Shell opens Shanghai lube centre

Shanghai: Shell has opened a new technology centre in Shanghai dedicated to research and development into lubricants and oils.  The centre will focus on lubricant product development and application for China and the wider Asia region covering countries such as India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

“The new centre reflects the direction of the Shell Lubricants business today and the central role that China plays in its long-term growth strategy,” said Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice-President Shell Lubricants.  “We are well-positioned to meet the anticipated growth in demand in the region. Locating in Shanghai will help us work more closely with our customers and shape mutually beneficial collaborations. ”

The research work in this 8,600 sq m, nine storey building will cover a wide range of product applications including passenger car motor oils (PCMOs), motorcycle oils (MCOs), heavy duty engine oils (HDEOs), transmission fluids, as well as industrial and speciality oils and greases. It will also cover oils for the shipping sector. [27/03/14]

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