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Veedol: India’s Best Engine Oil Company

by Jerry P Jonson

Tide Water Oil has always had a sharp focus on Research and Development. Tide Water Oil’s manufacturing facilities are backed by in-house R&D centres that ensure the products match the most stringent international standards as well as Original Equipment Manufacturers’ requirements. Products are developed keeping in mind the high-performance requirement of modern engines, the extreme operating conditions, and the emerging environmental regulations and new technologies.

Strict quality control adhering to stipulated standards is maintained at the plants. It has been a pioneer in the manufacture of latest engine oils that exceed JASO FC, API SM, and API CI-4 Plus performance levels in India. The R&D centre for lube-oils is located at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai and the R&D centre for greases is at Oragadam, near Chennai. These R&D centres are approved by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Some of the associations of Veedol Engine Oil are:

As a premier provider of high-end engine oils, following are some of the brands that have consistently trusted our quality and assurance of high-performance. These brands are:

  • Royal Enfield, SML Isuzu Limited, L&T Komatsu Ltd., Hero MotoCorp Ltd.,
  • Honda Motor Cycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd., Honda Cars India Ltd., Honda Siel Power Products Ltd., India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd., George Maijo Industries Pvt Ltd. (Yamaha Outboard Motors Distributor)
  • Kobelco Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd, Kobelco Cranes India Pvt. Ltd., Kubota Agricultural Machinery India Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISUZU Motors India Private Limited, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited, Toyota Boshoku Automotive India Pvt. Ltd., KYB Motorcycle Suspension India Pvt. Ltd., Yanmar India Pvt Ltd, and many more

Tide Water Oil has been at the forefront of technological innovations in the lubricants industry. The company has been a pioneer in introducing co-branded products for OEMs, super clean hydraulic oils, high-performance engine oils & many more. In the automotive category, Tide Water Oil has developed in–house products that meet and exceed API CK-4+, API CI-4+, API SN, API SM, JASO MA2, JASO MB, and other international OEM specifications. The products are duly approved and recommended by various prestigious OEMs in India.

A peek into the recent history of Tide Water Oil India

In 2011, Tide Water Oil acquired 100% shares of Veedol International Limited (VIL) from BP plc. VIL is registered in Edinburgh, U.K, and has global rights for a good portfolio of registered trademarks for the master brand-Veedol-as well as its associated product sub-brands and iconic logos. VeedolLubricants is now present in additional than 65 countries round the world through overseas subsidiaries and manufacturing plants.

In 2014, Tide Water Oil formed a 50:50 venture company with Eneos Corporation, the most important petroleum conglomerate in Japan. The JV, JX Tide Water Oil Lubricants India Pvt. Ltd., is liable for sales and marketing of the ENEOS brand of lubricants. technology ENEOS products in India are manufactured by Tide Water Oil, which also supports the JV in its walk distribution. The JV works extensively with renowned OEMs like Honda Motors & Scooters, Honda Cars, Hero Moto Corp., Kubota, Yamaha and Kobelco for supply of co-branded and genuine oils.

In 2016, Tide Water Oil acquired 100% shares of the united kingdom based Price Thomas Associates, owners of Granville Oil & Chemicals Ltd. Granville Oil manufactures the Granville and Veedol range of lubricants also as a good range of care products and chemicals for the united kingdom and international markets.

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