About Us

COMPANY HISTORY

Peter Vicary and his sons Ben and Andrew founded Gulf Western Oil in 1988 for the sole purpose to design an oil specific to the Australian market. Australia has embraced this concept and over the last 33 years Gulf Western has become a leader in their field. This has been achieved by embracing some of the leading programs in the lubricant market:

  • API (American Petroleum Institute) ISO 9001
  • Quality Assurance Management System Certification

Gulf Western prides itself in only using the highest quality virgin base oils and the most technologically advanced API approved additive systems allowing the company to hold some of the highest OEM approvals in today’s market. From a small company blending lubricants for the local market, Gulf Western has grown into a multi-million litre organisation with an extensive distributor network throughout all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vietnam, China, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Christmas Islands, PNG, and Russia.

The company remains fully Australian owned and operated by the Vicary family.

1988

The Beginning

the Vicary Family Open Western Oil On Castlereagh road in Penrith, NSW

2000

Recognition

Gulf Western Oil obtain their first OEM license from Mack Trucks, USA & their top dog brand is born

2004

Accreditation

Gulf Western Oil successfully attain iso 9001 accreditation

2013

New Facility

Gulf Western Oil move to its state of the art blending facility in St Marys, NSW

2015

Acquisition

Gulf Western Oil acquire local distribution business – Davis Distributing

2017

Sponsorship

Gulf Western Oil become naming rights sponsors of Australia’s biggest drag racing events

2020

Naming Rights

Gulf Western Oil become naming rights sponsors of australia’s touring car masters

2020

Expansion

Gulf Western Oil opens its own branches in Asia with full time sales reps in Singapore, China & Kazakhstan

2021

Celebration

Gulf Western Oil’s managing director Ben Vicary celebrates his 30 years at the company