Malaysias Petronas Lubricants International recently opened a new research and development center in China and launched several new products for domestic and global markets.
In mid-March, Malaysian state-owned oil company Petronas Lubricants set up the Yuchai Petronas Lube Research and Development Center with China-listed Yuchai Group, a diesel engine manufacturer. Located in the Guangxi provinces Nanning Science and Technology Industrial Park, the centers more than 1,000 square meters has 30 test facilities capable of carrying out 40 kinds of physicochemical and tribological tests.
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Benchmarked against international standards, the Guangxi Nanning Yuchai Petronas Lube R&D Center was conceptualized and built to complement [Yuchai Groups] existing Bei Hai R&D Center to drive tangible results for the companies approach to co-designing engines and engine oil, Petronas said in a March 19 press release. The joint venture between Petronas and Yuchai Group was established in June 2013.