Total continues to significantly invest its resources into research and development of their lubricant products designed for the mining, earthmoving and civil construction sectors.
As one of the leading energy majors, Total has spent over US$1 billion ($1.48 billion) on research and development (R&D) in 2018 and employs over 4000 researchers globally. The company is committed to providing better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible.
In Australia, Total provides a strong offer of premium quality lubricants that meet (and or exceed) the specifications of the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to the mining sector.
The company has successfully maintained a local presence through an extensive distributor network that dates back to 1955 and today this distributor network is still an integral part of Total Oil Australia’s growth.
“Total Oil Australia has been building its mining offering for the region investing in growing the technical expertise required within the mining sector,” national mining manager of Total Oil Australia Andrew Druwitt tells Australian Mining.
“In the past 12 months alone, we’ve delivered over 10 million litres of lubricants into the Australian mining market. Since our company’s inception in 2011, we’ve managed to become a major lubricants supplier into the mining industry.”
Total Oil Australia benefits from Total’s state-of-the-art research facilities, where its lubricant products are developed in close cooperation with many major global equipment manufacturers and has risen to become a world-leader in the development of fuel economy lubricants, underlining the global group’s commitment to carbon emissions reduction.
Total’s rapid ascent in Australia lies in finding and promoting the company’s point of difference: its people. The company places a high emphasis on building a strong skillset around both products and technical expertise and its ability to work with clients on continuous improvement programs that drive down costs, lower energy consumption whilst at the same time reducing environmental and carbon footprints.
With the rapid onset of changes in OEM heavy earthmoving equipment manufacturing specifications, Total’s continual investment into global research and innovationprovides significant value to the market by remaining abreast of technological advancements.
“Innovative solutions are one of Total’s biggest commitments, and our Total Rubia Works range is specifically designed for the mining and heavy earthmoving markets,” Druwitt says.
“The Total Rubia Works 4000 15W-40 product meets the latest API CK-4 and ACEA E9/E7 performance classifications and is included in the JASO Diesel engine oil list for DH-2. Not only does Rubia Works 4000 15W-40 passes the stringent Komatsu Hot Tube Test, it is also one of the few products that performs very well in the more severe 290° Celsius version of this high-temperature oxidation and deposit test.
“This is an example of the commitment from Total to producing quality products particularly within the mining, earthmoving and construction sectors.”
Total is determined to provide the best mining offer of products and services designed to assisting customers reduce total cost of ownership.
The company supports this ambition by providing services that complement its lubricant products, through reliable technical support, engineering and facilities and strong key account management.
“We have invested heavily into the Australian market through the construction of bulk lubricant facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia thus contributing to security of supply to our clients,” Druwitt says.
“Total is aggressively growing its products and services across all of the Australian states and territories, and mining forms an integral part of this growth strategy.”
Total Oil Australia, after all, stands on the support of a family of 100,000 employees in more than 130 countries, and have been innovating for nearly 100 years to meet customers’ needs and expectations throughout the world.