Shell Lubricants Global:
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Notes to Editor:
- We have over 200 scientists and engineers working in specialised technical centres for lubricants in China, Japan (JV), US and Germany. We opened our newest technology centre in Shanghai, China in 2014, dedicated to research and development into lubricants and oils.
- Shell is also the first and only lubricant supplier to co-create an efficient city car. The Shell Concept Car is a collaboration between Shell, Geo Technology and Gordon Murray Design. It uses 34% less energy and produces 28% less CO2 compared to a typical city car. The bespoke engine oil alone contributed 5% fuel economy and therefore reduced CO2 emissions correspondingly by 5%. This car is not commercially available.
- The Kline report confirmed that Shell is the world’s only large commercial volume producer of GTL base oils, the main ingredient in finished lubricants. Shell manufactures GTL base oils at Pearl GTL in Qatar, a partnership with Qatar Petroleum. Other than passenger car and Shell Advance Ultra with PurePlus Technology motorcycle oils, Shell has also manufactured industrial oils enabled by GTL technology. These include Shell Diala S4 ZX1 transformer oils, Shell Risella X process oils and Shell Turbo S4X and GX turbine oils.
- Shell upgraded its lubricant blending plants in the United States (Houston, Newell) and China (Tianjin 2012 and Zhapu 2013) to support growing demand in these top demand-leading lubricant markets. New major Shell lubricant blending plants were opened in Russia (Torzhok, 2012), Indonesia (near Jakarta, 2015) and two in China (Zhapu 2010, Nangang 2015). Furthermore, Shell’s largest grease manufacturing plant opened in China (Zhuhai, 2013). Pearl GTL, the world’s largest producer of GTL products and a Shell partnership with Qatar Petroleum, began operations in 2011 which includes the production of Group III GTL base oils. Another Group II base oil capacity came online in Korea in 2012 (JV with Hyundai Oilbank).
- Shell has had longstanding motorsport technical partnerships with Ferrari (F1), Team Penske (NASCAR and IndyCar), and Ducati (MotoGP) and most recently began collaborating with BMW Motorsport (DTM, USCC, 24-hour Nurburgring) and Hyundai Motorsport (World Rally Championship) within the past decade. Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology is the only motor oil that Ferrari F1, BMW Motorsport DTM and Hyundai i20 WRC cars use. Team Penske uses only ‘off-the-shelf’ Pennzoil Ultra Platinum full synthetic 0W-40 motor oil in all of its Indy cars and cutting edge PurePlus Technology under the hood of its NASCAR cars.
- Shell offers a wide range of lubricant-related services to help maximise the impact of lubricants. Shell has helped save customers over $146 million over the past 15 years with the help of these services. (See About Shell Lubricants for more information on services) In 2015, we launched Shell Virtual Assistant, an artificial intelligence-powered one-stop shop on the Shell website where customers and distributors can ask common lubricant questions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This tool is available across 10 markets - China, Russia, Germany, India, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia, US and UK.
About Shell Lubricants
The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in seven plants; blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 40 plants; distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries. We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool available in 123 countries in 26 languages, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure. Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development. Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari and BMW Motorsport. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products.
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