Total’s engine oil technology: approved by truck manufacturers

Total’s engine oil technology: approved by truck manufacturers

With premium products and tailor-made solutions to increase your operational efficiency, TOTAL increases uptime and lowers maintenance costs, thanks to its TOTAL RUBIA premium engine oil range, tested in real-life conditions during fleet tests that are approved by heavy vehicle manufacturers. These product approvals mean that TOTAL RUBIA products are 100% compatible with the engine technology of various truck manufacturers.

TOTAL develops tailor-made lubricants in its state-of-the-art research and development centre in France, and the products are developed in close collaboration with heavy vehicle manufacturers in order to match their sophisticated and demanding technical requirements.

TOTAL RUBIA OPTIMA with Inno-Boost technology

TOTAL RUBIA OPTIMA products offer excellent engine and after-treatment systems protection, with extended drain intervals, for the latest, cleaner engines.
The benefits of using TOTAL RUBIA OPTIMA with Inno-Boost technology include:
• Increased uptime and lower maintenance costs
• Exceeded API CK-4 and FA-4 specifications
• Longer engine oil life
• Excellent equipment longevity

TOTAL RUBIA OPTIMA products, formulated with Inno-Boost technology, incorporate the right combination of strong anti-oxidant molecules. These active molecules inhibit the formation of radicals and keep hydrocarbon chains intact. As a result, the engine oil viscosity remains stable, and the engine oil retains its properties for a longer time.

Up to 76% improvement against oil viscosity increase compared to API CK-4 Industry Limits.*
*Volvo T13 Test (KV 40 Viscosity Increase 300-360h)


TOTAL RUBIA TIR with Pro-Efficient Technology

Protection approved by professionals for maximum efficiency, TOTAL RUBIA TIR products are approved by heavy vehicle manufacturers for the majority of the existing truck park, with wide coverage from the most demanding Euro 6 engines to conventional EURO 3 engines. The Pro-Efficient technology, developed by TOTAL’s research and development teams, protects and improves the efficiency of professional engines by ensuring reduced mechanical wear and extended oil drain intervals. This results in longer engine life, reduced breakdowns and lower maintenance costs, all of which will lead to increased efficiency and profitability for your business.

Benefits of using TOTAL RUBIA with Pro-Efficient technology include:
• Increased uptime and lower maintenance costs
• Outstanding protection against mechanical wear
• Longer engine life
• Lower oil consumption

TOTAL RUBIA TIR products with Pro-Efficient technology form a strong protective layer on the metal surfaces, which prevents direct contact between moving engine parts, thus minimising mechanical wear. Pro-Efficient technology, with its right combination of extra-resistant anti-wear molecules and viscosity modifiers, helps to keep the oil film intact, even under extreme conditions, resulting in improved engine longevity.
Up to 81% less mechanical wear compared to ACEA E4 Industry Limits.*
*OM 646LA Test (Cam Wear Outlet)

TOTAL RUBIA Fuel Economy

TOTAL RUBIA Fuel Economy (FE) products are specially formulated to maximize fuel economy properties without compromising engine protection.
Why should you choose TOTAL RUBIA TIR FE Engine Oil? TOTAL has:
• Over 20 years of FE experience
• Developed this range in close cooperation with key OEMs
• Offers FE lubricant solutions for every application
• Has tested the products on actual fleets operating in real-world conditions, and these tests are certified for fuel savings

More information on the TOTAL RUBIA range can be found in the company’s online product catalogue.

Total: committed to safe, affordable, clean energy

TOTAL South Africa was established in 1954 and is 50,1% owned by multinational Paris-based company, TOTAL Group.

The business
TOTAL South Africa’s business focus encompasses the manufacturing, sales and marketing of a range of petroleum products for the retail, commercial, agricultural and industrial markets. With a portfolio of 547 service stations located throughout South Africa, it is a key player in the country’s petrochemical market, with products ranging from jet fuel and liquid petroleum gas to lubricants, grease and kerosene. The company enjoys a 36,6% share in the Natref Refinery and has wholly owned subsidiaries in Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.

Its commitments
TOTAL South Africa is committed to developing South Africa and was one of the first oil companies to introduce service stations in previously disadvantaged areas. Considered to be a pioneer within the local employment industry, TOTAL South Africa is recognised for its substantial number of firsts when it comes to progressive transformation. Notably, it was the first multinational oil company in South Africa to appoint a female executive. During the sixties, it was also the first oil company to introduce its brand into what was then known as predominantly black townships, also taking the initiative to appoint black service station owners.

Its people
Today, the company continues to make great progress in the transformation arena as part of its effort to contribute towards an adaptive economy characterised by growth, employment and equity. In pursuit of this goal, TOTAL South Africa became the first oil company to achieve the fully unencumbered 25% shares for its BEE shareholders, TOSACO, in 2010. Consequently, the company is now owned 49,9% by South African shareholders and 50,1% by the TOTAL Group in France. It also became the first multinational company in the country to achieve its Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor status.

Recently recognised as one of the country’s top employers, TOTAL South Africa is known for its outstanding working conditions and the exceptional manner in which it cares for its staff members. The company views employment contracts as a two-way partnership and as such looks for meaningful ways in which to celebrate its people and the work which they put into making TOTAL South Africa a success.

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