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The Petroleum Quality Institute of America Welcomes MOTUL USA as a New PQIA Supporter

MOTUL USA has joined PQIA’s growing list of supporters working to help assure the quality and integrity of motor oils, transmission fluids, and other lubricants in the market.

February 5, 2019, Metuchen, New Jersey – The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) is pleased to announce MOTUL USA has joined PQIA’s growing list of supporters working to help assure the quality and integrity of motor oils, transmission fluids, and other lubricants in the market.

Motul is a world-class French company specialized in the formulation, production and distribution of performance motorsports and industrial lubricants. The company has a presence in more than 120 countries and has had an established presence in the United States through its subsidiary in Southern California since 1989.

Since 1853, Motul has always favored innovation, research, and development. They are known as the leading Powersport oil in the global Powersport market and have been expanding exponentially into the PCMO and HD segments in the past 10 years. Many manufacturers trust Motul for its technological developments in car and motorcycle racing; they are supporters of iconic races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, and American Flat Track and IMSA in the US. Their automotive engine oil holds among the most OEM standards and targets to minimally carry OEM approvals and exceed specs whenever relevant.

Guillaume Pailleret, President, Motul USA

Guillaume Pailleret, President of Motul North America, commented, “Motul is proud to support PQIA’s efforts to bring to light the substandard motor oils in the market while shining a light on quality products and producers. By doing so, PQIA provides an invaluable service to both consumers and lubricant manufacturers. We feel our support of PQIA underscores Motul’s commitment to product quality and interest in assuring consumers have the information necessary to make informed decisions when buying motor oil.”

PQIA President Thomas F. Glenn says “We welcome Motul’s support and its commitment to quality demonstrated by its willingness, like all our supporters, to agree to our Supporter Code of Conduct.” Further, Glenn adds, “PQIA hopes to gain from Motul’s expertise in motorsport lubricant quality and technology as it looks to expand the scope of the lubricants we test. While it is clear our industry still faces challenges with poor quality off-spec engine oils and other lubricants in the market, it is with the help of Motul and our other supporters that we are able to continue our work.”

About Motul: Motul is a world-class French company specialized in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motultech activity. Present in more than 120 countries, Motul USA was established in 1989 as a subsidiary of Motul France and is based in Southern California. Motul is recognized as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, the 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry.

Throughout the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to further technological development in motorsports. Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Super GT, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship Super Formula, Blancpain Endurance Series, Dakar, Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, FIM Endurance World Championship, IOM TT, MOTUL FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Roof of Africa and score of others. For more www.motul.com.

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