Valvoline Europe announces launch of new Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2



EUROPE, April 20, 2021 Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services has launched Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 onto the European market. This is the second generation of a product first unveiled by Valvoline back in 2018.

Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 is uniquely formulated, combining class leading base oils with carefully selected additives to offer excellent wear protection and maximum engine efficiency in many severe operating conditions. It provides significantly improved oxidation control and thermal stability, along with the option of increased oil drain intervals.

Valvoline has developed the innovative Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 in partnership with Cummins Engineering. The two companies have a long-lasting relationship spanning a quarter of a century. As a result of this collaboration, the new oil enjoys multiple OEM approvals for a wide range of Cummins engines as well as other leading engine manufacturers.

This premium quality, medium ash engine oil is recommended for use in the latest low emission diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid natural gas (LNG), liquid petroleum gas (LPG), propane, and gasoline engines. It is suited to heavy, medium and light duty vehicles and also off-road applications. This formulation is exhaust aftertreatment system friendly to include diesel particulate filter compatibility.

This versatile range of applications makes Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 an ideal solution for buses, delivery trucks and other service multi-fleet or multi fueled vehicles or machines. What it offers, therefore, is the simplicity of a single solution that can be utilized in a straightforward manner by operators with mixed fleets.

Specifically, the new product’s suitability to multiple fuel type applications negates the requirement to stock a range of oils. The benefits of this are considerable and include less need for storage space, faster turnaround during audits, less possibility of contamination and prevention of the potential of misapplication of the wrong oil type during the fluid service.

In addition to developing a versatile solution suited to diverse engine types, Valvoline has also created an oil that offers increased oil drain intervals. The medium ash content chosen for Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 helps to improve acid control produced by post combustion, improving oxidation control, and allows the fleet to have strong engine protection for longer oil drain periods.

This results in 5,000 mile (approx. 8,050 kilometers) drain interval extension in Cummins X15 engines across most duty cycles and a 500 hour drain interval extension in Cummins ISL G and L9N engines. In performing fewer changes over the lifecycle of their equipment, Valvoline’s clients will save on costs and maximize their uptime.

Alistair Weston, Valvoline’s Technical Services Manager Europe, says: “We have developed Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 based on feedback from the market and in close cooperation with a leading engine manufacturer. This oil draws on the proven credentials of the first generation and builds on this with collaborative innovation to offer customers a solution that both simplifies operations and results in cost savings over the lifecycle of their vehicles.”

Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution Gen 2 is available in two grades, 10W-30 and 15W-40.

About Valvoline™

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. Established in 1866, the company’s heritage spans more than 150 years, during which time it has developed powerful brand recognition across multiple product and service channels. Valvoline ranks as the No. 3 passenger car motor oil brand in the DIY market by volume. It operates and franchises nearly 1,500 quick-lube locations, and it is the No. 2 chain by number of stores in the United States under the Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM brand and the No. 3 chain by number of stores in Canada under the Valvoline Great Canadian Oil Change brand. It also markets Valvoline lubricants and automotive chemicals, including the Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife technology motor oil for engines over 75,000 miles; Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic motor oil; Valvoline Premium Blue™ heavy-duty motor oil; Valvoline Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid; and Zerex™ antifreeze. To learn more, visit valvoline.com.

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