Orbichem is an established South African distributor and marketer of petroleum specialty products, specializing in Grp I, II, III base oils, naphthenic process oils, transformer oils, white oils, waxes and bitumen. With access to globally reputable sources of supply, and a highly experienced sales and marketing, logistics and technical background, Orbichem is able to offer its African customer base world class products and services. Orbichem is the official distributor for Ergon Europe in sub-Saharan Africa.
As an African petroleum specialty business, Orbichem can offer a tailored service to the unique needs of the African markets. As such, Orbichem has the ability to combine the small-scale quantities required by the developing African end-users and translate them into product demands that are more suited to the large-scale manufacturers in the world.
To its global principals, Orbichem performs value-adding services such as sales development and market representation, customer liaison and relationship management, customer technical support, market research and supply chain management with particular emphasis on the African petrochemicals market.
Orbichem is a Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) South African company. It is 100% black owned and managed. The ideals of empowerment underpins Orbichem’s entire business ethos, where the company prides itself in its network of suppliers and customers from previously disadvantaged sectors of the South African economy. The company has an active corporate social investment programme, including support for schools, orphanages and Aids non-governmental organisations. Staff members are personally involved in these interventions.
Orbichem plays in a prominent chairing role in the ICIS African Base Oils and Lubricants conference. As an integral part of Orbichem’s responsibility in caring for the environment and the safe disposal of used oil, the company is also a member of the ROSE Foundation.