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Exxonmobil’s hub for lube excellence

October 27, 2014, Shanghai, China – The 2014 ExxonMobil Forum of Chinese Equipment Builders was held in Shanghai today. Experts from ExxonMobil Product Technology demonstrated lubricant technology innovations that deliver the benefits and competitive advantages in safety, environmental care, and productivity.


To support the development of the latest lubricant technology, ExxonMobil has announced the launch of the Asia Products Technology Center (APTC) in Shanghai in 2015. APTC will serve as a hub that provides innovative lubrication solutions for customers in Asia Pacific, especially in China, combining technical services, applications expertise, collaborative programs, training and marketing support.


Located at the ExxonMobil Shanghai Technology Center, APTC will become a part of the ExxonMobil Products Technology global network and enhance collaboration with key emerging Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Equipment Builders (EBs) in the fast-growing China and other Asian markets.


According to ExxonMobil’s The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, China’s industrial energy demand is expected to be 25 percent higher by 2040 than in 2010. During this period, China will encounter huge sustainability challenges while society will place increasing importance on environmental care and safety as a result of projected rapid economic growth.


The era of purely pursuing productivity has come to an end. More and more industrial enterprises demand more value from lubrication, expecting to improve production quality rather than just being focused on sheer output. Mobil Industrial Lubricants integrate safety, environmental care and productivity advantages into lubricants and services through innovative product technology.


  • Safety – mitigate potential employee injury caused by direct contact with equipment;
  • Environmental Care – create products and services with the commitment to significantly reduce environmental impact;
  • Productivity – control costly downtime and delays.


“ExxonMobil invests US$1 billion in research and development every year, and employs more than 19,000 scientists and engineers who are working on innovative product technologies, creating the structure for a strong global technology network,” said Grant Karsner, Ph.D., vice president of ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company. “At ExxonMobil, we recognize the key role of technology, and the continuous breakthroughs of Mobil lubricant product technology are enabling our industrial customers to achieve sustainability.”



Mobil Industrial Lubricants embrace the lubricant value of safety, environmental care and productivity and the concept of sustainable development, and constantly launch innovative products and services in the Chinese market, benefitting numerous industries.


Mobil Industrial Lubricants introduced the high-technology Mobil Wind Turbine Service to China, resolving problems of traditional service fill, such as the high safety risk of unprofessional steeplejack, environmental impact of used oil, low efficiency with manual oil changing, etc. To date, Mobil Wind Turbine Service has provided professional oil changing services for more than 500 wind turbines across China.


Next-generation Mobil SHC synthetic lubricant series boost the “energy-efficient” advantages through technology upgrading, which can deliver energy efficiency of up to 3.6 percent[1] in comparison with conventional mineral lubricants.  Today, more than 2,200 lubricant applications globally are specifically or preferentially adopting Mobil SHC synthetic lubricants to help energy-intensive industries to help improve their energy saving and achieve sustainable development.


Safety, environmental care, and productivity are also critical in the operation of the mining sector. Advanced Mobil industrial lubricants and services help ensure that mining equipment maintain steady and highly efficient operation under extreme conditions, and help customers improve their profitability. In addition, they can help improve production safety and reduce environmental impact in mining operation.


The forum marks the 100th anniversary of cooperation between ExxonMobil and equipment builders. When talking about the collaboration with equipment builders, Mr. Song Ping Teoh, general manager of ExxonMobil (China) Investment Co., Ltd. stated that during the past century, ExxonMobil has worked closely with numerous well-known equipment manufacturers around the world, and had great performance at different historical periods. Looking ahead, ExxonMobil will continue to join hands with equipment builders, to meet the challenges of the new era by maintaining the core value of safety, environmental care and productivity, and create lubricant benefits for a sustainable future.

[1] Energy efficiency relates solely to the fluid performance when compared with conventional reference oils of the same viscosity grade in gear applications. The technology used allows up to 3.6% efficiency compared with the reference when tested in a worm gearbox under controlled conditions. Efficiency improvements will vary based on operating conditions and application. The data sourced from tests conducted by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Products Research & Technology, Paulsboro NJ in 2010 and 2011.

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