Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd (PSSB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Perodua, and Petronas Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PLMM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas Dagangan Bhd has sealed a supply deal worth RM 355 million that will see PLMM supply Perodua with 17 million litres of engine oil for five years. This supply deal represents a 21% increase over the previous contract, in line with Perodua’s increasing demands due to higher sales; Perodua have been in partnership with Petronas since 2003.
“Our partnership with Petronas has been very fruitful as they offer one of the best engine lubricants both domestically and globally,” said Dr Zahari Husin, Managing Director of PSSB.
PLMM Chief Executive Officer, Zubair Abdul Razak, added, “The partnership that we have renewed today with Perodua, a leading national automobile manufacturer in Malaysia has certainly strengthened the consumer segment of Petronas’ lubricants business, which will be a core part of our growth strategy moving forward.”
At the signing ceremony, a higher grade of engine oil was also launched. This semi-synthetic oil exceeds the API SM standard and is targeted at Perodua owners who service their vehicles at independent workshops or on their own.
The new oil has been designed by Petronas based on Perodua and Daihatsu requirements. It is designed to offer full engine protection with improved oxidation resistance, higher protection against carbon deposits, increased performance over the oil service life and better wear protection. The recommended oil drain interval is 10,000 km or 6 months, whichever comes first.
If you are servicing your Perodua vehicle at an independent workshop, you can ask your workshop to use this new Perodua engine oil come September (price will be announced then). This same oil will also be available in authorized Perodua service centers but will come in a different packaging and priced slightly lower.