Exol joins VLS to promote ‘transparency’ in UK lubricants market

The UK’s largest independent lubricants company has joined the independent Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS) organisation. Exol Lubricants said the move underlined its commitment to bringing greater transparency to the lubricants market. CEO Darren Frogson commented: “joining VLS is a strong signal that we want an industry that is professional, accurate and can be relied upon at every juncture.”

VLS is a subsidiary company of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) – of which Exol is already a member – and is committed to promoting the importance of lubricant quality and performance specifications in the UK. It provides a credible and trusted means of verifying lubricant specifications and has embarked on a drive to raise awareness and educate at both consumer and trade levels.

The remit of VLS also includes responding to complaints about lubricant products by independently investigating and checking compliance to industry standards and performance claims within the UK marketplace, and engaging with market participants and the relevant authorities and industry bodies to pursue incorrect or false product quality standards.

Frogson concluded: “It’s reassuring to know that if a product specification or performance is questioned, VLS is there to carry out a full and independent investigation or to pursue quality standards if they have been breached.”

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