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11/01/2018 News

Total Lubrifiants and Temot International announce a distribution partnership

Total Lubrifiants, a world leader in lubricants, and Temot, a global automotive parts and accessories purchasing company, announce a new partnership agreement.

Paris, January 11th, 2018 - Total Lubrifiants, a world leader in lubricants, and Temot, a global automotive parts and accessories purchasing company, announce a new partnership agreement. This three-year strategic partnership began on 2017 and will enable customers around the world to benefit from TOTAL's broadest and most powerful range of lubricants available today.

Temot International was founded in 1994 and has since expanded into 63 countries in four continents. Temot is a Strategic Value-Added Network operating in the Automotive Accessories industry, employing more than 35,000 people and collaborating with 20,000 garages under different banners. Furthermore, the group generates aggregate total revenue sales of more than 10 billion euros.

Working with Total, Temot benefits from 45 years of experience and will strengthen its product offerings with superior quality oils such as TOTAL QUARTZ, the best lubricants to protect engines from premature wear, and TOTAL RUBIA, the heavy-duty range whose complex formula provides better engine protection and an unequalled level of performance.

Thanks to this partnership, Total is expanding its network with its entire product line being available to many new local distributors. Going forward, the 20,000 garages in Temot’s network will now have access to oils developed by Total Lubricants, whose performance and ability to protect engines of all types are unrivaled and now considered the benchmark.

"We are delighted with this partnership with Temot. By becoming a fully referenced supplier, Total is covering an even wider area, moving closer to distributors and becoming a local partner," said Thierry Gourault, Managing Director for Automotive Total Lubricants."The logistics implemented by Temot enables the automotive accessories industry to display growth that will benefit Total by targeting distributors, including the smallest ones".

In addition to gaining access to independant garages and covering new geographical areas, this partnership enables Total to offer its product ranges to not only the automotive market, but also to the heavy-duty vehicle market.

“By partnering with major distributors, Total is cementing its position as a premium supplier of engine lubricants by providing our entire product range," adds Thierry Gourault.

Fotios Katsardis, President & CEO of TEMOT International, commented: "We are delighted by the partnership with Total, one of the largest players in the lubricants market. Our shareholders, both light and heavy duty vehicles, present on all continents, will thus benefit from its strong global presence.”

Finally, the partnership between Total and Temot rounds out the company's efforts with automakers in order to broaden its growth prospects around the world.


TEMOT International is a leading strategic value network operating in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry, focusing on Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles. Its headquarters is located near Düsseldorf in Germany. TEMOT International was founded in 1994 by 5 European companies and has been expanding continuously all over the world ever since. The organization consists today of 70 shareholders spread all over the world, producing aggregate total revenues of more than 10 billion €, employing directly more than 35,000 people and maintaining direct or indirect affiliations with 20,000 garages through various garage concepts. TEMOT International shareholders are leading warehouse distributors, e-commerce operators and aftermarket divisions of automotive conglomerates. They mainly supply to garages, jobbers and consumers and provide a comprehensive range of products, services, systems and concepts. TEMOT International's quest of adding value in the automotive aftermarket is pursued through serious networking, common procurement, information technology solutions, garage concepts & systems and public affairs.

About Total Lubrifiants

Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engine oils and lubricants. It has 41 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D center. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.

About the Marketing & Services division of Total

Total Marketing Services develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 110 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 16,000 service stations in 65 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.

About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

Total Lubrifiants contacts

Media Relations: Élise Marbach l  +33 (0)1 47 44 57 39 l [email protected]


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