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Shell grows branded lubricants business in Japan.

Aug 6, 2020

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd and Shell Overseas Holdings Limited have signed an agreement for Shell to acquire 100% of the shares in Shell Lubricants Japan K.K.

Shell and Ducati deepen technical partnership expanding distribution of Shell Advance Ducati engine oil

Aug 5, 2020

Shell continues supply of first fill engine oil for Ducati’s Italian and Thai production plants.

Borgo Panigale, Italy – Shell and Ducati announced the three-year renewal of their engine oil first fill agreement for all Ducati motorcycles produced at its factories in Bologna (Italy) and Rayong (Thailand). In addition, Ducati is extending to Germany, France and UK its aftermarket agreement with Shell for the exclusive Shell Advance Ducati engine oil, which already covered the Italian and North American markets.

Shell and IBM Team up to Accelerate Digitalisation in the Mining Industry

Jun 17, 2020

New online marketplace offers field-tested solutions that can help customers improve safety, efficiency and sustainability.

New York - Shell and IBM (NYSEIBM) today launched Oren, a global B2B Digital mining services marketplace platform, co developed by the companies aimed at helping mining companies find solutions related to safety, sustainability, mine planning and operational efficiency. By hosting new technology and digital solutions in one place, Oren aims to accelerate the digitisation of the mining industry, speed up the transformation of mining workflows and build in more operational resiliency in a rapidly changing world. 

Shell to double capacity in Indonesian lubricant plant to meet growing domestic demand

Mar 12, 2020

Bekasi, Indonesia – Shell Indonesia today announced its investment to double the production capacity of its world-class lubricants oil blending plant (LOBP) located in Marunda Centre, near Jakarta, Indonesia. Upon completion, the plant will be capable of producing up to 300 million litres of finished lubricants annually across the 9-hectare site. This expansion will enable Shell to meet the growing demand of the domestic lubricants market and contribute to the advancement of Indonesia’s downstream industry.

Shell retains leadership of global lubricants market for 13th consecutive year

Nov 7, 2019

Shell remains the leading global supplier of finished lubricants for 13 consecutive years, according to Kline & Company’s 17th Edition Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment: 2019 report. Using 2018 as the base year, the report covers all leading lubricant consuming country markets, market segments, product types, and formulations.

Shell uses solar energy to help power lubricant plants in Europe and Asia

Aug 5, 2019

Shell is installing solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of seven lubricant plants in China, India, Italy, Singapore and Switzerland. Combined, the panels are expected to generate over 7,500 MWh of electricity annually, and can result in the avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of approximately 4,500 tonnes on a CO2-equivalent basis per year, equivalent to taking about 2,600 cars off the road for one year.

Shell launches e-fluids to optimise electric vehicle performance

May 21, 2019

Shell has launched a new range of fluids specifically designed to work in battery electric vehicles (EVs). These E-Transmission Fluids, E-Thermal Fluids and E-Greases will make battery EVs perform better and be more efficient. This is part of Shell’s ongoing drive to support electric mobility and offer more and cleaner energy solutions for our customers.

Future Energy Mix

Mar 6, 2019

At Fuel + Lubes Week in Singapore, Richard Jory, Shell’s Vice President, Lubricants Supply Chain, spoke on how lubricants play an important role in making vehicles as efficient as possible while preparing for the transport system of the future.

Digitalisation in the Energy Industry: Adapt, or be Disrupted

Mar 5, 2019

At the Global Leadership Summit for the Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union, Richard Jory, Shell’s Vice President, Lubricants Supply Chain, spoke on how Shell is extracting value from digital solutions while staying focused on delivering to customers.

Shell showcases the global vehicle trust ‘Ox’ at its Marquee event Make The Future in Chennai, India

Dec 8, 2018

Chennai, India: Shell India launches "OX to India" - a potential mobility solution for accessible, efficient, all-terrain transportation in developing regions

Shell remains as BMW’s recommended oil supplier

Sep 4, 2018

Shell-produced premium engine oils to be used for BMW service-fills until 2022

UK’s largest online car repair marketplace secures £4m investment

Aug 2, 2018

The UK’s largest online car repair marketplace has secured £4 million from investors including Shell Ventures, Sir Trevor Chinn, Active Partners and Venrex Investment Management. The marketplace currently has 11,500 garages registered to the site, has processed over 1 million repair requests from UK drivers and receives 60,000 new job requests every month from drivers.

Openbay Developing AI-Enabled Solutions Designed for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Secures Series A Financing

Jun 25, 2018

Shell and Openbay has closed the $8M Series A round of financing to help Openbay to bring to market artificial intelligence (AI) enabled solutions for businesses that provide automotive repair services and to grow existing and new markets across all its offerings.

Shell and Maserati launch new exclusive co-branded motor oil

Jun 20, 2018

Shell and Maserati are introducing a brand new co-branded motor oil known as Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 10W-60 - the only recommended on all Maserati’s 2018 models across the globe equipped with the V6 Gasoline engine. This new product follows the previous Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 5W-40 for Maserati’s 2017 models.

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company demonstrate a 248% improvement in freight tonne efficiency with the Starship truck

Jun 6, 2018

Rolling lab on wheels tests impact of technologies on efficiency and emissions in freight transport

Shell launches Artificial Intelligence Chatbot for B2B Lubricants customers and distributors

May 17, 2018

Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell LubeChat, the first artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot tool for B2B lubricants customers. Shell LubeChat is an online chat robot that is designed to give users around the world easy, real-time access to product support, technical services and lubricants data.

Shell and AirFlow Truck Company debut Starship - hyper-efficient truck

Apr 19, 2018

Collaborative process seeks energy efficiency improvements applicable globally

Shell to further power progress on the Global Vehicle Trust OX: the inventive flat-pack truck

Apr 11, 2018

Shell has announced that it will commission a pre-production prototype of the world’s first flat-pack truck and it will take this truck to India, which is home to almost 18% of the world’s population1

Shell becomes Aggreko’s largest lubricants supplier in Russia, Asia-Pacific and Americas

Mar 7, 2018

Global leader in distributed energy services, Aggreko, has deepened its relationship with Shell Lubricants. This includes the extension of its existing lubricants agreement with Shell until at least 2020. Shell Lubricants is now Aggreko’s largest lubricants supplier and preferred choice in Russia, as well as the Asia-Pacific, North American and Latin American regions.

Shell becomes Aggreko’s largest lubricants supplier in Russia, Asia-Pacific and Americas

Mar 7, 2018

Global leader in distributed energy services, Aggreko, has deepened its relationship with Shell Lubricants. This includes the extension of its existing lubricants agreement with Shell until at least 2020. Shell Lubricants is now Aggreko’s largest lubricants supplier and preferred choice in Russia, as well as the Asia-Pacific, North American and Latin American regions.

Shell opens 430 Million-litre Lubricants Plant in Singapore

Nov 1, 2017

Singapore, November 1, 2017 – Shell today opened an integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, Singapore. At 10 hectares, the site size is equivalent to almost 25 football pitches. It is Shell’s 3nd largest lubricants plant in the world and 2nd largest in Asia-Pacific, capable of producing up to 430 million litres (equivalent to 390 kilotonnes) of lubricants and greases every year - enough to change the engine oil of over 12,000 cars, every hour, every day. 

Shell enters its second decade of global lubricant leadership

Oct 20, 2017

Shell Lubricants has been recognised as the global market leader for the11th consecutive year, marking the start of two decades of undisputed industry leadership. This accolade was confirmed in the recently published Kline & Company’s 15th Edition ‘Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment: 2016-2026 report. The report covers the sector in 2016.

Shell and Maserati Launch Exclusive Co-branded Motor Oil

Oct 12, 2017

Shell and Maserati announced that they have launched Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 5W-40 and 10W-60 new bespoke co-branded motor oils which will be the only products recommended by Maserati for Maserati engines in key markets globally. Shell Helix Ultra Maserati 10W-60 motor oil is recommended by Maserati for all 2018 models.

Shell and Ducati renew technical partnership, extends contract beyond first fill with new aftermarket Oil Deal

Jun 28, 2017

Borgo Panigale, Italy – Shell and Ducati today announced an extension of their technical partnership agreement for another three years, taking it past the 20-year mark. Shell also becomes Ducati’s exclusive supplier of aftermarket engine oils for the first time, with the launch of Shell Advance Ducati, Shell’s new motorcycle oil developed specially for Ducati road bikes. 

Shell and Tsinghua University set up Mobility Research Centre

May 16, 2017

Beijing, China – Shell has officially opened its Joint Research Centre for Cleaner Mobility with Tsinghua’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). Tsinghua University is one of the most prestigious universities in China.

Shell selected as exclusive supplier of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars genuine engine oil

Jan 10, 2017

Shell today announced that it has been chosen by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd as the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Genuine Engine Oil. From October 2016, this oil has started to become available to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Dealers around the world.

Shell Lubricants Market Leader For Tenth Year In A Row

Nov 22, 2016

22 November 2016 - Shell Lubricants has retained its global market leading position in 2015 with 11.6% market share, according to Kline & Company’s Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report. This is the tenth consecutive year that Shell has been named the number one global lubricants supplier.

Shell Indonesia Lubes plant ramps up production, now producing Marine Lubricants

Nov 9, 2016

Jakarta, 9 November 2016 – Just over one year from the start of its operations, Shell’s newest lubricant oil blending plant (LOBP), located in Marunda Centre, near Jakarta, Indonesia, has more than doubled its production slate and is now producing 99 different products. 

Effective lubrication can help mining industry lower costs and boost profits, reveals Shell Lubricants

Sep 26, 2016

Only 41% of companies have the right lubrication procedures in place1 and 40% admit incurring costs of over $250,000 from unplanned downtime

Shell launches into Strategic Cooperation with Faw Jie Fang

Sep 14, 2016

Zibo, Shandong - Shell today entered a strategic cooperation with FAW Jie Fang Truck Co. Ltd, China’s largest manufacturer of heavy duty trucks. The new agreement deepens Shell’s relationship with FAW, having been its premium lubricants supplier for first-fill and service-fill oils for many years. Shell and FAW also recently successfully trialled 100,000km long oil drain intervals for the entire powertrain system, including engine, transmission and axle via rigorous bench tests of over10,000 hours and 1.5 million km of road trials, a first in China.

Shell Named GE’s Recommended Oil Supplier For Jenbacher Type 4 and Type 6 Gas Engines

Jun 14, 2016

Shell Mysella gas engine oil to be supplied for use in GE’s Jenbacher gas engines in over 80 countries.

Shell unveils ultra energy efficient concept car

Apr 22, 2016

Shell has today (22 April 2016) unveiled a concept city car which, if it were ever to go into production, could deliver material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector. The three seater car is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting edge technology available today through a process of “co-engineering” whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together.