Castrol opens technology center in Shanghai
The grand opening of the Castrol China Technology Center recently took place in Shanghais Pudong Jinqiao Science Park. The new facility will be dedicated to developing lubricant technology solutions for the automotive, aviation, industrial, offshore and marine market sectors in China. The center comprises specialist laboratories dedicated to conducting lubricant development and modification, a friction testing center to evaluate and screen new formulations for industrial and automotive applications, a driveline testing laboratory and a vehicle workshop for testing product performance. It also features a conference centre for 60 people that includes the latest in audio visual equipment and 3D cinema. The conference center will be used to hold high level technology training and industry symposia.
Castrol designed this center to operate to the highest international standards of performance and quality. It will employ 26 scientists and engineers from China and abroad. The team will work collaboratively with vehicle manufacturers, distributors and other partners, focusing on leading edge lubricant technology development and support, as well as providing world class training for customers and distributors.
The Castrol China Technology Center is the first of its kind in China and demonstrates our long-term commitment to Chinese customers and consumers, said Mike Johnson of Castrol. Together with Castrols Research & Development centers in the UK and Germany, it will deliver a world class technology capability and will significantly facilitate Castrols global brand strategy. China is a very important market to us and we are confident that we will be able to provide the highest quality products and services.
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