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AJM Kooheji Group & Chevron Introduce High Performance Delo® Engine Oil Product in Bahrain

Published on June 10, 2016

AJM Kooheji Group in association with Chevron today announced the launch of its latest premium diesel engine oil - Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40.  The revolutionary formulation constitutes a higher specification, and is specially designed to meet the GCC and Middle East market requirements. This improved formulation will benefit both new and older diesel engines, thereby helping customers to utilize just one heavy duty engine oil that operates efficiently in both high and low- sulphur diesel fuel environments. Operating in the United Arab Emirates for more than 35 years, Chevron Al Khalij markets a wide range of Caltex-Delo branded lubricants across the region.

Leonard J. Badal Jr – Global Commercial Brands Manager, who is responsible for the Delo® brand and product line strategy for Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils, Coolants, Greases, and Automotive Gear Oils within Caltex’s family of Lubricants, says, “Given the fact that the GCC and Middle East region has a mix of low and high sulphur diesel fuel ranges – anywhere from 15 to 5000ppm - we felt the need to  introduce a new Delo 400 product to perform across these wide ranges without having to switch to a different diesel engine oil depending on what fuel they are using. The launch of the Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40 demonstrates Chevron’s commitment to providing customers with innovative products that maximize performance and minimize operating costs, while keeping their diesel equipment running reliably.”

The Caltex Delo product range includes lubricants and coolants that provide premium protection, performance and bottom-line value for on- and off-road diesel-powered equipment. These products are found in all major industries such as commercial transportation, construction, mining, agriculture, and power generation.

“Delo’s industry-leading lubricants have logged million kilometers and countless hours providing superior protection to diesel engine parts so vehicles and equipments operate smoothly. Caltex Delo 400 MGX has been thoroughly field tested in trucks using up to 5000ppm diesel fuel sulfur levels to show its performance capability in neutralizing harmful acids and retaining its alkalinity in extended-drain operations in both high and low-sulphur diesel fuel environments” said Vineet Mathur, COO, AJM Kooheji Group

 “Chevron in the Gulf and Middle East has been providing outstanding quality and meeting the demanding needs of diesel engine oils for over 80 years. Many customers in the region are confronted with challenging situations like high operating temperatures, owning fleet of variant ages, operating in high-Sulphur and ultra-low Sulphur environments. The introduction of Caltex Delo® 400 MGX addresses these challenges, while meeting the latest American Petroleum Institute (API) specification as well as many American and European Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) approvals. “One of the appealing benefits offered to customers is the synthetic-like performance at the cost of mineral products, which significantly reduces premium lubrication costs”, says Adriaan J. de Kok – Area Business Manager, Gulf and Middle East, for Chevron Al Khalij, the registered branch name in the UAE of Chevron Asia Pacific Holdings Limited.

 Caltex Delo® 400 MGX with ISOSYN® Technology

 Chevron uses ISOSYN® Technology to formulate its top-tier Delo® products, combining premium base oils with high performance additives with our formulation expertise to provide superb protection for diesel engine parts — at a competitive value. This new advanced formula Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40 provides excellent soot dispersancy, as well as wear protection and sludge control to guard against loss of engine life and help reduce oil consumption.

Caltex Delo® 400 MGX SAE 15W-40 also has the added advantage of a single fleet oil, thereby, reducing the need for multiple diesel engine oils. The new product is specifically developed to help meet emissions regulations as well as adheres to OEM (original equipment manufacturer) requirements and performance specifications of the local markets.

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