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Lubricant Services Innovation

Combining optimised lubrication with industry 4.0 intelligence.

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Companies around the world are excited about the potential of Industry 4.0 technologies to improve their operations, as well as the cost savings new high-tech equipment can deliver to their company. However, a lack of expertise on effective maintenance and lubrication could seriously disrupt companies’ efforts to maximize the potential of their high-tech equipment investments.

Collaboration will be key to overcoming these obstacles and unlocking progress.

Too many companies still underestimate the impact that optimising lubrication can have on the bottom line. When in fact this is essential for companies to realise the potential total cost of ownership (TCO) savings from new high-tech equipment and maximised maintenance.

At Shell, we pride ourselves on working closely together with customers to help them seize opportunities to get the most out of new technologies. This sharing of expertise will only become more valuable for helping companies navigate the changes ahead.

High-tech services to help maintain advanced equipment

  • Shell Remote Sense – A continuous oil condition monitoring service that uses smart sensors, machine learning and advanced analytics to produce actionable insights and recommendations that provide tangible value – reducing costly unplanned downtime, improving equipment health, optimising maintenance strategy, and increasing operational efficiency.
  • Shell LubeCoach – A customised training programme designed to give your employees the enhanced knowledge they need to make informed decisions about maintaining more advanced equipment. The workshop-based training provides practical insights into best practices, to help deliver longer lubricant and component life.
  • MachineMax – A digital off-highway fleet management service from Shell and wireless telematics company MachineMax, designed to optimise fleet usage and profitability. It uses wireless smart sensors and analytics to tackle the issues of vehicle under-utilisation, high idling time and poor maintenance. Operators and site managers receive real-time information through an intuitive interface that can help them optimise their fleet operations and preventative maintenance programmes.
  • OREN – A B2B marketplace for mining, created by Shell and IBM. Oren connects forward-thinking customers with innovative solutions from trusted companies, to help tackle pressing issues in operations, sustainability, safety, production, and beyond.

Shell Remote Sense

Continuous remote oil condition monitoring using sensor technology and advanced analytics to deliver actionable insights and recommendations for your critical assets in real time.

Shell LubeCoach

Upskill your employees through a customised training programme, delivered in-person or through our e-learning portal by Shell technical experts with substantial in-field experience.


Digital equipment management platform for off-highway fleets. Using smart sensors and next-generation analytics, it helps companies maximise the utilisation and profitability of their off-highway vehicles.


Oren quickly connects mining and industrial customers with the world’s most innovative solutions.

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