Jaguar partners with Castrol

Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo announce today that they have appointed Castrol as their worldwide strategic lubricants partner. Under the business cooperation agreement, which will last until at least the end of 2006, Castrol will supply...

Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo announce today that they have appointed Castrol as their worldwide strategic lubricants partner.

Under the business cooperation agreement, which will last until at least the end of 2006, Castrol will supply first-fill products including engine oil to production plants, develop dedicated new lubricants products through a `co-engineering' programme and manage after sales products and services for the three companies.

New partnership with Castrol. Photo by Mark Gledhill.

"To deliver our aggressive growth plans, we need business partners who share our vision and values," said Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, President of Premier Automotive Group and Group Vice-President of Ford Motor Company. "This global agreement with Castrol will make a significant contribution to our target of maximising customer satisfaction and loyalty."

Access to Castrol's world respected Technology Centres is a key part of the agreement with the Castrol chemists and engineers working closely with the companies'own research and development staff to optimise the performance from the engine and transmission systems of all vehicles.

"Through this co-engineering programme we will develop products with a proven ability to deliver maximum performance benefits to owners of Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo vehicles," said David Baldry, Chief Executive of Castrol. "Alongside this we will also work with Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo to develop new industrial products and production methods which improve cost efficiency and product quality at their manufacturing facilities."

The initial agreement will run from January 1, 2002 but will evolve during the year to include additional areas of collaboration including the Jaguar Racing Formula One programme and Volvo motorsport.

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Series Automotive , Formula 1
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