VLS Newsletter – February 2021

VLS Newsletter February 2021

VLS Logo Guidelines

VLS has issued guidelines for VLS members regarding the use of the VLS logo and brand in connection with their business. It is a condition of use of the VLS brand that members agreed to abide by the guidelines.

The guidelines can be found at https://www.ukla-vls.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/VLS-Brand-Logo-Guidelines-March-2016.pdf

Case summary

Overall the number of cases stands at 67, with 2 products under investigation, 0 not compliant following investigation, 0 not compliant following six month review, 1 product not proven to be compliant and escalated to Trading Standards, 0 product compliant during investigation and no further action taken, 0 compliant following investigation, 0 compliant following six month review and 64 archived.

Case 010167 – concerns the claims made on a 5w30 automotive engine oil. A sample of the product has been procured and tested and is under consideration by the Technical Review Panel.

Case 010166 – concerns a 5w30 Longlife automotive engine oil with a VW 504/507 approval and also making marketing claims against a wide range of OEM specifications. The case has been escalated to Trading Standards through VLS’s Primary Authority partnership with Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards and will be subject to review at the six month stage.

Case 010159 – remains under investigation and has been passed to UEIL regarding the claims made on a 5w30 automotive engine oil.

To view the case outcomes, visit https://ukla-vls.org.uk/case-outcomes/

For details of how to submit a lubricant product complaint to VLS, go to https://ukla-vls.org.uk/case-handling-process/

Industry News

ACEA report that truck makers gear up to go fossil-free by 2040, but EU and member states need to step up their game.

UK Government has published details regarding determining the rules of origin of UK products intended for export.

SMMT reports that UK car production down -29.3% as coronavirus slams brakes on sector

ILMA report that GM hopes to replace all gas vehicles with electric vehicles by 2040.

Media Editorial

Professional Motor Mechanic, January 2021, featured a news item on VLS’s Primary Authority relationship with Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards.

Professional Motor Mechanic, January 2021, featured an article on the importance of the renewal of the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation currently under consideration by the European Union.

Professional Motor Factor, January 2021, featured a news item on VLS’s view of the renewal of the Block Exemption Regulation.

LubesNGreases, January 2021 reported that VLS had filed a case with Trading Standards against case 166.

Aftermarket Online, January 2021, featured an item on VLS filing case 166 with Trading Standards.

CAT magazine online, January 2021, reported on VLS escalating case 166 to Trading Standards.

Garage magazine, issue 323, reported on VLS escalating case 166 to Trading Standards.

Aftermarket magazine, February 2021, reported on VLS escalating case 166 to Trading Standards.

Lube magazine, February 2021, features an article by Michele Mason from Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards on taking forward the Primary Authority partnership with VLS.

Lube magazine, February 2021 features an article on VLS escalating a 5w30 Longlife engine oil case to Trading Standards.

VLS has produced a short introductory video to the ACEA 2016 engine oil sequences which is available on the homepage of its website.

Media Advertising

Commercial Vehicle Workshop features a half page advert in the February edition of the magazine.

Professional Motor Mechanic features a half page advert in the February edition of the magazine.

Lube Magazine, February 2021, features a half page advert by VLS on page 45.

Events

ICIS, the first ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Live will take place on 16-18 February 2021

CIS, the 8th annual CIS base Oils and Lubricants Conference will take place in Moscow, Russia between 19th and 20th May 2021.

Oil Doc will take place at Rosenheim, Germany on 8th to 10th June 2021.

UNITI, Stuttgart will now take place on 14-15 July 2021.

Automechanika Frankfurt will now be held on 14-18 September 2021.

ELGI, the AGM will now take place 30th April to 3rd May 2022 in Hamburg.

Automechanika UK has been moved to 7-9 June 2022, NEC, Birmingham.

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