UNIVERSAL LUBRICANTS ECO ULTRA SYNTHETIC BLEND ENGINE OILS
WICHITA, Kansas, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — One of the oldest lubricant manufacturing and distribution companies in the country, Universal Lubricants is also proving to be one of the most innovative. Today, the Company announced the launch of its full line of ECO ULTRA Synthetic Blend Engine Oils– made from used motor oil and re-refined into performance driven, eco-friendly products – that meets the needs of fleet operators, everywhere. Made at Universal Lubricants’ Wichita-based, state-of-the-art re-refinery, all ECO ULTRA® oils are American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed and both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) approved.
“We’ve been piloting our ECO ULTRA® line for nearly two years now, building a portfolio of clients that rely on re-refined engine oils to meet their maintenance demands and financial goals, while also taking pride in being at the forefront of renewable technology,” said John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants. “Choosing re-refined oil for lubrication needs is indisputably the most sustainable car and truck care practice available. Whatever the application – be it in stop-and-go taxi fleets or in Class 8 tractor trailers– ECO ULTRA® ensures engines are operating optimally and drivers are cruising with clean consciences. And so, we are excited to begin a new initiative that aims to educate — and convert – fleet operators to the benefits of re-refined engine oils, such as ours.”
Each year, the U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used engine oils, only 10 percent of which is re-refined. The rest is either improperly disposed of (damaging the environment) or burned as