The Research & Development centre (R&D) located at Khopoli, Dist. Raigad in Maharashtra is equipped with state of art facilities & modern equipment required for developing lubricants as per the latest technology & also as per customer requirements. The testing of lubricants is carried out as per ASTM, IP, BIS Standards. The R & D centre is managed by a team of professional scientists & headed by Dr. V.K. Chhatwal, Executive Vice President who has over 35 years of experience in developing high-performance Automotive, Industrial & Synthetic lubricants in the R & D center of a reputed Public Sector Petroleum Company.
The R&D centre has recently developed the following class of lubricants:
HITECH PLUS 15W40, Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil meeting API CI-4/SL Plus, MB 228.3, MAN 3275, Volvo VDS-3 and ACEA E7/E5 specs.
GARNET 5W30 - Synthetic crankcase oil for modern day high-performance cars meeting API SN, ACEA A5/B5 requirements.
LEOPARD 5W30, Cost effective Semi-synthetic crankcase oil for modern day high-performance cars meeting API SM/CF specs.
Polyalkylene Glycol based Grinding Fluids with the improved surface finish.
RUBY GEL – High Quality lubricating gel developed for automotive wheel bearings of all types of passenger, commercial vehicles. Recommended drain interval up to 75000 km under ideal road conditions.
PAL DRAW ST – High-Performance Aluminium Wire Drawing Oil.
Besides continuous impetus on the development of long life high-performance lubricants, the R & D centre also offers services in trouble shooting, problem-solving, lube oil management and energy conserving methods.