Corona Virus and Valvoline Business Continuity
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3:46 AM
Dear Customers & Stakeholders,
Valvoline wish to assure all our customers that during this challenging time we are doing everything possible to keep our supply performance uninterrupted. In Australia & New Zealand we continue to be well placed to maintain supply.
LOCAL AUSTRALIA PRODUCTION: We have implemented all local and global precautions in line with recommended Personal Health Protection practices for all our staff in all functions.
Valvoline are in a fortunate position, in that the majority of our products are manufactured at our Wetherill Park production facility in Sydney. The facility is a secure location with highly regulated staff access and strict EH&S / OH&S compliance. We are taking all possible precautions to protect our staff and maintain operations at the plant. Valvoline have contingencies for specialised roles and responsibilities and do not envisage any impact to our NATA accredited quality system and volume of production at this point in time.
STOCK ON HAND: Our National warehouse network is holding significant levels of inventory which is replenished daily.
RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY: Valvoline has contracts in place with multiple base oil suppliers for the supply of bulk base oil (bulk liquid shipping import) and other essential raw material component suppliers. We are communicating daily with all our suppliers and have no current concerns around supply capability as they too are taking action to secure supply lines.
TRANSPORT: With multiple National carriers and our own local company vehicles we are well placed to ensure the logistics movements of our stock.
Valvoline certainly do not encourage stockpiling. However, if you are in an essential service with specific needs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss options. We have the flexibility in production to assist with specific inventory needs of customers if required.
Valvoline will continue to communicate with our customers as necessary with further developments regarding this difficult Global situation.