Covid, a global chip shortage and the green hydrogen economy have seriously impacted the lubes industry.
Global governments make moves towards securing a safe and accessible EV future.
The much heralded, and much delayed, ILSAC GF-6 engine oil specification is finally approved and a launch date revealed. Meanwhile Japanese OEMs push specs harder.
Two major conferences in Asia and Europe reveal India is catching up in the high quality lubes market; Europe has work to do in read-across interchange and Japan is preparing ultra-low specs.
OATS announces its new Managing Director; oil majors reveal strong Q3 results across the board and lubes producers are getting restless over GF-6 delays.
The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers' Association (JAMA)'s Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) Working Group has announced a target release date for ILSCA GF-6B specification, ahead of ILSAC GF-6.
The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has proposed a new viscosity grade engine oil specification for the Japanese market which is pioneering lower viscosity grade engine oils.
Nissan becomes Mitsubishi's largest shareholder while Suzuki and Toyota explore business partnership
Mitsubishi has discovered fuel consumption testing in cars sold in Japan has been improperly presented.
After years of slowing sales Japanese automakers are gaining ground in China