Media Releases - 2015



19 March 2015, China - The President of Yuchai Group, Mr. Yan Ping, together with the Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Lubricants International, Mr. Amir Hamzah Azizan recently launched the Guangxi Nanning Yuchai PETRONAS Lube Co., Ltd, Research & Development Centre (R&D) with the unveiling of a plaque at the site.
This marked the official opening of this state-of-the-art R&D Centre in Nanning Science & Technology Industrial Park. Joining the momentous milestone were senior management from Yuchai and PLI as well as the joint venture company between the two organisations.
Built over a 1,000 square meter area, the new R&D Centre is located within the Yuchai Engineering Research Institute in Nanning, a state-accredited national engineering laboratory providing leverage of shared resources to the new R&D Centre.
The construction of the R&D Centre was divided into three phases, which follows stringent international compliance standards.
The showroom located on the first floor of the R&D Centre showcases the company’s history and its innovative products. Above that, on the second floor, it houses the physics and chemistry research laboratories with well-equipped state-of-the-art facilities covering approximately 30 test facilities of laboratory equipment.
The Company adopts internationally recognised standards when implementing its research by adopting the ASTM International Standard, in addition to a comprehensive project management mechanism in place. The R&D Centre is capable of carrying out approximately 40 kinds of phisico-chemical and tribological tests.
Benchmarked against international standards, the Guangxi Nanning Yuchai PETRONAS Lube Co., Ltd, R&D Centre was conceptualized and built to complement the existing Bei Hai R&D Centre to drive tangible results for the company’s approach in co-designing engines and engine oil.
Through the new R&D Centre, Yuchai’s advanced engine technology and PETRONAS’ Fluid Technology SolutionTM can be integrated seamlessly for strongersynergy.
As the leader in the industry’s lubricant products, Yuchai PETRONAS Lubricants Co., Ltd. has put in place strategies to further grow its business. The Company aims to further expand and diversify its range of products and lubricant solutions, to provide customised, sustainable solutions while enhancing customers’ experience.
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PETRONAS Lubricants International Sdn Bhd