Want more construction news and views from the Middle East? Sign up now to receive our specially curated newsletters. Volatility in raw material prices and aggressive price competition in the UAE market are forcing local lubricant manufacturers such as Rulexx Lubricants & Grease Industries to look to export markets for growth. Currently, Rulexx exports 80% of its products from the UAE to markets such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. The manufacturer is seeking further expansion across the Middle East, in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait. Rulexx’s product portfolio includes automotive oils, gear oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic oils, marine oils, turbine oils, industrial lubricants, motor oils, auto coolants, brake fluids, and greases. The company’s production facility is situated in the Al Jurf industrial area in Ajman and houses its office, labour accommodation, R&D department and warehouse. The plant’s storage capacity for base oil is 3 million litres, distributed in 6 storage tanks, each with a maximum capacity of 500,000 litres. Its filling capacity per shift is up to 45,000 litres, equivalent to the total capacity of two fuel tankers. “We operat...