VLS Bulletin – October 2019 – VLS010133

VLS 010133 – Millers Oils, Trident Fully Synthetic Long Life 5W/30

On 27th April 2018 the product was re-notified to VLS by an end user who raised concerns about the claims made on the product against VW specifications VW 504 00/507 00.

VLS investigated the concerns and worked with the Named Party to ensure the product was fully aligned with the claims that were supported by their technology provider. This necessitated the removal of the claims made against PSA and FIAT specifications to ensure that only those claims fully supported by the additive company were made on the product.

A six month review was undertaken and consequently the product was found in compliance and the investigation into the product completed and the case closed on 9th September 2019.

David Wright, Company Secretary – VLS (UK) Ltd says “We want to ensure we have the highest standards in Europe for lubricant manufacture, blending and marketing, and we want a ‘level playing’ field for all participants, so that we protect the interests of the consumer and other end users.”

“In the Verification of Lubricant Specifications (UK) Ltd, we have set our course for stronger industry self-regulation by working positively towards more open and transparent competition that benefits all lubricant organisations. By working with the sector to resolve non compliant products in an independent and impartial manner, we can support companies to compete on a more equitable basis in a highly competitive marketplace.”

October 2019

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