VLS receives landmark 50th product complaint

Published:  20 September, 2017

The Verification of Lubricant Specifications (VLS)  has opened a landmark 50th case after receiving a new product complaint on 6 September 2017. The complaint concerns an automotive engine oil and is currently being investigated by the Technical Review Panel, in accordance with VLS procedures.

VLS is an independent organisation that provides  a way to check lubricant specifications.  Membership is open to any lubricants manufacturer, marketer or associated user or seller who operates within the UK lubricants marketplace.

David Wright, company secretary said: “This latest case is a significant step for VLS. It demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring the confidence of our end users in the lubricants sold in a sector that places quality at its very heart.”

VLS was launched in 2013. "At the time," remembered David, "sub-standard lubrication formulations provided by newly-established companies were being passed off as the latest specifications, or even failing to perform effectively at low temperatures.  In response, the vast majority of   reputable lubricant blenders and manufacturers came together to form VLS."  


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