AMSOIL becomes APQP4Wind-certified lubricant supplier

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AMSOIL INC. is the world’s first and only lubricant supplier to earn APQP4Wind certification. APQP4Wind is a non-profit organization founded by the world’s leading wind-turbine manufacturers and suppliers. Its mission is to standardize and simplify processes that ensure product quality across the wind industry. The organization strengthens and facilitates relationships between manufacturers and suppliers to increase efficiency.

“We’ve worked hard to reach this milestone,” said Dave Meyer, vice president of AMSOIL Wind and Industrial Business. “Being the world’s first lubricant supplier to become an APQP4Wind member demonstrates the quality of our products for wind assets. It offers additional assurance to our wind customers that they’re getting the best possible lubricants for their equipment.”

When AMSOIL INC. entered the wind industry in 2005, wind-asset managers were struggling to find a wind-turbine gearbox lubricant capable of delivering superior protection without requiring frequent and expensive oil changes. Many asset managers could expect a high percentage of their gearboxes to fail within the first 10 years of a 20-year design life, driving up operating costs.

AMSOIL developed an innovative synthetic gearbox lubricant that delivers superior protection and significantly longer service life in the demanding conditions in which turbines operate. It has a proven record of more than 10 years of continuous run time with no additive top offs, which helps turbine gearboxes last as designed, or longer, reducing maintenance and costs. AMSOIL also formulates hydraulic oil, grease, and other products for the wind industry.

Today, AMSOIL is the industry’s preeminent lubricant supplier, with nearly half the wind turbines in the U.S. using AMSOIL products and global shares rising steadily in China, India, Brazil, and Europe. AMSOIL also has more original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approvals than most other lubricant manufacturers, and many operators now specifically require use of AMSOIL synthetic lubricants in their wind assets. Earning APQP4Wind membership is the company’s latest achievement as it continues to support and strengthen renewable energy.

“Our APQP4Wind membership will only help improve our standing in the industry,” Meyer said. “We look forward to working with the organization and its other members as we continue to improve our products and processes for this market.”

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