Across the industrial sector, we work with businesses to overcome challenges and develop solutions to new problems. Here’s how we help make it happen.
Castrol has worked with Renault Sport F1 for 2 years supplying Hysol XBB and Tribol to help translate marginal gains during the manufacturing process into increased performance on the track.
Ultimately, the ambition of the Renault Sport F1 team is to win championships. Together, Castrol and Renault are racing ahead to achieve that goal by translating technological and product innovations on the factory floor into success on the track.
Working with Renault to optmise lubricant efficiency, stability, and performance in the manufacturing process was critical in doing that.
While Renault’s ambition is to win the world championship, Castrol’s ambition is to give Renault a leading edge by improving the way they manufacture vital components for the F1 car.
Unearthing the marginal gains needed in the factory to achieve the marginal gains on the track is the focus of the Renault Sport F1 team and Castrol partnership. For example, in the machine shop where many car components are manufactured, the ability to speed this process up and get those components to the track quicker than ever before enables Renault to have an edge in their performance.
Castrol has been providing gear oils to the wind sector since the early ‘80s, and has played a crucial role in helping it to become the $94.5bn market it is today. And the key to that success has been a stringent focus on research, development, and becoming fully immersed in the wind industry.
The renewables market is only going to grow as companies and countries move away from fossil fuels, and the speed of that growth will owe a lot to wringing efficiencies out of renewable technologies wherever possible.
That’s where Castrol comes in.
Castrol is passionate about harnessing its relationships with customers, distributors, employees, investors and original equipment manufacturers to figure out the wind sector’s key challenges so that we can come up with the most viable and effective solutions.
Castrol’s research into gear oils revolves around the following core aims:
With the industry continually evolving, it is essential that Castrol designs products that are not only capable of delivering optimal performance today, but can increase the effectiveness of wind technologies going forward.
Much of Castrol’s research in this area has been to understand the value of Optigear Synthetic X, and to discover exactly how it benefits wind turbine operators.
Through the use of a highly accelerated life test (HALT), which can accurately predict a product’s lifespan and its long-term performance levels, it was discovered that Optigear Synthetic X could improve turbine performance by as much as 1% when compared to the nearest competitor.
The true value of any product or solution can only be determined when put into a real-life scenario. By working with a large customer, it was quickly established that by using Optigear Synthetic X, wind turbine operators could see savings of as much as $3,700 per year, per turbine.
As part of Castrol’s dedication to taking a more environmentally-conscious approach to all aspects of its operations, all gear oils are now carbon neutral.
The green revolution is going to continue in the years and decades to come, and Castrol is dedicated to being at the centre of the global shift towards greener, more renewable energy production.
Castrol’s Swedish partner reflects its commitment to standing out from the competition
Castrol and ILS Nordic are on a mission to realize production efficiencies
Castrol and ILS Nordic share the same commitment to excellence
Like Castrol, ILS Nordic is committed to being best-in-class. Its roadmap to that objective is based on four core pillars: quality, flexibility, involvement and quick response.
These values dovetail perfectly with Castrol’s and ensure the two companies approach each partnership with a common understanding.
One of the partnership’s clearest gains thus far has been achieved by an industrial customer.
The customer had some problems with its tooling life, so Castrol and ILS went in and identified areas for improvement and provided demonstrable evidence that the customer could save on both cost and tooling requirements.
As a result of our partnership’s efforts, the customer has lowered its overall cost and become much more competitive against its rivals.
Now the two parties are looking forward to achieving similarly impressive results with other clients.
How Castrol helped its distributor become an international leader
Telko is among Castrol’s clearest HPL experts
Telko is a lubricants distributor based in Finland, active in 16 countries. Castrol has been working with the company for over 60 years and the two sides have established a particularly close partnership.
Telko strives to work with customers as well as for them.
Telko serves a fleet of leading companies across a portfolio which includes:
As Morten Nedergaard, director of Telko’s Denmark and Norway division explains, “the customers Telko is working together with are really leading industrial customers in our market.”
To serve these customers, Telko strives to go beyond the usual supplier relationship and work with customers as well as for them. Instead of simply supplying products, Telko wants to offer holistic solutions. In Nedergaard’s view, “Telko’s strengths is really deep knowledge about the products. We are really a team of specialists.”
Castrol has helped Telko provide an even better service.
Drawing on its vast experience across a range of fields, Castrol has joined Telko’s mission to over-deliver in its client relationships, working with the distributor to provide an even better service to its customers - considering both industry trends and the wider environmental impact.
Information-sharing is at the core of the Castrol-Telko partnership.
During their six decades of working together, Castrol and Telko have developed a symbiotic relationship. Telko provides information from the field and Castrol uses it to refine its product range, delivering mutual benefit.
Telko sees Castrol as vital to its long-term strategy.
Telko says it is committed to continuously improving its service and going even further beyond what the customer expects.
As Morten Nedergaard explains, “when you succeed and you find the right product, and you see that the customer saves money and they really feel they have the right support from the distributor, that is really what keeps us living. That’s what gives us energy.”
The company sees Castrol as vital in its long-term strategy.
To ensure safety and quality of parts, a Major US Aerospace manufacturer has stringent requirements to approve coolants for manufacturing parts that go in to their airplanes. Gaining approval takes the sponsorship of a Tier 1 part supplier to prove out the coolant's technology and performance.
So Castrol and Fort Walton teamed up to run trials and receive the OEM approval for Hysol SL 45 XBB. The product met the tough standards and received OEM approval.
Fort walton machining case study
A next-generation metalworking fluid created specifically for the aerospace industry and approved by major manufacturers. This soluble cutting fluid is designed for grinding, milling, turning, drilling, reaming, tapping and broaching a range of aluminium and titanium alloys, and is suitable for machining ferrous alloys.
Upon implementing Hysol SL 45 XBB, this customer observed a 60-80% increase in equipment life, less emulsification all without using chloride and biocide.