Bapco created their new Lubricants Business Unit to developed a full range of finished blended lubricants & accessory products for consumer & commercial vehicles, including motor sports and marine engines.
In 1931 Bahrain became the first country in the Middle East to discover oil. By 1934, it was shipping oil & natural gas throughout the world, business to business. The only consumer connection was branding seen on tankers and refineries.
The original logo reflects Bapco’s traditional industrial business.
New Consumer Division
Building on the original oil droplet & gas flame concept, the new Bapco Lubricants identity adds clarity with hints of Bahrain provenance taken from the red points in the national flag. Custom typography gives a clear, crisp & modern look to Bapco’s consumer orientated lubricants division.
Strong, clear, distinctive branding on tankers, lorries, service stations & merchandising build brand awareness across the Middle East, India, Pakistan & Africa.
Branding & Graphic Structure
As a new brand with such a large range of products the graphic system was designed for clarity. Brand level consistency creates impact while strong colour coding differentiates across sub brand ranges & the 30 different engine & gearbox product formulations. Consumers can scan through detailed specifications with ease & quickly find exactly what they are looking for.
A colouring structure created to differentiate products in the range on two levels: application & performance.
Application refers to engine type e.g. petrol or diesel & where used eg. engine or gearbox.
Performance specifies the quality level broken down by base oil & additive technology.
Launch & Promotional Material
Collateral launch brochures and sales materials.
Curve produced initial materials with design guidelines supplied in a detailed brand manual. Local operators across the sales territories have clear instructions on how to work to agreed brand standards & ensure consistency.
Merchandising & forecourt visuals created during brand identity & packaging design development.