WP Group Turn Oil to Gold

 6th Mar 2015

A regional distributor of fuels and lubricants, WP Group (WP) has been ranked by ExxonMobil the operator of Britain’s largest oil refinery as a top Mobil lubricants distributor across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. 

Each year ExxonMobil award top performing distributors from around the world with ‘Elite Club’ status.  Presented ‘gold’ just two years prior, WP’s repeat performance in 2014 recognises another “outstanding performance” in their field.  Business excellence criteria for the top spot included sales growth in flagship and premium lubricants, world-class workforce development, operational excellence and marketing program implementation.

With a history that dates back more than 50 years, WP Group has a longstanding heritage relationship with ExxonMobil.  As one of three authorised distributors of Mobil lubricants in the UK, being recognised at a leading distributor on an international platform is a highly-coveted honor.

Recently ranked in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 as well as being recognised locally as a leader in sustainable fuel and lubrication, this accolade marks the end of a very successful 2014 for the Southampton based oil company. 

WP Group’s Managing Director, David Fairchild states; ‘The Elite Club Gold Award is testament to the continued investment the company is making into its lubricants business and the Mobil brand.  To be recognised by as a leading distributor for ExxonMobil is a fantastic achievement and one that everyone at WP Group should take pride in. 

Our priority is to provide world leading technology Mobil lubricants combined with innovative and sustainable engineering solutions and services  to some of industry’s leading blue chip companies. Working closely with ExxonMobil helps us achieve this goal and places us in a good position for continued growth as more clients understand the benefits derived from our focus on lubrication excellence, fuel management and compliance ..’

Darren Borras, WP Group’s Commercial Director commented; “As recognition of our hard work and commitment, it is with great honour that we accept this esteemed award.  With a focused leadership team and ongoing investment in talent, the Board is committed to continuing the development of WP Group into an engineering led and solutions-focused, sustainable business.”

Distributor Elite Club Gold rewards distributors who achieve outstanding results and, by doing so, contribute to further enhancing ExxonMobil’s overall distributor network performance in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


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