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  1. 1. Castrol From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.  It is written like an advertisement and needs to be rewritten from a neutral point of view. Tagged since October 2010.  Its lead section requires expansion. Tagged since April 2010. This article is written like an advertisement. Please help rewrite this article from aneutral point of view. For blatant advertising that would require a fundamental rewrite to become encyclopedic, use {{db-spam}} to mark for speedy deletion. (October 2010) Castrol logo Castrol is a brand of industrial and automotive lubricants which is applied to a large range of oils,greases and similar products for most lubrication applications. The Castrol brand is part of the BPs Group of Companies, but has retained its separate identity. Contents [hide]• 1 History• 2 Products• 3 Sponsorship o 3.1 Motorsport
  2. 2. o 3.2 Football o 3.3 Cricket o 3.4 Other sports• 4 Speed records• 5 Advertising• 6 References• 7 External links [edit]History In February 1899, Charles Cheers Wakefield resigned from the Vacuum Oil Company over a disagreement with the management regarding Vacuum Oils foray into the railway lubricants sector, and set himself up as competition. The firm he left behind would go on to become Mobil Oil. Wakefield rented three small rooms on the third floor of 27 Cannon Street in the heart of London, and it was there, on Thursday 9 March 1899, that the firm of C.C.Wakefield & Co opened its doors for the first time. In 1909, the company began production of a new automotive lubricant named "Castrol" (a contraction of castor oil, from which it was made). The company developed specific oil applications for various applications of the new internal combustion engine, including cars, motorcycles, and aircraft. The original 3 grades of oil being CW for cars, C for motorcycles and R for aircraft and racing engines, the castrol oil being responsible for the noticeable exhaust odor of early aircraft rotary engines. In 1966, Castrol was acquired by British oil company Burmah, which was renamed Burmah-Castrol. In 2000, Burmah-Castrol was acquired by the then BP Amoco plc (now renamed BP plc). Castrol branded lubricants continue to be sold around the world and are, in many countries, market leaders. [edit]Products
  3. 3. Castrol offers lubricants for virtually all domestic, commercial andindustrial applications. For automotive lubrication(includingmotorcycles 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines,car petrol and diesel engines), their products include an extensiverange of manual and automatic transmission fluids, chain lubricantsand waxes, coolants, suspension fluids, brake fluids, greases,cleaners and maintenance products. Castrol also produces productsfor agricultural machinery, plant, general industry and marineengineeringuses.Castrol products include: For passenger cars: Edge, Magnatec, Syntec and GTX; less commonly, XL, GTD, Formula RS, Synt and SLX For motorcycles: Power1, PowerRS and Act>evo; less commonly, TT, TTS, GP, GPS and Go! For heavy duty vehicles: Elixion, Enduron, Hypuron, Tection, CRB and Agri For ships: Cyltech and TLX Plus For industrial applications: Hyspin (hydraulic), Aircol (compressors) and Alpha (industrial gears)[edit]Sponsorship[edit]MotorsportThe most prevalent display of the Castrol brand is to be found insponsorship of varying motorsports (mainly as a "technical partner"),currently in the World Rally Championship, World TouringCars, MotoGP, World Superbikes and World Supersports. Castrolhave previously been formally involved in Formula 1 (most notably -with Williams), British Superbikes, British Rallying,DTM, V8Supercars, Dakar Rally, Drag racing, Sidecar racing - and more.Castrol also have sponsored the Castrol Driver RankingssinceJanuary 2010.The brand has been involved in Formula One for many years, mostvisibly as the title sponsor of Team Lotus for the 1993 season. Prior
  4. 4. to that, Castrol had provided lubricants to a number of other teams,including Jaguar, McLaren, Brabham and Walter Wolf Racing.[1]Following the temporary withdrawal of Elf from the sport at the end of1996, Castrol forged an alliance with the Williams F1 team as atechnical partner.[2] As of the end of the 2006 season, when therelationship ended, this partnership had yielded both Formula OneWorld Championship titles in 1997 and 17 wins.Castrol is one of the most popular oils used in the Australian TouringCar/V8 Supercar series. For many years, Castrol was the titlesponsor of the Perkins Engineering Holden team, the relationshipending in 2006. Latterly, Castrol has been one of Ford PerformanceRacings title sponsors, backing the Falcon of Steven Richards.Castrols 2010 program will see Paul Morris Motorsport run a CastrolRacing Commodore for Greg Murphy, alongside its existing FPR Fordentry. [3] Castrol is the title sponsor with Team Bray, owned byAustralian drag car legend, Victor Bray for 17 years.The Toyota World Rally Championship team was supported byCastrol until 2003. Since then, the works Ford team has beensupported by BP and by extension, Castrol lubricants.During the 1980s, the Jaguar entries for the Le Mans 24 hours racewere sponsored by Castrol, along with the tobacco brand Silk Cut.The company also supported the Sauber Mercedes sportcar team.The company sponsored the Brewco Motorsports #27 car inthe NASCAR Busch Series, driven by Casey Atwood from 1999 to2000.In North America, Castrol has been an active sponsor of NHRA dragracing. Castrol has sponsored John Force Racing under the GTXbrand since 1987. Currently, Castrol is a sponsor of both JohnForce and Ashley Force Hood. Castrol is the name sponsorofEdmonton, Albertas Castrol Raceway, a multi-track oval, drag, andmotocross racing facility.[4] In 2011 Castrol Edge became the officialmotor oil of NFL.[edit]Football
  5. 5.  Castrol sponsored Swindon Town Football Club from 1995 to 1997. In the first season of this two-year deal, Swindon wereDivision Two champions. Castrol also sponsored the UEFA Euro 2008 football tournament and will sponsor the UEFA Euro 2012 football tournament. Castrol sponsors the Castrol Performance Index, a player performance rating system. Castrol is an official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup 2010TM as well as the FIFA World Cup 2014TM.[edit]CricketThe Castrol Cricket Index for a team is a dynamic indicator of theoverall performance of the cricket team. It is calculated by taking intoconsideration the batting momentum, the bowling efficiency, theperformance of the teams in the quick start overs and the extremeperformance overs and many other factors. Castrol Cricket also rankscricketers based on their overall performance.[5]India centric initiativesbeing undertaken like Castrol World Cup ka Hero was created duringthe 2011 Cricket World Cup.[6] [7][edit]Other sports Castrol sponsored the 2009 Royal Rumble. Castrol has recently began to sponsor a popular Nintendo podcast called Lithcast.[edit]Speed recordsHistorically, Castrol has been a prolific sponsor of World Land SpeedRecords, with 21 "titles" to their credit, and their rightful claim ofthe "Worlds Fastest Oil", with their current unbroken record ofa supersonic speed of 763.035 mph (1,228 km/h) set by RAFfighterpilot Sqn Ldr (then) Andy Green, in the RichardNoble brainchild ThrustSSC. This occurred in the USA at the BlackRock Desert in Nevada, on 15 October 1997.[edit]Advertising
  6. 6. Castrol products are still marketed under the red, white and greencolour scheme that dates from the launch of Castrol motor oil in 1909.Advertisements for Castrol oil historically featured the slogan "Castrol- liquid engineering"; this was more recently refreshed andreintroduced as "Its more than just oil. Its liquid engineering." In2008, this slogan is also being featured as the name for a newrewards club called the "Castrol Liquid Engineering Crew" in whichmembers get the chance to win prizes.For many years, [8] the opening notes of thefirst Nachtmusik movement of Mahlers Seventh Symphony wereused as the signature theme of Castrol TV commercials.[edit]References 1. ^ "The history of Castrol in F1". 2005-01-27. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 2. ^ "Castrol signs with Williams". 1996-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 3. ^[dead link] 4. ^ "Castrol Raceway official website". 2011-01-27. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 5. ^ "Dont bring up fatigue issue: Anil Kumble". Midday. 2009-29-05. 6. ^ "Castrol plans to pump up sales with cricket connect". Business Line. 2011-11-02. 7. ^ "Brett Lee announces Ashok Kumar as the first Castrol World cup ka Hero". Punjab Newsline. 2011-14-02. 8. ^ "Castrol advertising". 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2010-12-22.[edit]External links Distributors of Castrol Oil in the UK Official Site - Castrol Motor Oil BP buys Burmah Castrol report on BBC News Castrol Edge Motor Oil
  7. 7.  Castrol Liquid Engineering Crew  The history of Castrol in F1 [show]v · d · eBP [show]v · d · eSelected Royal Warrant holders of the British Royal Family Categories: Multinational companies | Petroleum products | Motor oils | Oil and gas companies of the United Kingdom | Chemical companies of the United Kingdom | Automotive companies of the United Kingdom | Companies established in 1899 | BP subsidiaries | Burmah-Castrol | British Royal Warrant holders | Purveyors to the Court of Denmark • Log in / create account• Article• Discussion• Read• Edit• View history• Main page• Contents• Featured content• Current events• Random article• Donate to Wikipedia Interaction• Help• About Wikipedia• Community portal• Recent changes• Contact Wikipedia Toolbox Print/export Languages• Deutsch• Français
  8. 8. • Italiano• 日本語• Português• Suomi• Türkçe• 中文• This page was last modified on 1 March 2011 at 18:55.• Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.• Contact us• Privacy policy• About Wikipedia• Disclaimers • • Castrol India From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Castrol India Type Public(BSE: 500870NSE: CASTROL) Industry Oil and Gas Founded 1910
  9. 9. Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Key people Mr. Naveen Kshatriya (Chairman & MD) [1] Products Oil Petroleum Petrochemical Lubricant Revenue 2,354.30 crore (US$522.65 million)[2] Website Castrol India Castrol India (BSE: 500870NSE: CASTROL) is an automotive and industrial lubricant manufacturing company. Castrol India is the 2nd largest manufacturer of automotive and industrial lubricants in the Indian lubricant market and owns around 22% market share in the overall Indian lubricant market.[3] Its part ofCastrol Limited UK (part of BP Group). It has 5 manufacturing plants that are networked with 270 distributors, serving over 70,000 retail outlets.[4] Contents [hide]• 1 History• 2 Products• 3 Reference• 4 External links [edit]History In 1910, Castrol India started importing certain automotive lubricants from C C Wakefield & Company made an entry in the Indian market.
  10. 10. In 1979, CIL was incorporated under the name of Indrol Lubricantsand Specialities Pvt Ltd.[5] In was listed on BSE in 1982 and CIL wasconverted into a public limited company. CIL had formed a subsidiaryCompany in the year 1987 under the name of Indtech SpecialityChemicals, Ltd.On 1 November 1990, The name of the company was changed fromIndrol Lubricants & Specialities Ltd. to Castrol India Ltd. It helped tomanufacture of Telephone cable jellies, pharmaceuticals jellies andindustrial waxes in technical collaboration with Dussek Campbell,U.K.[edit]Products Industrial - Castrol metalworking fluids, cleaners, corrosion preventives and lubricants. Oils - Cylinder oils-crosshead, crancase oils-crosshead, truck piston engine oils, hydraulic oils,gear oils, compressor oils, turbine oils, refrigeration oils, emulsifiable oils, multi-grades, heat transfer oils, greases, and fishing[edit]Reference 1. ^ "Castrol India". 2006-03-31. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 2. ^ "BSE Plus". Retrieved 2010-12-22. 3. ^ "HDFC Securities". Retrieved 2010-12-22. 4. ^ "Castrol India - Castrol India". Retrieved 2010-12-22. 5. ^ "HDFC Securities". Retrieved 2010-12-22.[edit]External links Castrol India to double volumes this fiscalCategories: Companies listed on the Bombay StockExchange | Companies listed on the National Stock Exchange of
  11. 11. India |Companies based in Mumbai | Companies established in 1910 | Oil companies | Chemical companies of India • Log in / create account• Article• Discussion• Read• Edit• View history• Main page• Contents• Featured content• Current events• Random article• Donate to Wikipedia Interaction• Help• About Wikipedia• Community portal• Recent changes• Contact Wikipedia Toolbox Print/export• This page was last modified on 2 February 2011 at 12:20.• Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. See Terms of Use for details. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.• Contact us• Privacy policy• About Wikipedia• Disclaimers • •