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REMINDER: Kia and Total: a long-lasting partnership!


Kia and Total: a long-lasting partnership!

Paris, April 22, 2021 – Kia Corporation and Total Lubrifiants have renewed their global partnership (*) in March 2021 for 5 years. Total Lubrifiants continues to be the recommended partner of Kia Corporation for the sales of lubricants in the dealership networks until March 2026. The networks will be able to benefit from TOTAL QUARTZ high-performance engine oils, Total Lubrifiants’ marketing expertise as well as Total’s mastery of electric mobility and electric vehicle solutions.

Since 2011, this collaboration has showcased the common vision of both companies in terms of performance, quality, and innovation. Thanks to the development of high-quality products and innovative solutions, both companies have strengthened their global market presence and have provided customized services to Kia customers. This renewal opens the door to new opportunities especially when looking forward towards the arrival of new engine technologies.

Kia and Total extend global partnership to expand collaborations until 2026

From left to right: Pablo Martinez, Vice President, Head of Ownership Customer Experience Design at Kia Corporation, Jean Parizot, Vice-President Automotive at Total Lubrifiants, Jean-François Thouin, Deputy Head of OEM at Total Lubrifiants, Andy KIM, Vice President, Head of Global CX Ownership Group

“We are proud to continue with this partnership that began 10 years ago�?? declared Jean Parizot, Vice-President Automotive at Total Lubrifiants. “This partnership, built around innovation and technology, has enabled us to develop perfectly customized products with Kia that meet the needs of customers. This renewal provides us with the chance to engineer new solutions for the constantly evolving requirements of electric and hybrid engines and to enlarge the partnership to new fields of cooperation such as mobility and electrification�??.

"During the last 10 years we have built a very successful partnership for both Total and Kia, achieving remarkable growth and high levels of customer satisfaction," said Pablo Martinez, Vice President, Head of Ownership Customer Experience Design at Kia Corporation. "In the course of the next five years we will together explore additional cooperation possibilities in the areas of mobility and electrification," he added.

*with the exception of South Korea

About Kia Corporation
Kia ( is a global mobility brand with a vision to create sustainable mobility solutions for consumers, communities, and societies around the world. Founded in 1944, Kia has been providing mobility solutions for more than 75 years. With 52,000 employees worldwide, a presence in more than 190 markets, and manufacturing facilities in six countries, the company today sells around three million vehicles a year. Kia is spearheading the popularization of electrified and battery electric vehicles and developing a growing range of mobility services, encouraging millions of people around the world to explore the best ways of getting around. The company's brand slogan – ‘Movement that inspires’ – reflects Kia’s commitment to inspire consumers through its products and services.

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About the Marketing & Services division of total
Total’s Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service-stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all our customers.

About Total Lubrifiants
Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of lubricants. It has 42 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D centers. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.

About Total 
Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major. 

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