Shell to buy leading provider of on-street charging for EVs

Photo courtesy of ubitricity Shell has signed an agreement to buy 100% of ubitricity, a leading European provider of on-street charging for electric vehicles (EVs). The move represents a further step in Shell’s efforts to support drivers as they switch to lower-carbon transport. Subject to regulatory clearance, the deal is expected to be completed later…

Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union announces name change

The Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union (ALMU), a Singapore-based organisation that represents the interests of a broad range of lubricant industry businesses throughout Asia, today announced a new corporate name following approval by The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). ALMU will now be known as the Asian Lubricants Industry Association or “ALIA”. The new name…

Xeriant launches next-generation of eco-friendly lubricants

Xeriant, Inc., a new aerospace technology holding company, announced that it has been working with its strategic alliance partner, Xeriant Europe s.r.o., to launch a line of next-generation eco-friendly metal conditioners and lubricants under the brand names XERI-MC and XERI-L, which are in the process of being sold worldwide under an exclusive licensing agreement. Initial…

Global factory fill ATF for Allison Transmission now available

Petro-Canada Lubricants announced the availability of DuraDriveTM HD Synthetic 668, the worldwide factory first-fill automatic transmission fluid (ATF) for Allison Transmission’s TES 668TM specification. In October 2020, Petro-Canada Lubricants, a HollyFrontier business, announced that it has signed a supply agreement to become the only worldwide first-fill supplier of TES 668TM automatic transmission fluid for Allison Transmission, the premier…

McKupler Inc. to distribute Mobil lubricants in Philippines

ExxonMobil has appointed McKupler Inc. as the sole authorized distributor for Mobil-branded commercial and consumer lubricants in the Philippines. The distribution rights took effect on December 15, 2020. The agreement also allows McKupler Inc. to fully integrate the Mobil product offerings and services into its portfolio to cater to Philippine automotive consumers, as well as…

Castrol India taps Jaya Jamrani as vice president – marketing

Photo courtesy of Castrol India Castrol India Limited, India’s leading automotive lubricants company, announced the appointment of Jaya Jamrani as vice president – marketing, effective from 1 January 2021. Jamrani, an alumnus of IIM Lucknow, has spent more than a decade across various verticals in Castrol both in India and globally, after a stint with…

Valvoline launches new gear-oil packaging innovation

Photo courtesy of Valvoline Valvoline Inc. announced the retail launch of its newest gear-oil packaging innovation, FlexFill™. The patented FlexFill bag will make changing synthetic gear oil easier — all while providing a more flexible, less wasteful automotive Do-It-Yourself (DIY) experience. “At Valvoline, we strive to make vehicle care easy — through both superior product…

Liqui Moly partners with New East General Trading in UAE

Photo courtesy of Liqui Moly German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly is repositioning itself in the United Arab Emirates, with New East General Trading as its local partner. “We are taking this step very consciously right now – despite or rather precisely because of the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Tarek Ghali, export area manager, Liqui…

Champion Brands celebrates 65 years in the lubricants industry

Photo courtesy of Champion Brands Champion Brands, LLC, based in Clinton, Missouri, U.S.A., and a manufacturer of chemicals, lubricants, brake fluids, motor oils and additives, announced this week a year-long 65th Anniversary Celebration in 2021. Founded by Ralph Lowe in 1956 as Lowe Oil Co., today,  Champion Brands, LLC is a globally recognized leader in…

Total Lubrifiants celebrates 50 years of turbine lubrication

Photo courtesy of GE Total Lubrifiants is delighted to celebrate a memorable milestone paving the way for the future: the 50th anniversary of TOTAL PRESLIA, its range of turbine oils. TOTAL PRESLIA’s range of products is used to produce more than 500 gigawatts (GW)/year of electricity worldwide. More than ever, being able to rely on…