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Castrol India manufactures and markets a range of automotive and industrial lubricants. It markets its automotive lubricants under two brands – Castrol and BP. The company has leadership positions in most of the segments in which it operates including passenger car engine oils, premium 2-stroke and 4-stroke oils and multigrade diesel engine oils. Castrol India has the largest manufacturing and marketing network amongst the lubricant companies in India. The company has 5 manufacturing Plants across the country, including a state-of-the-art plant in Silvassa. The company reaches its consumers through a distribution network of 270 distributors, servicing over 70,000.retail outlets.

Major corporate events (Milestone)
Year Events

1910 CC Wakefield & Company’s automotive lubricants enter the Indian market
1919 The company sets up its first overseas branch office in India and commences operations as a trading unit
1979 Castrol India (CIL) incorporated under the name Indrol Lubricants and Specialities Pvt Ltd to take over the Indian operations of Burma Castrol, UK
2000 BP acquires Burmah Castrol Plc and Castrol India Ltd becomes a part of one of the largest global companies
2001 Castrol, UK acquires a 20% stake in the company through an open offer made to CIL shareholders, thereby increasing its stake from 51% to 71%
2002 Merges with BP Lubricants India Ltd
2005 Castrol f333urther strengthens its relationship with two-wheeler consumers by introducing Castrol Franchised Motorcycle Servicing Centers – Castrol Bike Zones
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