With the country’s automotive sector moving towards a cleaner era beginning next year, the fuel and lubricant industry is following suit. Castrol India has announced its BS-VI readiness with a range of lubricants across categories that offer industry-first features that take the country one step closer to a low-carbon future. In light of the upcoming BS-VI emission standards in 2020, Castrol has leveraged the company’s access to global R&D and technology, including its experience from the Euro 6 standards implemented in Europe a few years ago.
Castrol is now ready with lubricants that complement the Government of India’s mission towards cleaner and greener mobility. Several Castrol power brands are part of its BS-VI ready portfolio including two-wheeler, passenger car and commercial vehicle engine oils which promise to continue offering enhanced quality and performance to customers. Castrol is also committed to lead the awareness and education among various stakeholders on the changing automotive technology. Mechanic training related to this key transition is underway, with a plan to reach 2,50,000 mechanics nationally to gear up for this change.
Commenting on this landmark announcement, Kedar Apte, Vice President – Marketing, Castrol India Limited, said, “I am delighted to announce Castrol India’s BS-VI readiness across our product range. We support the Government of India’s sustainability agenda and are committed to providing solutions that can help achieve a low-carbon future. We strongly believe that Castrol is a trusted partner of the Indian automotive industry to keep India moving. Our BS-VI ready repertoire of products reiterates our industry leadership as well as our proud heritage of innovation and pioneering technology. We continue growing our core business, working closely with OEM partners and suppliers and building on deep customer insights to embrace the exciting change that awaits us.”
Adding to that, Rajesh Madathingal, Technology Head – Castrol India Limited, said, “With our century-old experience in the Indian market, coupled with our global expertise, we have been able to continually deliver technologically superior lubricants with differentiated consumer benefits. This range of BS-VI ready lubricants is another first for Castrol India which complements low emission BS-VI automotive engines and is a step forward in terms of liquid engineering.”