Oil marketer Total Kenya and Bajaj Auto have partnered to launch a new lubricant that is suited for motorbikes in Kenya.
According to the two companies, the new lubricant will enable motorbike owners to get the most out of their bikes and cut on operational and maintenance costs. The new lubricant is called Total Hi-Perf-Bajaj and is targeting two and three wheelers. The Lubricant will be produced locally in Total Kenya’s Mombasa based blending plant.
“Kenya is the first country to roll out the use of Total Hi-Perf-Bajaj Lubricant in Africa. This partnership was officially inked on the 30th January 2019. The partnership offers and enhanced after-sale service by availing a product with superior technical capability demanded in the target segment.” said the Managing Director of Total Kenya Mr. Olagoke Aluko during the launch.
The lubricant’s formulation will benefit motorcyclists owing to longer service intervals which translate to reduced running costs. Currently, majority of boda-boda riders consume 12 litres of lubricant per annum per unit. The lubricant will supplement the existing Total Kenya lubricants.
According to the Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya (MAAK), there are an estimated 800,000 motorbikes in the country. The new range of lubricants will be available in all Bajaj dealerships and networks and Total service stations countrywide. Following a successful pilot launch of the Total Hi-Perf-Bajaj in Kenya, a co-branded similar projected is set to be unveiled in 15 other African countries.
Total Kenya is part of TOTAL Group and has been operating in Kenya for more than 60 years. The company is a market leader in the petroleum sector, with facilities that include; over 200 service stations countrywide. Total Kenya shares are quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.