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Mark Lane

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Duke of Kent visits Yorkshire oil developer

Specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils welcomed HRH The Duke of Kent to its headquarters in Brighouse, Yorkshire today, where he unveiled a plaque commemorating the company’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The Duke was given an insight into the importance of oil and a full tour of the company’s facilities, which include a new £500,000 R&D centre.

Millers Oils, which has been based in Brighouse since it was founded in 1887, has been recognised for its nanodrive engine oils.

These were initially developed by the company for transmission lubricants to reduce frictional losses in the drivetrain by up to 25%, while increasing load capacity by up to 80%.

This breakthrough was recognised by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), which presented Millers Oils with the Business Excellence Award for Technology and Innovation.

The technology has now been further developed to provide a range of ground-breaking engine lubricants and is being evolved for future application in commercial vehicles.

Nevil Hall, Millers Oil’s joint managing director, said: “Receiving royal recognition for our innovative work in oil development is a great honour for Millers Oils.

“We feel very privileged to be able to demonstrate to HRH The Duke of Kent, the expertise which supports the company’s on-going development and how this leads to the production of market-leading products such as our Nanodrive range.

“Winning awards like this helps us to put oil back on the map, and increase awareness of how important it is for oil development to keep pace with advances in modern drivetrain technology.

“We want to get people thinking about oils and what is the most suitable and efficient product for their car.”

On one of his first visits to an oil company, HRH The Duke of Kent said that it was a great measure of any company’s success to win a Queen’s Award.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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