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Gazprom Neft hydraulic fluids become the first Russian products to be approved by Bosch Rexroth

Gazpromneft Lubricants — operator of the Gazprom Neft lubricants business — has secured official endorsement from Bosch Rexroth for its premium-class hydraulic oils produced under the Gazprom Neft brand.

Gazprom Neft’s hydraulic oils — with extended change intervals and anti-wear properties — have successfully passed Bosch Rexroth’s new RDE 90235 testing requirements, securing a recommendation for use in modern hydraulic systems designed for intensive usage under variable temperatures (including extreme environments), as well as under excessive loads.

Hydraulic fluids are used in hydraulic-system pumps in various kinds of machinery used in the mining, forestry, oil production, transport, electricity generation, metallurgy, aerospace engineering, plastics and synthetic-resin industries.

Alexander Trukhan, CEO, Gazpromneft Lubricants, commented: “The procedure for securing endorsement from Bosch Rexroth is one of the most complex and lengthy, in comparison with other equipment manufacturers. Gazprom Neft’s hydraulic fluids were subjected to a year of laboratory and bench testing. The endorsement secured is the result of intensive work on the part of Gazpromneft Lubricant’s R&D department, and an unconditional endorsement of the quality of our products, which are now officially recommended for use in the most sophisticated and complex equipment”.

Notes for editors

Bosch Rexroth AG is an engineering firm based in Lohr am Main in Germany. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. The company manufactures products and systems associated with the control and motion of industrial and mobile equipment, provides support to businesses in the machine-building industry and producers of industrial equipment, delivering cutting-edge technologies and disseminating unique industry insights.

Gazpromneft Lubricants (Gazpromneft Lubricants LLC) is a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, specialising in the production and sale of oils, lubricants and service fluids. Established in 2007, Gazpromneft Lubricants Ltd has six production facilities throughout Russia, Italy and Serbia. Total production volumes stand at 500,000 tonnes of premium oils, lubricants and service fluids per year