The launch of the Castrol India Shining Vision three years ago set us on our journey oftransformation with the goal to prepare your Company for a rapidly changing futurebuilding on our 110-year old solid foundation and aspiring for continued strength inbusiness performance and increased prosperity for all our stakeholders.
We are happy that we have driven noteworthy progress against several key parameters ofbusiness performance with clear focus on premium customer experience while strengtheningour agenda on safety quality sustainability and governance in this time period.
In 2018 we turned in a solid set of results. We grew volumes profitably three years ina row achieving the highest ever volume since 2010 and grew ahead of the market in theretail and industrial segments. We achieved the highest Profit Before Tax at Rs. 1098crores and performed well on all our strategic priorities despite a tough externalenvironment. We introduced differentiated and industry-first products across categories tomeet evolving needs of our consumers and consistently created superior value for them withthe aim to delight them through our products services reach and network.
As a result of these efforts several industry accolades across diverse themes ofsafety innovation CSR quality and business excellence came our way which gave usimpetus and inspiration to keep aspiring higher. The key to this continued success hasbeen the team's consistent performance every single day coupled with an excellencemindset and indomitable spirit.
We are committed to build on the proud legacy of Castrol in India and continue to workuncompromisingly towards preparing your Company for the future. We look forward to yourabundant support as always as we target the next set of audacious milestones on ourJourney to Brilliance.