Castrol Industrial has signed a purchase agreement with Siemens Wind Power to use the company’s flagship gear oil, Castrol Optigear Synthetic X 320. The award of the new contract has been the impetus for Castrol Industrial starting up the production of Castrol Optigear Synthetic X 320 at its U.S. manufacturing plant in Warminster, Pennsylvania, to help the company better serve Siemens operations in Hutchinson, Kansas, and supply locally-produced lubricants to other customers in the U.S. and surrounding markets.
“The deal is the latest in a long-standing working relationship with Siemens, a company that recognizes the importance of working with global partners to ensure consistency and quality in all markets served,” according to Sven Thiesen, key account manager wind energy, Castrol Industrial. “We are pleased to be working with such a forwardthinking, innovative and growing business and are incredibly proud to be supporting Siemens’ global expansion plans.”
Today, Castrol Industrial provides 100 percent fulfillment of all Siemens’ wind turbine gear box lubrication needs with its Castrol Optigear Synthetic X 320 product, and supply of complementary products, including hydraulic fluids and greases to the company’s wind energy business. Over the past five years Castrol Industrial has supplied Siemens Wind Power with gear box lubricants of consistent high quality and standardized packaging globally for first fill and ongoing maintenance applications. Siemens Wind Power is one of the world’s leading suppliers of wind power solutions for onshore, offshore and coastal sites.
While Castrol Industrial ships Optigear Synthetic X 320 from Europe to serve the Chinese market, the company continues to evaluate the option of manufacturing at its Taichang plant in China to meet the growing demand in this region, which represents significant future potential. Learn more at www.castrol.com.