DUBAI, UAE, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
As reported earlier by Epoxy Oilserv Nigeria News online , yesterday press release by Shell has clearly indicated that Shell Lubricants to be BMW group’s recommended oil in 140 countries.
Shell premium engine and motorcycle oils to be supplied for BMW service-fills in more than 140 countries
Shell today announces that it has been chosen by BMW AG as its only recommended global supplier for aftermarket engine oils for the following BMW brands: BMW, BMW i, BMW M, MINI and BMW Motorrad.
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From the start of 2015, premium engine oils manufactured by Shell will be available to customers at BMW Group’s network of more than 3,500 dealers, in more than 140 countries, including China, Germany, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the UK and the USA.
The collaboration means that Shell will produce and supply BMW’s branded engine oils. These products will meet the latest BMW engine specifications and are underpinned by Shell’s PurePlus Technology. Shell PurePlus Technology is a breakthrough in how engine oils are formulated. It is a patented gas-to-liquid (GTL) process, developed over 40 years of research, which converts natural gas into a crystal-clear base oil.
Base oil, usually made from crude oil, is the main component of finished oils and plays a vital role in the quality of the finished engine oil. The base oil is produced at the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar, a partnership between Shell and Qatar Petroleum. From 2015, BMW service customers benefit from the integration of Shell’s global lubricants supply chain with its gas value chain in Qatar.
Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President for Shell Lubricants, said: “We are honoured to become the BMW Group’s recommended supplier of aftermarket engine oil. We look forward to jointly supplying, distributing and marketing these oils, as of start 2015.”
“This is recognition of the benefits of Shell’s engine oil expertise and cutting-edge technology by one of the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. This includes an acknowledgment of the value of our most recent innovation: Shell PurePlus Technology for premium engine oils.”
“This deal brings two leading brands together to offer the best of performance and technology to BMW service customers. Both companies have a very strong commitment to premium products and services, giving us much in common.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
Aftermarket or service-fill oils refers to any oils put in any vehicles such as a car or motorcycle, during the after-sales service for the general upkeep of a vehicle in its lifetime.
Genuine (parts) Oils are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) owned branded oils such as Original BMW, Motorrad and MINI Engine Oils. They are specially formulated to meet specific needs of a given OEMs different vehicle components.
The motor oil industry is moving towards increased use of synthetic oils over mineral oils because of the improved performance benefits offered in line with stringent emission regulations and fuel efficiency demands. Synthetic oils are manufactured from crude oil or gas using advanced chemical processes. This is in contrast to mineral base oils, which are complex mixtures of naturally occurring hydrocarbons found in crude oil.
Base oil produced using Shell PurePlus Technology is a high-quality API Group III synthetic base oil. This innovative component provides a superior molecular structure which can help to: extend engine life, reduce maintenance costs, reduce oil consumption, maintain fuel economy and enable better cleanliness.
Shell’s world-class engine oil technology has enabled the development of oils that improve performance, help to improve fuel economy and extend engine life. Oils with lower viscosity can help lower fuel consumption, but they must also provide the right levels of engine protection and durability. Premium engine oils, containing Shell PurePlus Technology and proprietary advanced additive technology, are specifically designed to allow drivers to get the most from their modern engines.
Shell provides global accessibility to its leading products with a strong global lubricants supply chain network of 9 base oil manufacturing plants, 50 lubricant blending plants and 18 specialist grease plants. To provide Shell PurePlus Technology enabled motor oils around the world, Shell integrated its supply chain with its gas value chain in Pearl GTL, Qatar. This world-scale facility is the largest source of GTL products and the only commercial source of GTL base oil today.
To buy Shell Lubricants in Nigeria
Epoxy Oilserv is the Shell Lubricants distributor in Nigeria, Epoxy Oilserv Nigeria has office and warehouse locations in major Nigeria cities including Lagos, Port Harcourt Warri and Calabar in Lagos, Rivers Delta and Cross Rivers States respectively.
Shell Lubricants can be purchased from any Epoxy Offices nationwide, can also be purchased from GZ industrial supplies E-commerce website