Dr. John Ellis discovered the lubricating benefits of crude oil and founded the company that became Valvoline™.
Valvoline oil was officially trademarked.
Model-T was mass-produced, Valvoline™ was the only motor oil that Ford recommended.
Valvoline™ oil was widely used to lubricate Allied vehicles throughout the duration of World War II
Valvoline™ develops a single grade oil, called X-18, that eliminates the need for 18 other specific car lubricants.
Valvoline™ introduces its All-climate motor oil, so people don't have to switch oils for each season.
With America's obsession with the speed and power of muscle cars, Valvoline™ introduces an oil specifically designed for racing, now called VR1. Valvoline racing oil became, and remains to this day, the best-selling racing oil of all time.
Valvoline introduces SynPower™, our first synthetic blend motor oil to withstand increasingly hotter engine temperatures.
Valvoline™ introduces MaxLife™, the first high mileage motor oil, in response to the aging population of cars, helping restore lost horsepower in cars with over 75,000 miles.
Valvoline (VVV) becomes publicly traded on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Valvoline™ becomes the first major brand to introduce LSPI protection across their entire motor oil portfolio.
Valvoline acquires FAM in Serbia and starts its first in-house worldwide grease development and production.
Valvoline™ launches a new range exclusively for Hybrid engines and transmissions.
Valvoline™ becomes the first brand to enter the aftermarket with the newest HT-12 coolant technology covering VW G12EVO and BMW LC-18 specifications.