Aegis - New Zealand's oil manufacturer

3 August 2016

Buy NZ Made Ambassador Paul Radisich

Buy NZ Made Ambassador Paul Radisich isn't just a former world champion in motor racing - he's also one of the strongest advocates of supporting home manufactured products you will ever meet in New Zealand.

It's also a lot more than being an advocate of the movement as Paul runs the family oil business Aegis which remains New Zealand's only oil manufacturing company.

Aegis was established more than 25 years ago by Paul's father Frank Radisich. It combines a tradition of reliable customer service with an extensive range of premium quality virgin automotive and industrial lubricants. The difference with Aegis Oil is that it blends and distributes all of its own range of premium lubricants right here in NZ.

The Aegis range includes a full range of mineral and synthetic motor oils, motorcycle and ATV oils, transmission oils, grease, two stroke and outboard oils and a huge variety of specialist products for niche markets. With a comprehensive product portfolio. The Aegis blending process uses high quality additives to international specifications in line with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and API (American Petroleum Institute) industry compliance.

"As an oil company which blends our own products, we naturally have a very deep understanding of the NZ marketplace and its requirements and we have been able to grow the business significantly in recent years as a result," explained Radisich.

"At Aegis Oil we employ New Zealand workers to blend and distribute our own range of premium lubricants and we focus on Kiwi businesses," explained Radisich.

"We offer our customers peace of mind knowing they are dealing with a company owned and run by New Zealanders who know better than anyone the demands this country puts on machinery. That's really why we understand and support the Buy NZ Made campaign so actively. It's entirely relevant to our business and to a huge and diverse range of others."