Lubricant brand Castrol, Wayne, N.J., announced two new distributor relationships in the Northeast region. Pilot Thomas Logistics (Fort Worth, Texas) and Northeast Lubricants (Charlotte, N.C.) will service Castrol’s customers in southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Both companies will provide customers with access to the full line of high-quality Castrol automotive products and join a network of national distributors focused on providing unparalleled support for customers.
Northeast Lubricants and Castrol began their partnership in 1997 and have since taken pride in providing a broad variety of quality products, service and an array of solutions to commercial, industrial, agricultural, automotive and marine customers. Operating one of the largest delivery fleets in the lubricant industry, Northeast operates from six distribution facilities, delivering to 12 states across the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.
Pilot Thomas Logistics has more than 70 years of experience in the distribution industry. Operating out of several warehouses in the Northeast, the company brings its expertise to the region as a premier provider of fuel, lubricants and chemicals to the energy, marine, mining and industrial markets.
“Both relationships with Pilot Thomas Logistics and Northeast Lubricants are consistent with our focus of continuously delivering best-in-class service to our customers, tailored to their specific operations,” said Rafael Vecchio, North American indirect sales director for Castrol. “We can’t wait to embark on this new journey with both providers and to offer our customers in this market access to quality oil through more diverse channels that will help fuel their businesses.”
Northeast Lubricants and Pilot Thomas Logistics will each have sales representatives dispersed throughout the region to promote Castrol’s products and address customer needs in a prompt and efficient manner.
“Outstanding customer service is a core Pilot Thomas principle and we are pleased to support this new venture with Castrol in this region,” said Dennis Cassidy, president and CEO of Pilot Thomas Logistics Inc. “Together, we’re dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by ensuring they receive the highest-quality lubricants, chemicals and fuel whenever and wherever they need it most.”
“Our network knows and trusts Castrol, so evolving our existing relationship with the top heritage brand was the best choice for Northeast Lubricants,” said Tom Arcoria, president of Northeast Lubricants. “To date, we’ve been able to provide lubrication and fuel solutions to countless businesses, and we look forward to furthering this capability hand-in-hand with Castrol for years to come.”