Shanghai, China, 10 April 2019 – PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) today introduced a new range of PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ lubricants formulated to fight against excessive engine heat for better engine performance and efficiency.
With improved API SN+, the range includes the premium low-viscosity PETRONAS Syntium 7000 Ultimate Series featuring the new PETRONAS Syntium 7000 0W-16 with °CoolTech™ and PETRONAS Syntium 7000 Hybrid with °CoolTech™, the company’s first oil for hybrid engines, marking PLI’s entry into the fast-expanding hybrid vehicle market.
“As OEMs around the world transition towards cleaner transportation, PETRONAS Lubricants International is committed to helping our customers meet new CO2 emissions reduction requirements. With China leading the way towards the adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles, we are pleased to bring the improved formulations and benefits of our PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ technology to our customers drivers here in China。” said PLI Group Chief Commercial Officer, Giuseppe Pedretti.
Formulated to meet modern driving conditions, PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ technology is developed with strong oil chains to defend against excessive engine-damaging heat, optimizing fuel efficiency and keeping engines cool so that drivers, too, can keep their cool.
Designed to perform under pressure, PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ technology is proven by the outstanding success of Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport in the FIA Formula One™ World Championships over the last five years.
The lubricants were showcased to media and customers in the presence of Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport’s Formula One Drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and PLI’s key customers in China.
“PETRONAS SYNTIUM lubricants with °CoolTech™ helps to maximise the performance of our power units; PETRONAS functional fluids have been the lifeblood of our cars and power units for each of our World Championship successes together. In this sport pressure is everywhere, the PETRONAS Fluid Technology Solutions™ team is continuously pushing and lifting the performance as a critical part of the team that is delivering the success on track,” said Hamilton.
The event also saw the introduction of the latest PETRONAS Tutela transmission oil, thus completing the offering of solutions to modern auto vehicles in China. For improved customer experience, PLI products can be purchased via e-commerce platform, JD.com.
As one of the company’s key markets, PLI has been aggressively expanding its presence across China with PETRONAS brands now available at more than 25,000 retail outlets across the country. With investments in four state-of-the-art lubricant blending plants in Shandong, Chongqing, Beihai and Dalian, PLI’s expanded presence in China form an integral part of its broader global footprint. Its world-class R&T centre in Nanning, Guangxi, is also part of the company’s long-term investment to develop cutting edge, accessible fluid technologies that meet current and future industry needs.
In 2018, PLI pledged to dedicate 75% of its research and technology investments towards carbon reducing projects and is actively working towards co-engineering fluids in this direction.