Shell is the First International Lubricant with SNI Certification
By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Wednesday, August 15 2018 - 23:00 IWST
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, In order to support the growth of lubricants in Indonesia, PT Shell Indonesia launches Shell lubricant products with Indonesian Lubricants Standard (SNI) certification.
The launch was attended by the Director General of the Chemical, Textile and Multifarious Industries (IKTA) Ministry of Industry held at Shell Indonesia Lubricating Plant in Marunda, Bekasi, Wednesday (08/15/2018).
Director of Lubricants at PT Shell Indonesia Dian Andyasuri said Shell was trying to provide the best for customers in Indonesia, both in terms of products and services.
"The standardization of our automotive lubricant products that are SNI certified and supported by domestic component content is our commitment to jointly encourage domestic development," Dian said.
Shell Indonesia is the first international energy company to successfully obtain SNI certification from the National Standardization Agency (SNI) for automotive lubricant products namely Shell Helix, Shell Rimula, Spirax Shell and Shell Advance.
Not only that, said Dian, Shell lubricants such as Shell Argina S3 40, Shell Rimula R4X 15W / 40 and Tellus S2 MX68 have also been successful in obtaining the Domestic Component Level (TKDN) certification from the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia.
"With this certification shows that the contents of the three Shell lubricant products have met the requirements of the domestic components set by the government. This product is also 100 percent produced at the Shell plant in Bekasi," he added.
Meanwhile, Director General of IKTA of the Ministry of Industry Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono expressed his appreciation to PT Shell Indonesia as the first international lubricant brand that was certified by SNI.
"We really appreciate this because the government, especially the Ministry of Industry, is encouraging how to improve the quality of domestic industrial products," he explained.
According to Sigit, SNI certification is needed to maintain the quality of Indonesian products and provide security to consumers and society.
"In addition, SNI also functions as a barrier to safeguard the domestic market from competition with other products so that domestic products with high quality can lead the market," Sigit said.
Furthermore, Sigit explained, the domestic lubricant industry currently has 44 companies with a production capacity of 2 million kilo liters per year, while the utilization has only reached 45 percent or only reached around 1 million kilo liters per year.
"It means that our capacity is already large, we have fulfilled our national needs from the industrial aspects. With the enactment of compulsory SNI we want to be able to increase to 75 percent or 80 percent of its utilization. Because our demand is large so we can stand on our own feet, and be able to supply our own needs, "he concluded.