Exxon Mobil Corporation (ticker: XOM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
ExxonMobil Celebrates 80 Years of Extending Heavy Duty Engine Life with Mobil Delvac; Mobil Delvac, the World's First-Ever Branded Lubricant for Heavy Duty Engines, was Registered in 1925
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2005--ExxonMobil is
commemorating eight decades of protecting and helping extend the lives
of heavy duty diesel engines around the world with the 80th
anniversary of its Mobil Delvac(TM) engine oil. Since its introduction
in 1925, Mobil Delvac oil -- Delvac, short for "D"iesel "E"ngine
"L"ubricants "VAC"uum -- has provided power and protection for truck
engines around the world in all conditions -- from the extreme heat in
Egypt's deserts to the freezing conditions across Siberia, from the
mountainous regions of Peru to the super-highways and narrow byways of
North America and Europe.
Throughout its 80-year history, Mobil Delvac has set the benchmark
for lubrication excellence. The company's commitment to research and
technological development, and global availability, has made Mobil
Delvac one of the world's most widely used brands of heavy duty engine
"Research and engineering excellence is the foundation for which
ExxonMobil and its products have always been known," said Mike
Mullins, vice president - global marketing, ExxonMobil Lubricants &
Specialties. "In formulating and proving Mobil Delvac products, we
have teams of lubrication experts who specialize in heavy duty vehicle
engine technology, that conduct comprehensive laboratory testing and
extensive field trials to closely study all the performance attributes
required in today's heavy duty engines."
Each year, ExxonMobil commits significant financial resources to
its research and product development. In fact, over the past decade,
ExxonMobil has spent more than $100 million on research, testing and
upgrading its Mobil Delvac family of heavy duty engine oils to ensure
they meet or exceed the latest and most advanced industry and original
equipment manufacturers (OEM) specifications from around the world.
Mobil Delvac technology is chosen by the world's top five
heavy-duty truck engine OEMs and has over 2,000 different builder
approvals and preferential endorsements that cover over 300 different
global and local builders.
"ExxonMobil works closely with the world's leading heavy duty
diesel engine manufacturers on nearly every major issue impacting
lubricant technology, such as joint product development, formulation
science and the creation of new specifications and testing methods,"
said Steve Kennedy, senior scientist, ExxonMobil Research and
Engineering Company, and co-chair of the American Petroleum
Institute's Diesel Engine Oil Advisory Panel. "This ensures that Mobil
Delvac heavy duty engine oils meet and exceed the latest industry and
OEM specifications, and deliver consistent quality and performance to
help our customers extend the life of their engines, no matter where
in the world they are located or what type of equipment they operate."
With its signature black packaging, Mobil Delvac is available on
the shelves of retail outlets and major truck stops that sell
heavy-duty lubricants around the world.
To raise awareness of Mobil Delvac's anniversary of service to
heavy duty and commercial truck owner operators worldwide, ExxonMobil
is planning celebratory activities in key global markets where
truckers and fleet managers select Mobil Delvac as an oil brand of
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SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation