Christopher Goodfellow - 10 December 2010
Prime Lube has started manufacturing BlueSKY Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at its new 15,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Avenel, NJ.
The plant will produce four million gallons of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) per year and has capacity to increase production as the market grows.
Robert Arbasetti, Prime Lube's Chief Operating Officer, said: "We're very excited to be up and running, producing our own BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) for shipment directly to our growing network of distributors. With this local facility Prime Lube is able to offer a strategic advantage in terms of pricing and distribution capacity with our own fleet of trucks. And, through our strategic partnership with Piusi, we can also offer the best Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensing equipment in the business, along with the tanks and other handling equipment our distributors require."
The facility has a semi-automatic bottling line that packages BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) into 2.5 gallon bottles, 55 gallon drums and 275 gallon totes. Packaging is labeled in English, Spanish and French to enable multi-national marketing and distribution.
Roman Hewko, VP of sales and marketing at Kruse, said the location of the plant would help reduce logistics costs: "This plant is the third Kruse Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) facility in the US and the first in the Mid-Atlantic region. This strategic location, in close proximity to Boston, New York City and Philadelphia, will allow for more efficient distribution and lower transportation costs to these large metropolitan areas, resulting in a significant price advantage for Mid-Atlantic distributors and their customers."
In April, Prime Lube announced a partnership with Germany's Kruse Group to manufacture and distribute BlueSky DEF throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Kruse supplied the new plant with equipment and raw materials necessary in the production of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).
Christopher Goodfellow - 3 July 2012
Fuel and lubricant supplier Newcomb Oil Company has become a distributor of Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in central and western Kentucky and parts of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Robert Arbasetti, Chief Operating Officer of Prime Lube, which operates Blue Sky as part of a joint venture with Kruse, said: "The addition of the...
Christopher Goodfellow - 12 April 2012
Prime Lube, the parent company of Blue Sky East, has announced a strategic partnership with the Brewer Hendley Oil Company of Marshville, NC, to manufacture and distribute Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in the south east. The 15,000 square foot plant will begin production in New Marshville, North Carolina, in April 2012, with an...
Christopher Goodfellow - 4 February 2012
Blue Sky, a subsidiary of Prime Lube, has told discoverDEF.com it plans to open DEF manufacturing plants in Marshville, NC, and Owensboro, KY, in February, and Denver, CO, at the start of the third quarter. Robert Arbasetti, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Sky, told discoverDEF.com: "We are within three weeks to a month of having three...
Christopher Goodfellow - 3 November 2010
Fuel and lubricants supplier Sandri will distribute Prime Lube's BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) across Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and in eastern New York State. Robert Arbasetti, Chief Executive officer of Prime Lube, said: "Sandri is a well-diversified, progressive energy supplier and we are confident that our...
Alex Wood - 4 August 2016
Blue Sky have recently announced a new distribution partnership with Englefield Oil Field Company. This partnership will mean that Blue Sky DEF will be available in more locations in the Midwest including Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, as well as West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. A statement has been provided by Blue Sky DEF North...