Chevron celebrated the 80th year of Delo, a global brand marketed by Caltex in the Asia Pacific region.

In this regard, Chevron Philippines Marketing Manager for Lubricants Michelle Sayat said they are proud of Delo's success in providing supreme protection to diesel engines.

“We are truly proud of Delo for successfully and continuously providing supreme protection to diesel engines for 80 years now. Like what we always say, we want smooth and worry-free drive and operation for our clients that’s why we constantly find ways to improve our products in order to deliver that promise,” said Sayat.

According to the company, Delo (Diesel Engine Lubricating Oil) has been established since 1935. In the 1950s, the Delo introduced the RPM Supercharged-3 oil, which was a multi-grade engine oil. Chevron said that RPM Supercharged-3 oil was one of the first two oils approved for the Caterpillar Series 3.

In 1971, Chevron Delo 400 was introduced and became the first product in the industry to meet the diesel and gasoline service applications. In 1984, Chevron introduced the first all-hydro processed base oils, which set the standard for performance in the base oil industry. Later in the decade, Chevron was able to extend a big diesel engine (CAT 3406B) life to 1.6 million kilometers without overhaul.

Chevron introduced Delo with 'ISOSYNTM' technology based on their 'ISODEWAXING' process, resulting in mineral base oils with synthetic-like capabilities in 1993. Three years after, Delo demonstrated its reliability in the Detroit Series 60, Cummins NTC400/N-14 and Caterpillar 3406B engines. Subsequently, Delo managed to meet the oil performance requirements of PC-7 (which later became API CH-4) without having the need to reformulate. Delo 400 Multigrade SAE 15W-40 became the first heavy duty diesel engine oil to meet the API CH-4, Cummins CES 20076 and Mack EO-M Plus extended drain specifications in 1998.

Today, Chevron's Delo product line-up includes lubricants, coolants and greases. The company adds that Delo products are found in all major industries including commercial transportation, construction, mining, agriculture and power generation.