Shell are very pleased to announce that PANOLIN’s Biodegradable lubricants will now form part of Shell’s high-quality lubricant range. For application across hydraulics, gears, universal tractor transmission oils, biodegradable engine oils (HDEO), turbine oils, chainsaw oils and greases for machine lubrication, including leading OEM-approved products. Biodegradable lubricants help to contribute to a more sustainable future, offering greater protection for wildlife and ecosystems in the event that they come into contact with the environment, in comparison to conventional lubricants. This enables our customers to reduce the risks of operating in sensitive environments.

Going forward Shell will be responsible for manufacturing, distributing and marketing the PANOLIN portfolio of Biodegradable lubricants products alongside our established Shell Naturelle range. This partnership will play a significant role in Shell’s concerted effort to strengthen our presence in the mining, construction, agriculture, renewable power, hydropower and offshore wind sectors. We expect to fully integrate PANOLIN into our global lubricants business within two years after completion as part of Shell’s Powering Progress strategy to accelerate the transition to a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.

Machteld de Haan, Global Executive Vice President of Shell Lubricants, said: “We are entering into this strategic acquisition to grow our presence in the global industrial lubricants market, through differentiated, value-added propositions for our customers. Once completed, the acquisition will enable us to complement our existing range of sustainable products in response to increasing customer demand.”

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