Date: November 2017

Location: London, UK

  • Castrol and Volvo Car Group to extend 16 year global partnership
  • Agreement includes lubricants for all new Volvo cars and Volvo dealerships across the world
  • Castrol’s scientists and Volvo’s engineers collaborating to improve fuel efficiency

Castrol and the Volvo Car Group have today announced they have renewed their global partnership. The agreement which covers engine oils, gear oils and greases in all new vehicles in Volvo’s global manufacturing facilities will also see the supply of lubricants to Volvo dealers across the globe.


The partnership will see the two companies work together on improving fuel efficiency, enabling engines to manage variations in fuel quality in different parts of the world and the implications of future mobility trends. Castrol’s scientists and Volvo’s engineers worked closely on the development of Volvo’s latest Drive–E engines to create bespoke engine oils, which contribute to the fuel efficiency gains Volvo are seeing in their latest lineup of hybrid, gasoline and diesel powertrains.

Danny Carlisle, Vice President Strategic Co-operation, Global Accounts for Castrol, said:  “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Volvo Car Group which is now in its 16th year.  We share many common objectives and this agreement will allow us to jointly deliver technological innovation and real benefits to Volvo dealers and customers.”


Commenting on the agreement, Martin Persson, Vice President, Volvo Car Global Customer Service, said:  ‘’It is of immense importance for us to be able to ensure that Volvo drivers all over the world are offered the right oil, so their engines can be fully protected and perform at their best.   We are very satisfied with the dedication, innovative spirit, engineering excellence and comprehensive support of the Castrol team, and I look forward to our continued collaboration over the coming years.”


Volvo’s engineers pride themselves on the quality of their engine designs, including the engine oil. The partnership between Castrol and Volvo enables millions of Volvo drivers to get the best from their cars by having them serviced with the oils designed specifically for their engine