Motul is delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with the world’s oldest permanent motorsport venue, Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, which sees Motul confirmed as the Official Lubricant of the Worcestershire track. The collaboration will be showcased to full advantage at the Midland Automobile Club’s Classic Nostalgia Meeting, over the weekend of July 16/17, where one of the main features is the celebration marking the 60th Anniversary of BRM’s F1 World Championship win, for which Motul is proud to be a presenting partner.
Kart racing is considered to be an excellent training ground for young racing drivers. Some of the best drivers in the world earned their first sporting stripes on the go-kart. Liqui Moly has developed 2T Motor Oil Race Tec for top performance in two-stroke engines. The new oil has been approved by the FIA for use in karting.
The oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly has now established the subsidiary Liqui Moly UK. “This will enable us to better exploit the potential offered by the British market,” says Salvatore Coniglio, Export Manager at Liqui Moly.
German oil and additive manufacturer Liqui Moly has boosted its turnover to 733 million euro, an increase of 20 per cent compared to 2020. “This is much more than we expected in view of the difficult year,” says Managing Director Ernst Prost. “It shows what is possible, despite the adverse circumstances.”
Liqui Moly’s turnover increased by 7.1 per cent to a record 611 million euro in 2020. The United Kingdom, where Liqui Moly more than doubled its sales, played a particularly important role in this. Given the devastating effects of the pandemic on the global economy and the decline in global consumption of oil and fuel, this is a great achievement. Revenue halved to 25 million euro – partly because the company invested almost 45 million euro in marketing measures during the crisis. In addition, more than 100 new employees were hired. This brings the total number of employees to 989 at the end of 2020.
The German motor oil and additive producer Liqui Moly will remain the exclusive lubricant supplier for the Moto2 and Moto3 motorcycle racing series until 2023. What is more, the company also secured the naming rights for the Aragon Grand Prix at short notice. It will be held from 23 to 25 October under the name Gran Premio Liqui Moly de Teruel.
As the UK enters its second week of the Coronavirus restrictions on movement and social distancing, in a poll undertaken for leading aftermarket lubricant brand, Comma, workshops revealed how they’re feeling and coping in the current situation.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly’s managing director Ernst Prost has promised employees that “nobody will be laid off. If need be, I’ll waive my salary.”
The headaches surrounding oil grades are set to increase for automotive professionals over the coming years, a leading lubricant expert has warned. The number of different engine oils on the market has soared in the last decade – whereas once most cars required a basic 15W-40 viscosity oil or a 10W-40, there is now a much wider range available depending on OEM and vehicle.
As the seasons change, creating new driving conditions, drivers’ thoughts will traditionally turn to the state of their vehicle and ensuring it is prepared for the coming months. However, as today’s engines become smaller and more efficient – without sacrificing performance – vehicle maintenance is becoming increasingly important. One area that is rising in prominence, regardless of the season, is advanced engine lubrication. As engine design progresses, lubricants companies are challenged to create an oil that can handle increased pressure and deliver notable benefits for the vehicle and driver – whatever the weather.
Lubricants giant Fuchs has signalled its commitment to climate protection by announcing it will be completely CO2-neutral as early as next year. Fuchs, which has its UK headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, will be CO2-neutral globally by 1 January 2020 – from energy consumption in production to consumables in administration.
Fuchs Lubricants claims its cardboard packaging solution has saved 500 tonnes of plastic since its introduction in 2012 – equivalent of 10 million two litre plastic bottles, or 60 million plastic carrier bags. The Lube Cube allows customers to buy its leading products in a recyclable cardboard box rather than a plastic container.
One of the UK’s leading lubricant manufacturers has demonstrated its commitment to developing the next generation of talent by extending its apprenticeship programme. Fuchs Lubricants currently has 13 apprentices operating from its UK headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent, and the search is on for more youngsters to join the growing team.