We exist to create a sustainable future through innovative chemistry
Established in January 1999, Infineum is a joint venture of two of the most respected names in lubricants and fuels, ExxonMobil and Shell. Infineum is a world leader in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels. We number among our customers many of the world’s most recognised consumer brands. The three cornerstones of our approach to conducting business are:
Close collaboration with oil marketers and original equipment manufacturers
Technology excellence in proprietary formulations
We are Infineum
Infineum International Limited
With production facilities and Business and Technology Centres around the globe, our products are sold in more than 90 countries across every continent. We’re one of the leading formulators, manufacturers and marketers of fuel and lubricant additives.
‘’The transportation industry in the 21st century is highly competitive and faces many challenges’’
‘’Our technologies are a key enabler for bringing engine performance to new levels of efficiency, reliability and effectiveness’’
‘’Everything we do revolves around the reliable delivery of our products, which in turn provides superior performance to our customers’’
Our experts create innovative additive solutions for the world’s transportation industry; capable of meeting today’s increasingly demanding environmental standards and engine performance specifications. Our additives treat over 5 million tons of car and truck lubricants and are inside 1 in 3 vehicles.
‘’We believe collaboration is the key’’
‘’To solving real life challenges through science’’
‘’We work closely with our customers and OEM’s in automotive small and large engine manufacturer’’.
‘’Sharing mutual expertise and knowledge to create a cleaner future’’
‘’Our in-depth understanding of the chemical and the physical processes as well as marketing leads enables us to bring the best solutions to our customers’’.
Our fuel additives treat more than 150 million tons of diesel fuel every year. We are Infineum.
‘’Our first class technology and successful business results are built on an outstanding talent base’’
‘’Worldwide we have just under 2,000 colleagues’’
‘’In multi-cultural and multi-functional teams’’
‘’The safety of those who work for Infineum is and will always be our first priority’’
‘’We believe all injuries are avoidable’’
‘’And we investigate all incidents regardless of whether they cause injury as we strive to achieve that goal’’
‘’Infineum’s safety performance is in the top 10% of all chemical companies’’
‘’And up to five times better than the others in the oil additives industry’’
‘’The acronym CARES forms our values capturing the essence of everything we do’’
‘’It helps us to deliver our promises to our customers, our suppliers, our colleagues and our communities’’
We’re focused on delivering technology excellence through innovation, through investment and research and development to create best-in-class products delivering increased efficiency and performance you can rely on.
Infineum draws on a rich heritage that is underpinned by leading edge research and development activities. For nearly 80 years, we have been innovators of additive products, including those used in:
Automotive, heavy-duty diesel and marine engine oils
Specialty applications such as transmission fluids and gas engine oils
Our smart solutions have become key components of today’s most demanding applications and advanced hardware systems.
Infineum is a truly world-class organisation. Our global operations encompass:
Worldwide production facilities
Sales representation in more than 70 countries
Business centres strategically located in the UK, USA, China and Singapore
Business conducted in over 20 languages
A global supply chain
Multicultural business teams
~2,000 highly skilled and dedicated colleagues
Advancing mobility towards a sustainable future
Infineum International Ltd.
Our future is exciting.
Find out more about the key trends in our industry.
The mobility landscape is changing at a rapid pace. At the heart of this change are regulatory pressures driving the transportation industry to make significantly more efficient vehicles, the rise of fast-growing new markets, the needs of the next generation of vehicle owners and the goal of OEMS to extract maximum efficiency from the powertrain.
Studies continue to show that millennials are more willing than prior generations to forego vehicle ownership. The focus is more on access to mobility than the ownership of the equipment for mobility. This drives mobility as a service and has further implications downstream.
In fact, for many young people the automobile is viewed more as an appliance than a status symbol with access to a vehicle more important than simply owning one.
Quite a change from how Baby Boomers viewed owning their first car!
And just as music subscription services disrupted music ownership we are also seeing a similar scenario starting to play out in automobiles with car subscription services.
Everything is changing.
From where and how vehicles are purchased…
To who is doing the driving…and who isn’t!
Terry Algers: “It's obvious that the trend in electrification is here to stay., I think we'll settle into an equilibrium where we have an internal combustion engine providing most of the motive power to a vehicle, followed by a reasonably-sized battery pack with electric devices that provide some of the vehicle's power.
Roger Gault: There will be penetration from zero emission vehicles over time, in specific markets, and specific products, but a significant percentage of the overall heavy duty transportation fleet will remain compression ignition engines fueled by diesel fuel.”
As mobility is shaped to contribute to a more sustainable future,
electrification stands out as a key pillar for many OEMs even while recognizing that the uptake of electrification will vary.
Jeff Brown: Sustainable mobility is a broad field with implications across government, industry, and society as a whole.
Nathan Siebert: “GM plans to reach this future by revolutionizing all forms of transportation, from autonomous electric vehicles, to Maven car sharing, and electric bicycles.”
Clearly there is no shortage of interest in vehicles with alternative powertrains such as hybrids, plug-in hybrids, full battery electrics, hydrogen fuel cells, and many others which means increasing levels of powertrain complexity and differentiation.
Automatic transmission installations will continue their momentum, largely due to their use in hybrid applications, where they may be used to select the optimum power source in addition to the optimum gear ratio.
Right across the transport sector there is a continued focus on extracting more energy from the powertrain ...just look at motorcycles advancing to electric.
And while commercial vehicles present a greater challenge for wide adoption of electrification, powertrain integration of the diesel engine, transmission, and axels, continues to improve their efficiency while reducing emissions.
Low viscosity lubricants will continue to play a critical role. Today’s engines require lubricants to continue to deliver protection against wear, corrosion and deposits while providing fuel economy improvements.
The primary challenge with electrification is the sheer diversity of strategies available to each OEM.
As OEMs find the right balance (and ultimately compromise) which works for them, lubricant manufacturers will need to create products which meet the needs of an exponentially increasing array of engine technologies using both combustion and electricity.
Chris Locke: “We believe that lubricant and additive innovation is key, in particular in responding to the emerging and different needs of more efficient and lower emitting internal combustion engines. Such products must accommodate a range of lower carbon fuel sources whilst also managing the challenges of hybridized powertrains such as intermittent operation, cooler operating temperatures and longer periods of inactivity, while still delivering the expected levels of performance when called into action.”
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