UMW Grantt International Sdn Bhd. (UMWG), a wholly owned subsidiary in the UMW Group, recently launched a range of newly-enhanced GRANTT Passenger Car Motor Oil (PCMO) for petrol engines at UMW Corporation Sdn. Bhd. in Shah Alam.
GRANTT lubricants are fully developed by UMWG in Malaysia, drawing upon 80 years of UMW experience in the business.
The launch highlighted the achievement of the PCMO lubricant — dubbed the Stellar range — in meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s API-SN requirements as well as the European Automobile Manufacturers Association ACEA A3/B4 standard.
UMWG also produces motor oil for motorcycles and diesel engines, called the Quadra and Quasar lines respectively.
When questioned about whether GRANTT Stellar would be replacing company branded motor oil sold at Toyota and Perodua dealerships, Megat explained that UMW is under license to blend engine oil for both Toyota and Perodua based on formulations provided by these manufacturers.
He adds that as such there is no need for GRANTT to be Original Equipment suppliers for engine lubricants.
The focus instead is on the aftermarket, to that end 9 pioneer distributors from Peninsula Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak were awarded with letters of appointment at the launch event.
UMW plans to expand reach of GRANTT lubricants initially in developing markets within the ASEAN region including Myanmar and Cambodia before entering other markets in Asia Pacific.
Recommended retail pricing (Peninsula Malaysia) for GRANTT Stellar line of Passenger Car Motor Oil starts at RM58.00, RM95.00, and RM172.00 for mineral, semi-synthetic, and fully synthetic ranges respectively.