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Mobil oil Australia –oil distributors: Southern Cross Lubes

Southern Cross Lubes (SCL) is a leading lubricant distributor for Mobil oil. Australia-based, SCL was established in 2007 by 2 directors, Anthony Van Brugel and Ray Blayney, who at the time were owners of a fuel marketing distributor in Gippsland, GPG - a reseller of Mobil oil Australia. Back then SCL was appointed to be the authorised oil distributors in Victoria and Tasmania by ExxonMobil, to distribute for Mobil oil Australia to the fuel marketing distributors and manage existing relationships.

These humble beginnings saw the lubricant distributor business trading out of a single office of a distribution warehouse in Sunshine. The entire SCL team was made up of the 2 directors, a General Manager, an account manager (Craige Milward, 2007 – present) and an administration assistant.

In late 2007, ExxonMobil (Mobil oil Australia) made the decision to move to a full distributor model within Australia and went through a referral process whereby all direct customers were referred to the authorised oil distributors in each state. This saw significant growth for the lubricant distributor team at SCL in just a few short months after inception. 

 

The referral process was carried out in stages, and the first accounts to be transferred to SCL were the independent workshops, followed by franchise car dealers and then industrial customers.

In July 2011 the most significant event took place in SCL’s history to date. The business changed hands from the 2 original directors and was bought outright by a New Zealand family company, HWR. Following the takeover, SCL moved to a larger office in Port Melbourne in October of the same year.
November 2014 saw another move for SCL to its current location in Ajax Road, Altona. The site was already home to SCL’s warehouse as well as the sister company, Petrogas.

Most recently, SCL has been appointed the authorised distributor of Mobil oil Australia in NSW - in addition to the existing Victoria and Tasmania areas. With this announcement also comes the success of being named oil distributors for the Global Marine supply contract, servicing the marine ports across the eastern seaboard. Additionally, we are investing in a bulk tank facility on site at Ajax Road in early 2016.

     

Partner with Performance

When you partner with Southern Cross Lubes you are partnering with quality lubricants for mechanical performance, supplied by a partner you know and value. Read more.

 

Meet the team

After starting off with just 4 staff back in 2007, SCL continues to grow the team as the business continues to grow and prosper. Read more.

     

5 reasons you would want to be a part of SCL

Here are just 5 of the many reasons why the team love working for SCL, and why you would want to be a part of it too! Read more.
 

HWR alignment

HWR was formed in 1982 by Bill Richardson (Harold William Richardson) and to this day is still a family-owned business, based in Southland, NZ operating in 5 sectors across New Zealand and Australia. Read more.

     

Sponsorship

Since partnering with Mobil more than 2 decades ago, Walkinshaw Racing ave won all of their 8 championships and 8 out of their 9 Bathurst wins during this long standing partnership. Read more.

 

Careers

After reading the 5 reasons, are you interested in working for SCL? Find out if we have positions available, click here. 

     

Health and Safety

Health and safety is our priority and our focus is on ZERO harm- Everyone goes home to their families each night. Read more.

   

What our customers say about us

industrial lubricants
Southern Cross Lubes has an overall satisfaction rating of 5 out of 5 based on 17 paying customer ratings.