Membership shall take one of two forms:
Associate Membership: members that are either a lubricants manufacturer selling under its own brand(s), a marketer of third-party lubricants under their, the marketer’s, own brand(s), or a tier one base oil or additive supplier.
Affiliate Membership: members that are an agent, distributor, service provider, or commercial or industrial end-user (e.g. garage workshop), or Industry trade association who wishes to participate in the activities of VLS in tandem with its own, but who does not market lubricants under its own brand.
Affiliate membership is not a permitted membership option for lubricant blenders, manufacturers or marketers.