Media Releases - 2014



Turin, ITALY, 2 December 2014 - PETRONAS Lubricants International introduced the industry’s first 0W-20 heavy duty diesel engine oil, the PETRONAS Urania Next 0W-20, in Turin. Developed for the new Euro VI generation engines, the PETRONAS Urania Next 0W-20 is a result of PETRONAS Lubricant International’s long-term technical collaboration with Iveco, a leading global brand in truck and diesel engine manufacturing.

Developed exclusively for Iveco’s global fleet, the PETRONAS Urania Next 0W-20 commercial vehicle lubricant is qualified to Iveco Standard 18-1804 TLV LS and is develop for enhanced fuel economy with proven fuel savings up to 2.5% in specific vehicle operating conditions.

Head of Group Technology for PETRONAS Lubricants International, Dr. Andrew Holmes, said, “We set out to ensure a quality product to meet the specific requirement of our partner, as is central to our philosophy of collaborative technology partnerships. The fact that the PETRONAS Urania Next 0W-20 blazed a trail in the industry is an added bonus and feather in our technology cap.”

“In building sustainable global growth, PETRONAS Lubricants International is committed to harnessing technology to innovate solutions to meet the challenges faced by our key partners and the market, in this instance – new generation engine specifications and fuel economy considerations to manage global commercial vehicle fleets efficiently,” he added.

“For our partner, fuel economy and engine reliability are always key concerns in efficiently maintaining fleets of heavy duty diesel vehicles. The value retrieved from a reliable, high-performance engine oil makes a lot of sense when operating on a large scale, which makes the investment in the technology partnership with PETRONAS a key success factor,” said Dr. Holmes.

The PETRONAS Urania selection of products is the recommended engine lubricant for Iveco’s full range of light and heavy duty commercial vehicles, and is also used by the Team PETRONAS De Rooy Iveco to compete in the 2015 Dakar – recognised as the most gruelling off-road endurance rally in the world.

PETRONAS Lubricants International and Iveco announced their renewed partnership for the 2015 Dakar, at a press briefing in Turin today. The 2015 Dakar marks the fourth time the two companies have teamed up, and will see the Team PETRONAS De Rooy Iveco, piloted by Gerard De Rooy, competing in the truck category to cover nearly 9,000 kilometre (5,500 miles) across Argentina, Chile and Bolivia from 3 to 17 January 2015.

Giuseppe D’Arrigo, Head of PETRONAS Lubricants International’s Europe Regional Business said,”We are excited to once again team up with our long-term partner Iveco, to back a formidable team in the 2015 Dakar. Ours is truly a combination of reliability and performance, where engine and the lubricant that powers it is tested to the absolute extreme ends of endurance and durability.”

Brand President of Iveco, Pierre Lahutte, said, “Sharing the same values and passion for quality and technology, PETRONAS Lubricants and Iveco are ideal partners for this challenge, in which both companies will have the chance to offer their own contribution to performance and quality with their respective high-technology products.”