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Total Lubricants announces Kubota UK partnership


12/10/2018

Total Lubricants (UK) has announced a new partnership with Kubota UK, a market leader in the manufacture of industrial engines and machines for agricultural, groundcare and construction equipment. Under the long-term agreement, Total has developed a range of approved lubricant and grease products to meet the specifications of Kubota-branded equipment. Total will also provide ongoing technical, sales and marketing support to Kubota across its nationwide network of UK and ROI dealers.

Lorraine Adams, off-road key account manager at Total Lubricants, said: “We are pleased to formally announce this exciting partnership with Kubota, which is the result of extensive research and testing, and is a testament to our off-road sector expertise. End user productivity is a high priority for Kubota and we are confident we have created a specialist suite of products that will deliver the very best protection, durability and performance for its machinery.”

Kubota selected Total due to its UK manufacturing capability and ability to develop its own cutting-edge products, as well as the technical and field-based support it provides.

Michael Ardolino, business development manager – parts, at Kubota UK, said: “Kubota provides high performance and innovative machinery solutions that are renowned across various sectors for their ability to carry out demanding tasks, even in the toughest conditions. With a strong reputation for reliability, it was vital that Kubota found a partner whose products could deliver the very best protection, while ensuring optimal performance across the whole Kubota product range. In Total, we have found that partner, and look forward to a long-term mutually beneficial relationship.”

Total has been present in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years, manufacturing from its own plant in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire. It is fully-integrated in all sectors of the energy business from exploration, production, refining, trading, and marketing to end users and customers. Total’s UK plant features an on-site laboratory which uses the latest equipment available to test 100 per cent of products manufactured for complete traceability and peace of mind. The site also has an exemplary safety record, with no lost time accidents in over nine years; underlining the best-in-class production methods undertaken on the site.

Every product Total manufactures has a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) along with a Technical Data Sheet (TDS). Total UK holds numerous ISO standards including ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949.