Caltex in South Africa

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Chevron in South Africa markets its products under the Caltex brand, one of South Africa's top four petroleum brands. Caltex was created in 1936 as a joint venture between Standard Oil Co. of California and the Texas Co., with each having equal ownership. The brand has operated in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as a committed energy provider ever since.

With the merger of Chevron and Texaco in October 2001, Caltex became part of the ChevronTexaco family. In a move to present a clear, strong and unified presence in the global marketplace, ChevronTexaco Corporation changed its name to Chevron Corporation in May 2005. Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. With more than 53,000 employees, Chevron subsidiaries conduct business around the world. This highly competitive corporation is engaged in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industry, including exploration and production; refining, marketing and transportation; chemicals manufacturing and sales; and power generation.

The Caltex brand is marketed in nearly 60 of the 180 countries Chevron operates within and is a highly valued company asset within the Chevron portfolio.

Caltex products are available to South African customers via Chevron South Africa (Pty) Limited, with its headquarters in Cape Town, and more than 800 Caltex outlets outlets throughout the country, as well as other selected stores. As in all other markets around the world, Chevron intends to offer all customers the best product quality and service available. The Chevron South Africa team is available to help you find the best products to effectively meet your needs.


Chevron South Africa employees more than 1500 people and forms part of the greater Africa-Pakistan-Middle East region, with its headquarters in Cape Town. The management structure is split into business units along key business functions – Products,  Lubricants, Value Chain Optimization and Manufacturing,  which are linked together by the Global Services Divisions (Finance, Public and Government Affairs, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Procurement and Audits).