Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Chevron Celebrates 80 Years of Delo
Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, celebrated its 80th year of Delo brand.
Delo (Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil) has been established since 1935. In the 1950s, the Delo brand pioneered the first successful multi-grade engine oil and delivered one of the first two oils approved for Caterpillar Series 3 – RPM Delo Supercharged-3 Oil.
In 1971, Chevron Delo 400 was introduced and became the first product in the industry to meet the diesel and gasoline service applications. In 1984, Chevron introduced the first all-hydro processed base oils, which set the standard for performance in the base oil industry. Later in the decade, Chevron was the first to extend a big diesel engine (CAT 3406B) life to 1.6 million kilometers without overhaul.
Chevron introduced Delo with ISOSYNTM Technology based on our ISODEWAXING process, resulting in mineral base oils with synthetic-like capabilities in 1993. In 1996, Delo became the first brand to demonstrate 1.6 million kilometers to overhaul in Detroit Diesel Series 60, Cummins NTC400/N-14 and Caterpillar 3406B engines and the first to meet the oil performance requirements of PC-7 (which later became API CH-4) without having to reformulate. Delo 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40 became the first heavy duty diesel engine oil to meet the API CH-4, Cummins CES 20076 and Mack EO-M Plus extended drain specifications in 1998.
Today, Chevron’s Delo product family includes lubricants, coolants and greases. Delo products are found in all major industries including commercial transportation, construction, mining, agriculture and power generation. These performance benefits can be seen through the experiences of our customers in a variety of markets.
“We are truly proud of Delo for successfully and continuously providing supreme protection to diesel engines for 80 years now. Like what we always say, we want smooth and worry-free drive and operation for our clients that’s why we constantly find ways to improve our products in order to deliver that promise,” shared Michelle Sayat, Chevron Philippines Marketing Manager for Lubricants. “We’ve done it for the last eight decades, and we will go further than that. We’re looking forward to servicing the Philippines for the next 80 years and more.”