Kixx, GS Caltex’s integrated automotive and industrial lubricant brand, utilizes the latest advancements in petroleum and petrochemical technologies to produce high-quality lubricants that consumers can rely on.

On this website you’ll find updates on our latest news and activities from around the globe, and learn more about who we are and what we do, and why drivers around the world trust our products to get them where they need to go.

Who We Are

Kixx’s parent company, GS Caltex, was founded in 1967 as Korea’s first private oil refiner.
Since then, the company has set a new standard of excellence in the Korean petroleum industry,
and it continues to play a vital role in driving exports of oil and petroleum products.

Now, with a total of 14 branches in 11 countries, and through continuous investment in the petroleum and petrochemical industry,
GS Caltex is taking major steps toward becoming a leading global energy enterprise.

$30.6bil



Net Sales

63countries



EXPORTED TO

Our Facilities

Kixx’s production facilities include the fourth-largest single-site oil refinery in the world.
Processes carried out at these facilities range from oil refining and heavy oil upgrading,
to base oil, aromatics, polypropylene and lubricant oil production
Crude Refining


800,000BPSD

Heavy Oil upgrading


274,000BPSD

Largest HOU Capacity in Korea
Aromatics


2.0miL MTA

Polypropylene


180,000MTA

Lube Base Oil


$30.6BIL

Lubricants


9,000 BPSD

* As of 2018
Crude Refining


800,000BPSD

Heavy Oil upgrading


274,000BPSD

Largest HOU Capacity in Korea
Aromatics


2.0miL MTA

Polypropylene


180,000MTA

Lube Base Oil


$30.6BIL

Lubricants


9,000 BPSD

* As of 2018

Our Journey

Kixx’s history dates back to 1967,
when the company that would become GS Caltex was founded in Seoul as Honam Oil Refinery Ltd.
The company’s remarkable growth since then parallels Korea’s own economic development.
Take a look at the timeline below to learn more about milestone moments in Kixx and GS Caltex’s shared history.

2017

Kixx re-establishes itself as
GS Caltex’s master brand for vehicle and industrial lubricants,and unveils a new slogan:
“All Ways with You.”

All Ways

with You

2010 - 2016

Global

Expansion

GS Caltex establishes new branches and corporations in India (2010), China (2012) and Russia (2012), and increases the production capacity of its Yeosu base oil factory.

In 2012, the company receives an award from the Korean government for reaching $25 billion in exports.

2007

Construction is completed on GS Caltex’s Yeosu base oil plant, which features a daily output of 16,000 barrels.
After achieving a daily output of 23,000 barrels in 2009,
the Yeosu base oil plant’s production capacity expands to 26,000 barrels in 2011.

completed on

Construction

Yeosu base oil factory

2005

Kixx

is born

In March, the company formerly known as LG-Caltex Oil Refinery becomes GS Caltex. Six months later, GS Caltex introduces Kixx – a new lubricant brand for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.

1969

A new lube oil blending plant commences operations in Incheon, west of Seoul. The 80,000-square-meter plant is roughly
the size of 11 soccer fields, and produces 9,000 barrels
of lubricants per day, as well as 8,000 tons of grease per year.

Incheon

completed on

Construction

lubricant factory

1967

Honam

Oil Refinery, Ltd.

Korea’s first private oil refinery, and the company that will one day become GS Caltex, is officially incorporated in Seoul as Honam Oil Refinery, Ltd.

1966

A fateful partnership is formed

A joint venture agreement is signed between
Korea’s Lucky Geumseong Group
and the U.S.-based Caltex.

Our Journey

Kixx’s history dates back to 1967,
when the company that would become GS Caltex was founded in Seoul as Honam Oil Refinery Ltd.
The company’s remarkable growth since then parallels Korea’s own economic development.
Take a look at the timeline below to learn more about milestone moments in Kixx and GS Caltex’s shared history.

2017

ALL WAYS WITH YOU

Kixx re-establishes itself as GS Caltex’s master brand for vehicle and industrial lubricants, and unveils a new slogan: “All Ways with You.”

2010 - 2016

GLOBAL EXPANSION

GS Caltex establishes new branches and corporations in INDIA (2010), CHINA (2012) and RUSSIA (2012), and increases the production capacity of its Yeosu base oil factory. In 2012, the company receives an award from the Korean government for reaching $25 billion in exports.

2010 - 2016

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED ON
YEOSU BASE OIL FACTORY

Construction is completed on GS Caltex’s Yeosu base oil plant, which features a daily output of 16,000 barrels. After achieving a daily output of 23,000 barrels in 2009, the Yeosu base oil plant’s production capacity expands to 26,000 BARRELS in 2011.

1969

CONSTRUCTION CO MPLETED ON
INCHEON LUBRICANT FACTORY

A new lube oil blending plant commences operations in Incheon, west of Seoul. The 80,000-square-meter plant is roughly THE SIZE OF 11 SOCCER FIELDS, and produces 9,000 barrels of lubricants per day, as well as 8,000 tons of grease per year.

1969

HONAM OIL REFINERY, LTD.

Korea’s first private oil refinery, and the company that will one day become GS Caltex, is officially incorporated in Seoul as Honam Oil Refinery, Ltd.

1966

A FATEFUL PARTNERSHIP
IS FORMED

A joint venture agreement is signed between Korea’s Lucky Geumseong Group and the U.S.-based Caltex.
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