Shell India today inaugurated its new lubricants laboratory at its Technology Centre in Bengaluru. The laboratory will be a solutions provider to the rising demand for innovative lubricants following the rapid upgrade of technology in the industrial and automotive sectors. The new laboratory will also be instrumental in supporting business development and maintenance activities of Indian customers through laboratory and product application support from Shell India technical and commercial teams, stated the company.
Shell has major laboratory facilities in Houston, Hamburg and Shanghai along with partner laboratory in Tokyo, managed by Shell Lubricants Japan and a global network of 50 expert product application specialists around the world (including 4 in India). India is the world’s third largest market for lubricants and the addition of the Shell Lubricants R&D laboratory in the country. Housing 15 technical experts in India who closely work with Indian and global OEMs, the new laboratory will have leading technologies to co-develop and co-engineer products that would help OEMs in improving efficiency and reliability of their equipment.
Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India, said this laboratory will also enable the company in developing performance data of Shell branded products relevant to Indian customers.