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Shell Lubricants partners with Komatsu

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Launches new diesel engine oil for construction and mining range of equipment

The new formulation, Komatsu Genuine oil 15W-40, meets the requirements of API CI-4 DH1, in addition to a wide range of industry and OEM specifications

Finished lubricants major Shell Lubricants, in partnership with construction and mining equipment maker Komatsu, has launched a specially reformulated lubricant – Komatsu Genuine oil 15W-40.

Following a global alliance of more than 15 years, the two companies have come together to create this new formulation that meets the requirements of API CI-4, DH1 which makes it a unique combination. According to Shell, the new lubricant delivers improved high temperature performance and ensures reduced deposits and cleaner engines.

It said, “The specially developed diesel engine oil will ensure that Komatsu’s construction and mining range of equipment are taken care of in the best way possible and deliver optimal performance.”

Commenting on the partnership, Akhil Jha, Vice President Technical, Shell Lubricants India said, “As part of Shell Lubricants’ commitment to developing superior lubrication solutions, we work closely with our OEM partners to develop products to fit their needs. This in turn broadens our understanding of future operational and equipment challenges, to provide technology solutions in developing advanced oils which help customers get a competitive edge. This association with Komatsu is yet another milestone for us in this direction. We aim to continue nurturing this partnership and work closely to increase the technical intimacy.”

Yasunori Fujii, General Manager –Parts, Komatsu India Pvt Ltd said, “Komatsu is happy to be associated with Shell Lubricants, which is known for supplying high quality lubricants. We are sure that this tie up with Shell Lubricants will lead to higher customer satisfaction, which is a common goal for both Komatsu and Shell.”

With infrastructure investment set to go up in India, demand for high-tech construction and mining equipment will rise further. In light of the same, the Shell Lubricants-Komatsu partnership comes at an ideal time and provides both the companies a strong opportunity to develop and apply effective solutions, a company spokesperson adds.

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