Through its partnership with International Lubricants Distributors (ILD), SINOPEC has a long-established list of blue-chip clients working on and in some of the harshest and most remote locations on the planet. 


This is the view of ILD National Sales Manager Colin Osborne, who said SINOPEC had managed to develop and refine its product offering through these trusted partnerships. 


“Neither ILD or SINOPEC are known as retail brands, nor do we unwisely spend our client’s money on marketing campaigns to play heavily in that space,” Mr Osborne said. 


“We invest our money wisely to ensure we develop innovative supply solutions ensuring lowest cost per litre supply, reduced down times, extended drain intervals past and beyond industry best performance along with exceptionally maintained oil cleanliness to ensure our clients receive the most advanced lubrication, expert services and sustainable lubrication offer we possibly can.” 


One product that has come about as a result of this investment is the Tulux T700 range of CK-4 Diesel Engine Oils SINOPEC released last year. Mr Osborne said SINOPEC was not first to the market with CK-4 but was con dent it had produced the best performing CK-4 oil for mining. 


“SINOPEC has produced the most advanced mixed fleet DEO seen in the market for over a decade,” he said. 


“With low sulphate ash, phosphorus, sulphur and evaporative limit, the new API CK-4 spec oil will be fully backwards compatible to all equipment that called for API CJ-4 or CI-4 engine oil requirements allowing for product rationalisation. 


“With stronger shear stability and oil film protection, we expect better engine reliability, longer life and potential fuel economy savings over the former mentioned specifications.” 


In regards to the Australian mining industry, Mr Osborne said it was widely regarded as a technological leader in many facets and felt it was in the midst of another growth cycle on the back of improved global demand for its commodities. 


“The industry is highly competitive and the industry professionals highly educated and in many aspects this means suppliers must continue to develop their offers to support the industry,” he said. 


“The demand for SINOPEC oil and lubricants is growing rapidly in Australia. This means SINOPEC and ILD are working hard to keep up with this increased demand while still maintaining the utmost quality in product, customer service and support. 


“Both ILD and SINOPEC continue to invest in development of new products and the continual development of our technical support offer for our ever-growing customer base. 


“We are seeing and welcoming more and more competent distribution partners into our business as our reach continues to expand.”