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Changes to Ixom portfolios – Shell Lubricants

We would like to announce some changes to the distribution of Shell Lubricants in the New Zealand market.

With effect 1 April 2017, Ixom will be transferring the distribution responsibilities for its Shell Lubricants portfolio to Tyreline Distributors Limited.

Tyreline, a locally owned and operated business, have been involved in the distribution of tyres and associated products in New Zealand since 1986, and have established themselves as a leading distributor in the New Zealand market. They have a long standing relationship with Michelin dating back to 1993 and have been the Michelin distributor since 2007.

This change in distribution allows both Ixom and Tyreline to focus on their respective strengths – Ixom in the chemical industry and Tyreline with their ability to offer service and technical assistance across all industry sectors.

Like Ixom, Tyreline are committed to maintaining a high level of customer service, quality and supply – and a seamless transition is important to all of us.

Tyreline will be distributing a welcome pack over the next week to introduce Tyreline and outline how the transition will work. It will also include details on opening an account with them so there are no disruptions to you accessing Shell Lubricants.

Until the 31st of March 2017, orders will be processed and distributed through Ixom as they are today. Please contact 0800 673 375 to place your order. From the 1st of April 2017, all orders will be processed by Tyreline.

Pureplus Technology

Shell PurePlus Technology

Today’s vehicles need a motor oil that keeps pace with their changing demands and does more to improve performance and engine life. This is why Shell came up with an entirely new way, starting with natural gas, to produce base oils; the main component of motor oils.

Shell PurePlus Technology

Shell PurePlus Technology is a revolutionary process that converts natural gas into crystal-clear base oil with virtually none of the impurities found in crude oil. Base oil makes up approximately 75-90% of a motor oil and so this is a significant step-change in the composition.

Shell PurePlus Technology produces base oil that provides enhanced viscosity, friction and volatility performance compared to more prominently used traditional base oils. This means it helps extend engine life, reduce maintenance costs, reduce oil consumption, enhance fuel economy and enable better engine cleanliness.

Innovation plus proven technology

Shell adds proprietary Active Cleansing Technology to the Shell PurePlus Technology base oil to create Shell Helix Ultra and Shell Advance – our most advanced motor and motorcycle oils ever. This unique combination enables Shell Helix Ultra and Shell Advance to provide even higher levels of cleansing and protection.

Why has Shell developed this technology?

Global engine technology has made huge advances in recent years and car manufacturers demand higher performance levels from motor oils. This has created a general market move towards synthetic premium oils (lower-viscosity oils of consistently high quality). Only these oils allow drivers to get the most from today’s high-performance engines.

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