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German’s Tipp Oil rebottles deposit policy in Nigeria game changer


Tipp Oil, leading german premium lubricants producer, has assured that its rebottle deposit scheme, which comes with its quality lubricants, will surely change the game in the Nigerian lube market. The assurance is in line with its resolve of its ‘grand plan’ to play in the Nigerian lube market.

Tipp Oil plastic container deposit and buy-back scheme is the world’s first in the lube industry as it buys back its 1, 4 and 5 litre engine oil plastic containers from customers as a way of protecting the environment.

With the buy-back system, the lube takes back empty lubricating oil bottles from its customers for a fee, clean and refill the bottles as a way of saving resources and reducing the burden of nature with plastic waste.

The lubricant is currently expanding its distribution network with a global campaign for new distributors for its award-winning and proudly ‘Made in Germany’ quality products. Nigeria is one of the markets in West Africa where the German premium lube manufacturer has received good expression of interest.

Maintaining its interest in playing actively in the local lubricants market, Tipp Oil said it would go through the country’s legal and regulatory processes in achieving this aim.

Olaolu Olusina, managing editor, Auto Report Africa, agent for Tipp Oil in Nigeria, said the move is based on the interest expressed by Nigerians in the company’s products following the recent launch of a global campaign for distributors by the company.

“Our deposit system (plastic buy back) in the circulation system is generating enthusiasm worldwide. We have received real interest in our products from Nigeria and we are coming into the market, fully, soon with our premium lubricants, using our plastic deposit system as a great incentive”. ,” Olusina, quoting Tipp Oil managing director, Sebastian Maier, said.

The plastic buy back scheme is fast receiving a warm embrace in the markets where the product operates with distributors now using it as incentive to also boost sales.

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“In Nigeria, Tipp Oil plans to use the deposit scheme to also boost self-employment among the teeming youth, thereby assisting the government in tackling a major problem. The beauty of it all is that the jobs to be created through this scheme would be sustainable as the lubricant is also planning to establish a training centre for youth development,” Olusina said.

Already in Angola, Ghana, Guinea, Togo and a few other African markets, the range includes car engine oil, gear and hydraulic oil, agricultural machinery oil, marine oil and many others.

Offering powerful and innovative lubricants for various applications, it ensures that all its products meet national and international standards and are carefully monitored during design, production, filling as well as during marketing.

With a wide range of mineral and synthetic oils for cars, trucks, construction machines and industrial machines, the lubricant is committed to actively promoting environmental protection.

The deposit system for plastic containers in the mineral oil sector stands out as the world’s first. An independent brand with great know-how and a range that offers the optimal oil for every application, TIPP OIL has the most recent certifications as well as a management system for quality and environment according to the standards DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and DIN EN ISO 14001:22015. Also, the company’s laboratory is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

In place all the times are quality guidelines as it observes the rules on sustainability, code of conduct as well as health and safety policy for all its employees. The company also attaches great importance to customer satisfaction, comprehensive service, high quality, reliability in the delivery of its products with the quality seal “Made in Germany.”

With two lube plants and 25 offices in Germany, TIPP OIL is a global player in the lubricants market as it sells its premium lubricants and chemicals in 40 countries across the world through its partners, accredited agents and exclusive distributors.

Widely recognised for its premium products and quality service delivery, TIPP OIL won the 2019 International Best Quality Award in Europe and was recognised in 2020 for its Lubricants and Deposit System.