Morris Lubricants have alaunched a 60L drum of selected grades of engine oil.
Demand from garages and workshops has led Morris to fill a gap in the market by launching a 60-litre drum of selected grades of engine oil.
30 years ago Morris only produced a few basic grades, such as 15w40 and 20w50, but today it manufactures more than 20 different variations of engine oils in the automotive market alone.
Garages and workshops that service a high number of vehicles are being forced to stock a greater range of product to meet demand and ensure that they are matching the correct lubricant with the vehicle.
Previously, they would have purchased 205 litre barrels of oil, but this option becomes very expensive when buying products to match all vehicle specifications. Five litre containers and service packs have become popular but 25-litre containers were considered space-consuming due to the range of grades required.
After listening to its customers, it has opted to supply a selected number of grades in 60 litre drums as a cost-effective solution. It is only one of a few companies to supply engine oil in this format.
“The increasingly complex automotive engine oil formulation and rate of innovation means that there is ever more demand for newer grades,” explained David Pryce Commercial Director from Shrewsbury-based Morris Lubricants.
“New technology base fluids and additive chemistry are continually being developed to meet the ever-increasing demands from original equipment manufacturers. The 60-litre drums will be a cost-effective solution to the problem.”
This move follows on from the recent rebranding of the automotive engine oil range. Multivis is a range of superior quality engine oils suitable for both petrol and diesel engines that use the latest synthetic technology products essential in the operation of low emission engine designs.
Products available in a 60L drum:
Servol 10W-40 | Multivis ADT VX 5W-30 | Multivis ADT FD 5W-30 | Multivis ADT C3 5W-30 | Multivis ADT C3 5W-40
Other grades may follow in the future.