Lanka IOC to explore Myanmar and Indonesian markets; retains MTIMarch 21, 2013 12:08 pm
Lanka IOC a prominent figure among Sri Lanka Oil Companies and offering Lube and Engine oil in Sri Lanka, with a vision of exporting lube products, signed an agreement retaining the services of MTI Consulting to carry out a study of the fast emerging Myanmar and Indonesian markets.
Speaking at the occasion Lanka IOC MD Subodh Dakwale said: “One of our strategic pursuits is to increase the exports of Sri Lanka, given our international capabilities in the lube business. Lanka IOC is currently exporting lubricants to neighbouring countries like Maldives and Nepal.
“We witnessed that the emerging markets in the Mekong Valley and South East Asia as prime prospects, and will be looking forward to the benefits of working with MTI, who have impressive credentials across emerging markets.”
MTI consulting has worked across emerging markets in Asian, Middle East and African regions, which includes projects carried for multi-national and regional companies in Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordon, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Syria.
Lanka IOC is a public listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange with a turnover of Rs. 60.4 billion for the year 2011-12.
Taken from FT.lk
Sri Lanka IOC providing quality engine oil in Sri Lanka, to enter Malaysia, Indonesia lubricant marketsAugust 27, 2015 11:15 am
The Sri Lankan unit of Indian Oil Corporation plans to expand export markets and has said it will enter the Malaysian and Indonesian lubricant markets.
“Our growth plans have not been limited to the domestic market,” Lanka Indian Oil Corp. Managing Director Subodh Dakwale said.
LIOC has done a study on entering export markets with its premium lubricants and is currently testing the markets of Indonesia and Malaysia with the appointment of a small number of distributors for Lanka IOC lubricants.
“Plans for exporting lubricants will be unrolled during the year to test the markets of Indonesia and Malaysia,” Dakwale told shareholders in the company’s annual report.
“Although I do not anticipate significant revenue contributions from market development initiatives over the short term, I believe export markets will open up new revenue opportunities over the longer term.” (Colombo/August 25 2015)
Lanka IOC to invest Rs 400m on more outletsAugust 26, 2015 4:50 pm
Extracted from Daily News
Lanka IOC is planning on investing Rs. 400 million to add another 20 fuel stations to the current network, while also completing refurbishments of the existing fuel outlets, Lanka IOC Managing Director Subodh Dakwale said.
The company has also plans to export lubricants to test the markets of Indonesia and Malaysia.
The company’s market share of the lubricants sector will also be expanded through promotional campaigns by utilising the growing fuel station network as retail points. In this regard, extensive market surveys have already been conducted and revamped Lanka IOC lubricants will be launched in the new financial year(2015/2016). “Although I do not anticipate significant revenue contributions from market development initiatives over the short term, I believe export markets will open up new revenue opportunities over the longer term,”Dakwale said.
Lanka IOC bunkering operations are currently facing severe price competition from Indian ports that are able to offer lower prices due to domestic production of fuels, while Lanka IOC has to accommodate the additional costs related to fuel imports. However, he is hopeful that company’s technical expertise and extensive range of services will continue to provide a competitive advantage to ensure sustained revenue growth in the new financial year. (IH)
LIOC urges transparent pricingAugust 25, 2014 11:25 am
The Chairman of Lanka IOC Plc (LIOC), Makrand Nene says it is of great importance that the Sri Lanka Government evolves a transparent pricing system for fuels which would not only benefit the public but would also pave way for systematic infrastructure development in the energy sector. According to the LIOC management, there remains minimal correlation of local prices to International world market prices, which exposes the industry to an acute risk of incurring significant financial losses due to sudden price fluctuations. Hence, they say there is a need for greater transparency in the formulation of a method to correlate to global prices.
Addressing shareholders at the release of the company’s Annual Report for the year March 31, 2014, the LIOC Chairman Nene said that 2013/2014 had been the most successful financial year to date, as the firm continued to grow in its second decade of operations as the second and only other player in the Sri Lankan petroleum sector next to Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO).
“With the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation having finally increased their diesel selling price in line with Lanka IOC in February 2013, our retail sales of diesel grew by 41% in quantity and 46% in value this financial year,” Nene announced adding that the company has achieved Rs.81.79 billion in sales, up 9% from Rs.75.11 billion recorded in the previous year.
Lanka IOC Plc has thus recorded a profit after tax of Rs.4.8 billion for the financial year, up from Rs.2.9 billion reported in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Domestic revenue for the year has increased by Rs.11.95 billion, which is a 20.9% growth from the previous year with the largest contribution from diesel sales which increased by 53%. Petrol revenue only grew by 8% but it contributed 40% of the total revenue, financials showed.
Meanwhile, Managing Director Subodh Dakwale said LIOC continued to expand its retail sector in 2013/14, opening ten new outlets in locations where fuel filling stations were most needed, increasing its number of filling stations to 147 and refurbishing a number of existing stations.
“In 2014/15, however we plan to kick start our expansion drive by opening over forty new outlets and refurbishing a further fifty. We plan to spread our footprint across the country in a major way, by increasing our presence in the unrepresented areas of the island nation,” he announced.
LIOC said in the financial year 2013/2014, fuel products had continued to be their highest profit center, garnering 75% of the total profit and accounting for 73% of the total turnover. Sales of petrol grew by 3% in 2013/14 to over 200,000 kiloliters while with price parity finally being reached, diesel sales grew by an incredible 41% to over 222,000 kiloliters.
On the corporate end, LIOC said acquisition of the business during the period under review to supply lubricant products to the Sri Lanka Transport Board can be counted upon as a major achievement.
In the year 2013, although value of total oil imported into Sri Lanka grew up to Rs.182 billion from Rs.157 billion in 2012, the value of refined products imported reduced to Rs.353 billion from Rs.467 billion. Nonetheless, the oil prices remained unchanged within the year and sales of petrol grew by 4% and diesel grew by 2%.
Lanka IOC opens 100th SERVO Shop in MawanellaJune 26, 2014 11:40 am
Lanka IOC PLC recently opened their 100th ‘SERVO Shop’ in Mawanella. In 2013, LIOC put this innovative idea forward to further increase its stake in the lubricant market and re-conceptualized its retail channel with a unique new concept to showcase LIOC’s range of Servo lubricants Sri Lanka.
Starting from left, Kegalle Distributor, Mediwatte; Lubes Executive- Retail, Rasheel Hassen; Lubes Marketing and Planning Senior Vice President, Soumen Ganguly; Lanka Servo Shop Dealer, Najimudeen and Kandy Region Sales Supervisor, Sanjaya are present in this picture.