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What credentials does Texaco have in the construction sector?

Texaco’s Delo product range has been in production since 1936. During that time, we have established many long-term relationships – in some cases for more than 20 years – with customers and many of the world’s largest original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), with whom we work on new product development and testing.

Owing to the success of our Delo products, we’ve made some very significant contributions to the heavy-duty lubricants field, with world-first technological innovations such as:

  • 1936 – we marketed the first compounded diesel engine oil, making high-speed diesel engines feasible
  • 1953 – we were the first in the world to develop a successful multi-grade engine oil, the SAE 15-40
  • 1989 – we were the first to document 1.6 million kilometres with no overhaul to engine life with the Caterpillar 3406B
  • 1998 – the Delo 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40 was the first heavy-duty engine oil to meet the API CH-4 Cummins CES 20076 and MACK EO-M Plus extended drain specifications
  • 2013 – Chevron (following the 2001 merger) was awarded an SAE research award for extending the boundaries of diesel particulate filter (DPF) maintenance with ultra-low ash, zero-phosphorous oil
  • 2014 – we launched Delo 400 MGX SAE 15W-40, the first low-emission oil (API CJ-4)

Texaco has many more achievements across all the sectors in which we operate

What ongoing customer support does Texaco Lubricants offer?

We have dedicated regional teams in place to support the construction segment. In addition to our in-house experts, we also operate through our specialist distributor partners who support the requirements of customers on the ground.

We can offer customers the technological advancements and resources available to a global company, but with local assistance, contacts and market knowledge, thanks to our distributor network.

We recommend that customers take advantage of the Texaco LubeWatch Oil Analysis programme to help them track the performance of their vehicles and equipment. By regularly analysing oil samples, LubeWatch can identify potential problems early on and recommend corrective action. This can help to prevent costly breakdowns and extend the life of equipment.

It is as simple as collecting a sample of oil and sending it to our laboratories, where expert technicians analyse the sample and provide a detailed report on its condition.

For standard oil analysis, the programme offers a full range of analysis test profiles, including Lubrication Basic, Diesel Crankcase, Gas Engine Oils, Industrial Oils and Turbine Oils, while other packages and individual tests are available too.

The report can include information on the oil’s cleanliness, viscosity and wear on metal and, if necessary, it will make recommendations on when to change the oil and what other maintenance may be needed.

This brings key benefits for customers, such as improved equipment performance, reduced maintenance costs and increased operational uptime.

Does Texaco Lubricants provide technical training or educational resources for customers in the construction sector?

Absolutely. The construction sector is so diverse that our customers’ projects can range from highway maintenance and residential building to the construction of a bridge or a power station. Understanding that customers have very different business and equipment needs, we offer a similarly comprehensive approach to technical training and education.

Our sales team has access to a large portfolio of marketing support materials, while webinars conducted by our sales and technical experts offer insights into our product line, technical application and next-generation products.

What key challenges is the construction sector facing?

Ensuring equipment reliability and optimal performance really underpins a successful operation. Machinery and engines have become increasingly complex, with the often-conflicting requirements of environmental considerations and high-performance output placing huge pressure on the lubricants package.

Businesses need to rely on optimal machinery performance, efficient fuel consumption and the ability to minimise service downtime to enable better returns on total cost of ownership.

Balancing these complex challenges requires careful and prudent management – an area in which expert lubricant partners such as Texaco can really add value to a customer’s business.