Delivering excellence through customer satisfaction, borderless thinking, innovation and teamwork.

Our Vision

Delivering excellence through customer satisfaction, borderless thinking, innovation and teamwork

Our core values

  • At Blendcor, we share a set of core values that supports all the work we do. These include teamwork, caring, respect and safety.
  • Teamwork. It’s all about the people.
  • Caring. It’s all about the people.
  • Respect. Respecting each other’s time, views, and actions.
  • Ownership & Accountability. Extreme ownership for our functions.
  • Honesty. Set high standards.
  • Trust. Embrace diversity.

Our Story

  • We are a significant manufacturer of lubricants and grease, jointly owned by Shell and BP in South Africa.
  • Fraser and Chalmers built the Blending Plant, which they put into service in 1956.
  • In 1989, Blendcor received ISO 9002 certification. In 1992, the facility was formally divorced from Sapref, and Blendcor (Pty) Ltd was established, with BP and Shell as equal shareholders. The factory was modified in 1957 to increase capacity to 80 000 metric tons per year from the original design capacity of 50 000 tons per year.
  • Blendcor is a joint company in which Shell Southern Africa and BP Southern Africa each own a 50/50 stake. This came about after BP Southern Africa purchased a 50% stake in the plant. Blendcor produces almost all types of grease and lubes (automotive and industrial) at its single facility, which has an annual production capacity of more than 200 million litres. Blendcor produces near full range of grease and industrial lubricants.
  • The company operates from a 53 000m² site situated in Island View, Durban, with its frontage on 135 Honshu Road.
  • Blendcor is registered as a company in terms of the Companies Act and operates as a cost centre.

Accreditations and certifications

Blendcor is an accredited Level 4 Broad-Based Black Empowerment company. 

The company has achieved SABS ISO 14001 (environmental management system) and 45001 (occupational health and safety management system) certification.

It has also been awarded IATF 16949:2016 certification that emphasises the development of a process-oriented quality management system that provides for continual improvement, defect prevention and reduction of variation and waste in the automotive industry supply chain.