news release

Chevron Oronite Celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Chevron Japan Limited

SAN RAMON, Calif., November 16, 2021 – Chevron Japan Limited (Company or COJL), a joint venture between Chevron Oronite and Nomura Jimusho, Inc., recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Celebrating both customers and employees, the Company is marking the occasion by recognizing the many technological advancements that have resulted from the Company’s strong presence in Japan as well as acknowledging the contributions of its workforce to advance lubricants and fuel additives worldwide.


“This is a significant milestone for us as we mark six decades of excellence in Japan, and we look forward to celebrating many more as we continue our journey,” said Colleen Cervantes, president, Chevron Oronite.


“COJL is the only full-scale and wholly integrated additive company in Japan with a blending facility in Omaezaki as well as a dedicated research and development facility that includes engine and bench test labs to support customers’ needs now and into the future. The facility is also the home of Chevron Oronite’s Asia Pacific Center of Excellence for automotive and power transmission oils/fluids, and Global Center of Excellence for motorcyle. An office supporting sales and various support functions is located in Tokyo.


Task Toyono, president, COJL, reflected on the benefits of the company’s strong presence in Japan over the years and what lies ahead. “Our proximity to Japanese lube marketers’ headquarters and central labs as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) has helped facilitate close relationships over the years which we greatly appreciate. We are also proud that our research here in Japan has become so integrated into Oronite’s global technology advancements across many product lines. As the world continues to evolve, our people will continue to be the foundation for success on our continuing journey.”

About Chevron Oronite

Chevron Oronite is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of fuel and lubricant additives, helping provide solutions to customers globally. Headquartered in San Ramon, California (USA), Chevron Oronite maintains regional offices in Houston (Americas Region), Paris (Europe-Africa-Middle East Region), and Singapore (Asia-Pacific Region); operates manufacturing sites in Belle Chasse, Louisiana (USA), Gonfreville (France), Singapore, and Mauá (Brazil); an affiliated blending and shipping plant in Omaezaki, Japan; technology centers in the USA, France, the Netherlands, Japan and China and has interests in additive companies operating in other locations, including India.


Chevron Oronite is comprised of numerous affiliates that are indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Chevron Corporation. For simplicity in this news release, the terms “Chevron Oronite” and/or “Oronite” are used as abbreviated references to Chevron Corporation affiliates that are part of the Chevron Oronite business unit. Nothing in this document is intended to override or supersede the corporate separateness of these entities.

About Chevron

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. We believe affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy is essential to achieving a more prosperous and sustainable world. Chevron produces crude oil and natural gas; manufactures transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and additives; and develops technologies that enhance our business and the industry. To advance a lower-carbon future, we are focused on cost efficiently lowering our carbon intensity, increasing renewables and offsets in support of our business, and investing in low-carbon technologies that enable commercial solutions.