Gulf Petrochem to launch K-Oil in Middle East and Africa

sudhir gulfpetchemSudhir Goyel is the managing director of Gulf Petrochem. (Image source: Gulf Petrochem)Gulf Petrochem has partnered with Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL), part of the Kirloskar Group, to launch K-Oil into the Middle East and Africa markets

Following an extensive six-month engine trial and product evaluation, the products have been built upon strong foundations in India, where K-Oil has been servicing engines, spare parts and gensets for over 15 years, according to KOEL

The two products, K-Oil Super (API CF-4, SAE 15W-40 diesel engine) and K-Oil Premium (API CI-4, SAE 15W-40 diesel engine) will launch in 1-litre, 5-litre, 20-litre and 208-litre pack sizes.

Following the rigorous testing at Kirloskar R&D in Pune, the robust design and proven performance in extreme conditions ensures the final product will be suitable for all types of diesel engines.

Managing director Rahul Kirloskar said, “This is a great opportunity to expand into the Middle East and Africa market and compliments KOEL as part of our value addition and portfolio enhancement. What makes us particularly positive about the move is the reputation and expertise of our partner, Gulf Petrochem, and the quality of the product, which is designed to withstand demanding conditions such as those in the region. We believe the demand here will be high.”

Sudhir Goyel, managing director of Gulf Petrochem, added that Kirloskar is a major and leading genset and engine supplier in India and brought with them vast experience. “Due to the extreme weather conditions we face in the Middle East and Africa, these products are ideally suited to the growing market here and the fact it is designed by an engine manufacturer will only strengthen its appeal,” Goyel added.

Due to the unique additive chemistry in the special oils, the oxidation stability (RPVOT) has increased from 50 to 460 minutes, which means the oil will be able to endure the most punishing atmospheric and operating conditions.

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