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Veedol announces Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador

The partnership aims to enhance the brand's visibility and solidify its market position in India.

Veedol, one of India’s lubricant brands from Tide Water Oil Co. (India), has signed up Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador. This partnership signifies a pivotal move for Veedol as it seeks to enhance its brand presence and solidify its market position across India.

Brand Veedol has a legacy with markets in over 70 countries. Positioned internationally as the ‘Professional’s choice’, Veedol enjoys considerable saliency amongst the workshop fraternity worldwide. Veedol provides a range of lubricants for both the Automotive Aftermarket (Retail) and Institutional (B2B) segments. With a pan India footprint, Veedol is one of India’s most prominent lubricant brands, with a consolidated revenue from operations of Rs 1,931 crore as of 31 March 2024.

Veedol is a brand encompassing a repertoire of quality products delivered far and wide through its network of channel partners, many of whom have been engaged with the company for two generations. Honesty, transparency and enduring relationships are defining features of the Veedol way, as encapsulated in its advertising tagline ‘Rakhe Saaf, Dil Se'.

Expressing enthusiasm, Arijit Basu, managing director, Tide Water Oil Co. (India) said, "We are delighted to have a cricketing great like Sourav Ganguly join us as our brand ambassador. His leadership, grit and determination are the stuff of legend, shaping the winning attitude of Team India as we know it today. Founded on honesty and self-belief, brand Sourav continues to inspire all to raise the bar of performance and achievement, values that resonate strongly with Veedol. We are confident that this association will give us a strong impetus as we drive forward into the future."

Commenting on the association, Sourav Ganguly said, "My association with Veedol represents a commitment to excellence, innovation and reliability. Just as Veedol stands for high-quality and performance in the automotive industry, I am dedicated to embodying these values in every aspect of my work. Together, we will strive to inspire and connect with our audience, showcasing the best of what we both have to offer."

Comprehensive Product Portfolio and Market Presence: Veedol has a strong presence across all automotive segments, including 2-wheelers, passenger cars, agri and commercial vehicles (both heavy and small). There are products across various performance specifications and price points. Traditionally strong in the 2-wheeler segment with its flagship brand "Take-Off" and in agriculture with "Prima," Veedol is increasingly expanding its presence in the passenger car (PCMO) and commercial vehicle (CV) segments.

The company has been particularly strong in upcountry and rural areas and is now intensifying its focus on urban markets. With significant equity in trade the brand enjoys a robust distribution network with 500 direct distributors and dealers servicing over 50,000 retail outlets and workshops.

Strategic Initiatives and Future Directions: Veedol is currently undergoing a portfolio upgrade and packaging makeover to introduce a new-age look and feel while offering technically superior products. A major revamp of supply chain and digitisation processes is also underway to enhance operational efficiencies and meet future customer needs.

Investing significantly in brand building, Veedol is leveraging its association with cricket, including its partnership with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the appointment of Sourav Ganguly as brand ambassador. These strategic directions underscore Veedol’s commitment to achieving high brand saliency and recall, factors that would help fuel its ambitious growth plans.

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