What do Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Cavan-based Gem Oils have in common? The answer is Petronas Lubricants International (PLI) which has announced a new business and distribution partnership for Ireland.

Cavan based GEM Oils Ltd is now marketing and supplying SYNTIUM passenger car engine oils, ARBOR agricultural, construction and horticultural lubricants and URANIA Green heavy duty commercial lubricants which is the complete aftermarket range of Petronas lubricants to customers throughout Ireland. Petronas Lubricants are a global energy entity in the lubricants market with over 40,000 employees and operates in over 30 countries worldwide. The company manufactures 1,500 different lubricants for engines and transmissions; antifreeze and operating fluids for cars, motorbikes, trucks, agricultural & earth moving machinery as well as for other industrial applications with a worldwide sales volume of 650 million litres a year. The European base is in Turin, Italy where the company have recently invested €60m in a new R&D facility.

This new Partnership will see Gem Oils providing an enhanced lubricants solution for new and existing customers in the Automotive, Commercial, Agricultural and Construction market segments. Product pack sizes will range from 1 to 1,000 litres and will include the full range of SYNTIUM passenger car engine oils, URANIA Green commercial and ARBOR agricultural, construction and horticultural lubricants. Commentingon this new development in the Irish Lubricants Market, Commercial Manager for Gem Oils, Helen Milligan adds “Gem Oils are delighted to be partnering with Petronas and introducing this successful company to the Irish market. Given the profile of Petronas within the Motorsport Arena, we relish the opportunity to promote this OEM approved brand alongside our current Gem range.” Gem Oils will certainly be taking advantage of the successes of the Mercedes team in the newly regulated Formula One season.

The Petronas SYNTIUM range of premium lubricants has a new Technical Performance Consultant, the Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton. SYNTIUM lubricants are the best combination between technology and efficiency; they are bred on the track for optimum performance on the road. At this exciting time for the SYNTIUM brand, PLI are delighted to welcome Gem Oils as a new business partner for Ireland.