Shell inaugurates first Research Centre in China

Shell inaugurates first Research Centre in China

EPC News: 26 March,2014: Shanghai: Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled new global centre in Shanghai, China – Shell (Shanghai) Technology Ltd – dedicated to lubricants and oils. The Shanghai facility becomes the company’s third global centre dedicated to research and development of lubricants and oils.

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 26 March,2014 EPC World Media Pvt.Ltd-

Royal Dutch Shell has unveiled new global centre in Shanghai, China – Shell (Shanghai) Technology Ltd – dedicated to lubricants and oils. The Shanghai facility becomes the company’s third global centre dedicated to research and development of lubricants and oils.

According to Matthias Bichsel, Shell’s Projects & Technology Director, the Shanghai facility will proudly bring Shell’s technology leadership even closer to customers and partners in the region.

“The new centre reflects the direction of the Shell Lubricants business today and the central role that China plays in its long-term growth strategy,” adds Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice-President Shell Lubricants.

Spread across 8,600 sq m and located at Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, the Shanghai facility will focus on developing lubricant for the Chinese market as well as few other Asian countries like India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. “We are well-positioned to meet the anticipated growth in demand in the region. Locating in Shanghai will help us work more closely with our customers and shape mutually beneficial collaborations,” opines Gainsborough.

The research centre will focus on various product applications from passenger car motor oils (PCMOs) to motorcycle oils (MCOs), heavy duty engine oils (HDEOs), transmission fluids, industrial and speciality oils and greases and oils for the shipping sector. The centre will also provide hands-on technical services to customers and also mediate with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and academic institutions in the region. There will also be field trials, performance demonstrations and bench-testing.

“We will be able to explore competitively advantaged technology solutions for business growth and we can establish a forum for technical collaboration with original equipment manufacturers and research institutes in China,” states Huibert Vigeveno, Executive Chairman of Shell Companies, China.

The centre will work closely with the other two centres in Hamburg, Germany and Houston, USA which are part of a wider 10-centre strong global network of Shell R&D centres.

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