Valvoline Cummins Opens Indian Lab


Valvoline Cummins opened a laboratory near Mumbai that will be used for research and development of lubricants and customer training.

The joint venture – a 50-50 partnership between engine oil marketer Valvoline and engine manufacturer Cummins – did not disclose the cost of the center in Ambernath, but said it will be used to develop lubricants. The training center will be used to provide training on lubricants, engines, transmissions and cooling systems to business partners and customers.

Officials said the facility will be integrated with Valvolines existing R&D center in Lexington, Ky., United States.

Valvoline is one of the top selling lubricant brands in India. It operates a toll blending plant in Ambernath that makes automotive and industrial lubes.