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Advanced technology both on and off the track

The flagship PETRONAS Syntium lubricants range that is available exclusively at all Engen forecourts, uses the same technology that powers the Formula One world champion team.

When motorists choose the PETRONAS Syntium range, they will experience the same advanced technology that has helped the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team win three consecutive Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships.


Engen is a member of the PETRONAS group of companies.

Engen Lubricants Business Manager, John Kennedy says the company is proud that the current Formula One champions are powered by the flagship PETRONAS Syntium lubricants range. “This is a testament to PETRONAS’ technical capability and expertise, which is a necessary requirement in a constantly evolving and challenging sport, like Formula One.”

The experience gathered by PETRONAS through Formula One has enabled the development of PETRONAS Syntium Lubricants. It is specially formulated to provide outstanding protection for the engines running under the most extreme and demanding driving conditions. Not only does it provide motorists with a better driving experience, but it also improves engine performance of their cars.

“Taking innovation a step further we are also currently phasing in the PETRONAS Syntium with CoolTech™ brand into Africa which has been expertly engineered to fight excessive engine heat to maintain optimum engine performance,” adds Kennedy.
He explains further: “Excessive engine heat is a common problem that is widely underestimated by drivers. The excessive heat inside the engine, which is not visible on the dashboard gauge, is aggravated by modern-day driving conditions such as traffic congestion, driving up steep inclines and continuous acceleration on highways. Consequently, over time, it can damage critical components of the engine and affect driving performance.”
Kennedy says that as a member of the PETRONAS group, Engen’s collaboration with their parent company is integral to their success on the African continent.
“As a leading producer and manufacturer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products we pride ourselves on delivering world class and technically advanced fuels and lubricants.
“We are extremely proud to introduce our motorists to PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ which has been formulated to fight excessive heat, thus enabling drivers like you and I to enjoy a trouble-free drive,” adds Kennedy.

PETRONAS lubricants are available in 85 countries around the world.

About PETRONAS Lubricants International

PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) is the global lubricants manufacturing and marketing arm of PETRONAS, the national oil corporation of Malaysia.  Established in 2008, PLI manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricants products in over 80 markets globally.  Headquarters in Kuala Lumur, PLI has over 30 marketing offices in 27 countries, managed through regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Turin, Belo Horizonte, Chicago and Durban.

PLI is the technical resource behind PETRONAS’ Technical Partnership to the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, and is responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Fluid Technology Solutions™ – customised lubricants, fuel and transmission fluids to power the Silver Arrows.

Currently ranked among the top 10, PLI is driving an aggressive business growth agenda to secure its position as a leading global lubricants company.

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