Caltex began in 1936 as the California Texas Oil Company, a joint venture between the Texas Company (later named Texaco) and Standard Oil of California (later named Chevron Corp.) to market oil from newly gained concessions in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed Caltex Petroleum Corp. in 1968. The two parent companies merged in 2001 to form ChevronTexaco (renamed Chevron in 2005) and Caltex remains one of its major international brand names.
A quarter of Caltex's service stations are located in South Africa making it one of the country's top five petroleum brands. As a subsidiary of Chevron it also owns a refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town which has a production capacity of 100,000 barrels per day and produces a range of petrochemical products which include petrol, diesel, jet fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil and paving asphalt. The company also has a lubricants manufacturing plant and laboratory in Durban.
Not all fuels are the same. When you use ordinary fuel, deposits form in vital parts of your engine. Techron’s formulation is special because it contains polyetheramines, which have been scientifically proven to keep vital engine parts clean and prevent accumulation of grimy deposits. This cleaning additive that’s trusted by motorists, mechanics, and manufacturers around the world is in all grades of Caltex fuels.
Revolutionary engine oil technology for longer-lasting engines
Whether you ride a motorcycle, drive a car, bus, truck or something larger, a good engine oil can protect your vehicle’s engine from harmful deposits. As engines become more technologically advanced and complex, it’s more important than ever to use an engine oil that’s equally advanced. Caltex’s range of engine oils are designed with you in mind through continuous research and innovation, to help protect engine performance and the investment in your vehicle. You can be confident that our Havoline ® engine oils for cars and motorcycles and Delo® diesel oils for bus and trucks are the choice lubricants to make for a most enjoyable journey.
Stay fresh on the road
Fruit and vegetables, a quick bite at the deli, or a piping hot cup of coffee to-go at the Pitstop Café – get all of these and more at FreshStop, the exciting new retail partnership between Chevron SA and Fruit & Veg City. This one-stop, 24-hour convenience store has all the freshest products to get you through your journey. Plus, a contemporary décor and choice of departments in-store offer a great shopping experience.