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July 9, 2014

Volume 17 Issue 52

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ExMo Opens European Products Technology Center

ExxonMobil opened its first lubricants products technology center in Europe, where it will collaborate with original equipment manufacturers and other European customers on testing, research and development.

Located at ExxonMobil’s ESSO Deutschland GmbH campus in Hamburg, Germany, the research facility, known as its European Products Technology Center, will parallel the U.S.-based fuel and lubes giant’s primary product technology facility in Paulsboro, N.J.

“The new center will work closely with ExxonMobil’s facility in Paulsboro, N.J., and with third-party test labs,” said Peter Passlack, manager of the new facility, in a recent press release. “We are also looking forward to taking advantage of the engineering talent at Europe’s top universities and hope to use the European Products Technology Center as a platform for training the next generation of technical experts and leaders.”

The new center’s Hamburg location will enable engineers to work more closely with automotive, aviation, marine and industrial equipment manufacturers to conduct field testing and proof of performance in Europe, Passlack said.

The new facility will help align ExxonMobil with Europe’s key OEMs and equipment builders, the company’s vice president of lubricants, Nigel Searle, said. “This new center will link European customers with ExxonMobil’s extensive global network of technical experts, enabling us to work more closely together on premium product applications.”