Vivo Energy Kenya MD Joe Muganda (centre)_ the company's Lubricants Sales and Marketing and Manager Stephen Gikonyo and Joseph Kahuko Commercial Manager Vivo Energy Kenya during the launch of Shell Rimula R6 LM Oil

Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in the country, has launched a new product in the market; Shell Rimula R6 LM with Dynamic Plus Technology designed for heavy duty diesel engines to complement already existing high performance Shell Rimula products.

Shell is always striving to deliver integrated product and service solutions so as to meet changing customer needs and opportunities that the energy transition brings.

In November 2017, through the Kline&Company’s 15th global Lubricants industry market Analysis and Assesement: 2016-2026 report, Shell Lubricants were recognized as the global market leader for the 11th consecutive year. Some of the key attributes that have contributed to the lead are the ability to market premium lubricants manufactured from natural gas in over 100 countries, customer–focused approach, continuous product and service innovation, technology leadership and a strong team.

Shell Rimula R6 LM with Dynamic Plus Technology is a unique combination of pure base oil made from converting natural gas to liquid, in a revolutionary gas-to-liquid (GTL) process called Shell PurePlus Technology and Adaptive Additive Technology.

The new product has a number of benefits to truck drivers and owners. Shell Rimula R6 LM when compared with industry oils; offers truckers; 30% better wear protection, 50% better engine cleanliness & 50% better acid corrosion protection.

In addition, truck drivers and owners are able to save on downtime lost during oil changes due to its ability to provide longer oil change intervals.

Through tests done in Dubai a truck using Shell Rimula R6 LM can travel for up to 75,000kilometers before draining its oil. In Kenya, the threshhold has been rolled out at 40,000kilometers and drivers are encouraged to avail their trucks for oil tests after every 5000kilometers to determine how much further the oil can take them.

Speaking during the launch Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director, Mr. Joe Muganda said that the company is committed to protecting the environment. “We are mindful of the environment, and we are always delighted when we introduce products which are environmentally friendly. The product we are bringing into the market has components that enable vehicles to produce lower emissions, and therefore we are offering you an environmentally friendly product.”

He added, “We are offering our customer value, saving them money and reducing their operation downtime since their trucks will be on the road for longer periods of time given they do not have do frequent oil changes”

Shell Rimula R6 LM is a top tier synthetic oil for heavy-duty diesel engines and features ‘‘Low –SAPS’’ (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorous & Sulphur) additive. The new product is going to be available to customers in 4L, 20L and 209L packs.

About Vivo Energy

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2011.

Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 1,800 service stations in 15 countries and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,360 people, operates over 1,800 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 124,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Notes to editors

Media contact:

Vivo Energy Kenya Communications Office

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+254 715 828 427

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