Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd recently held its first post-pandemic gathering in Sibu, Sarawak to celebrate the trust and support given by its customers to its Shell Rimula product range. According to a report by the Kline consulting group, Shell Rimula is the number 1 heavy duty diesel engine oil (HDDEO) in Malaysia1.
Shell Lubricants General Manager – Malaysia & Singapore, Nyon Kam Yew expressed confidence that Shell Rimula would emerge stronger than ever despite the tough business environment. “We’ve had to implement various proactive measures to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, foreign exchange fluctuations amongst other challenges and we will continue to collaborate with our partners to overcome this challenging time together. We are thankful that our loyal customers continue to show their preference for Shell Rimula, especially here in Sarawak and Sabah. As a result, the brand was able to strengthen its overall market leadership position and achieve a higher sales growth compared to 2021!” he said to the over 370 distributors and customers who attended the 2022 Shell Rimula gala dinner.
As the leading global supplier of lubricants in the world for the past 15 consecutive years2, Shell has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of its customers, while putting emphasis on efficient cost management and environmental sustainability.
“The current Shell Rimula portfolio of HDDEOs in Malaysia such as the fully synthetic R6 LM and synthetic technology R5 LE are designed to offer longer oil drain intervals3 and better fuel economy4. The launch of the new Shell Rimula R4 Plus synthetic technology engine oil in August 2021 was well received by the market and helped double sales of Shell’s premium lubricants5,” commented Nyon.
Customers at the dinner also paid tribute to the brand for offering a wide range of quality lubricants with strong aftersales and technical support. Dato’ Sri Toh Keng Tiong, JP, Executive Director of Swee Quarry Sdn Bhd said that the brand’s products have fulfilled the needs of his business. Swee Quarry has been a Shell Rimula customer for over 20 years. “By using Shell Rimula, our fleet of heavy equipment and vehicles enjoy better engine performance and longer oil drain intervals and that has helped us lower our operating costs significantly,” he said.
Meanwhile, Landasan Kembar Sdn Bhd Operations Manager Chew Yee Chu said that Shell’s track record as one of the largest lubricant producers in the world and its 131-year history in Malaysia meant that consumers could use products such as Shell Rimula with total confidence. “We know for sure as we have not received any complaints from our mechanics or drivers since we started using Shell Rimula”.
For more information on Shell Rimula products in Malaysia, please visit www.shell.com.my/rimula.
1 Based on Kline Report 2020
2 Based on Kline & Company 2020, 18th Edition Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment
3 For Rimula R6 LM 10W-40, 87% longer oil drain interval compared to standard Agrimer ODI. For Rimula R5 LE 10W-40, proven to deliver 150,000 km oil drain intervals based on Daimler specification MB 228.5 or 228.51
4 Compared with conventional 15W-40 oils
5 Based on internal data YTD July 2022 vs 2021