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Certas Energy Lubricants assembles new UK Technical Advisory Group to tackle industry challenges

It’s estimated that at any one time, around eight in ten independent garages will be using out-of-spec lubricants. This results in motorists suffering from lower performance and more breakdowns, lower efficiency and more vehicle emissions.

This issue isn’t just a challenge for the automotive industry. The wrong lubricants are often found to be used in turbines and gear oils in industrial, manufacturing, and marine sectors.

Certas have assembled a new UK Technical Advisory Group that brings together a team from across various business units to tackle industry challenges such as out-of-spec lubricant use.

“Certas are the largest lubricants distributor in the UK, and our team talk to hundreds of businesses every day. To tackle the complex challenges faced by the lubricants industry, we need to share knowledge across the business. The new Technical Advisory Group will provide a formal opportunity for sharing best practices and ideas from all business units.” said Jenni McGrath, Regional Sales Manager for Marine and Offshore and is also one of the eight members of the Technical Advisory Group.

The Technical Advisory Group will meet once a month to discuss topical subjects and be a driving force to implement innovation. The main topic on the team’s agenda is end-user and reseller education on the importance of correct lubricant application.

“Education for lubricant resellers and end-users is essential. Incorrect application costs businesses huge sums in breakdowns and poorer performance. Being part of this Technical Advisory Committee will help us to share ideas, best practices and implement new initiatives to help drive the industry forward. There desperately needs to be more understanding on how to match the right lubricant for the specification,” said Anthony Conboy, Business Account Manager who has over 20 years of experience in the lubricants industry.

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For more information visit Certas Energy Lubricants or call 0800 371 910.