Castrol India launches BS VI-compliant lubricants

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 24 Jul 2019

Automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturer Castrol India today launched its BS VI-compliant range of lubricants across categories.

As part of its readiness towards the upcoming BS VI emission standards in 2020, the company says it aims to maintain its lead by leveraging Castrol's access to global R&D and technology, including its experience from the Euro 6 standards implemented in Europe a few years ago.

Several Castrol power brands are part of its BS VI-ready portfolio including two-wheeler, passenger car and commercial vehicle engine oils which, the company says, will continue offering enhanced quality and performance to customers.

Kedar Apte, vice-president - Marketing, Castrol India, 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.”

Rajesh Madathingal, Technology Head, Castrol India, 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.”

The lubricant maker says it is also committed to drive BS VI technological upgrade awareness and education among various stakeholders on the changing automotive technology. Mechanic training related to this key transition is underway, with Castrol planning to reach 250,000 mechanics nationally to gear up for this change.