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Case studies

What fleet operators think of our products and services and how this affects their business is critical to everything we do. So when we launched the Fuel Economy trials, we wanted to acquire robust hard data, but feedback from the fleets who participated was also a very important part of the trial.

Gist: fuel saving of 3.47% in trials of Ursa® Ultra X SAE 10W-30 engine oil

Gist is a leading supply chain company and part of The Linde Group. It serves over 3,000 customers, covering a wide range of commercial and industrial sectors. Their innovative supply chain solutions are created by understanding their customers’ requirements to design optimised, efficient and flexible logistics operations.

  • Intervention installed: Ursa Ultra X SAE 10W-30 (low viscosity engine oil)
  • Fleet tested: 7 vehicles (4 bench; 3 trial) – DAF CF 85 6x2 tractor units; 410bh with a gvw of 44 tonnes; approximately 3 years old; UK-based, doing repeatable set route deliveries
  • Trial details: 4 weeks (following initial 4 week benchmark period) – cumulative mileage in excess of 50,000 miles across the trial vehicles; trial managed by external independent testing specialists, BPP Transport Engineers
  • Tested against: E6 low SAPS 10W-40 engine oil

Result: fuel saving of 3.47%*

Poundland: fuel saving of 3.5% in trials of Techron® HD fuel system cleaner

Poundland Limited is the largest single price general merchandise retailer in Europe and with an annual fuel bill of around £7 million, every cost saving is important. Delivering amazing value to customers is what drives Poundland’s business and therefore focus on efficient operational logistics is vital for them to be a success... making them our ideal trial partner.

  • Intervention installed: Techron HD (fuel system cleaner – continual treat)
  • Fleet tested: 8 vehicles (4 bench, 4 trial) – Volvo FM7 4x2 rigid; 240bh with a gvw of 18 tonnes; approximately 3 years old; UK-based, doing a mixture of both mini trunk and store deliveries
  • Trial details: 18 weeks (following initial 4 week benchmark period) – cumulative mileage in excess of 200,000 miles across the 8 vehicles; trial managed by external independent testing specialists, BPP Transport Engineers

Result: fuel saving of 3.5%**

...and Poundland introduced Techron HD fuel system cleaner across its fleet

* This result takes into account best practice correction factors for weather conditions.
** This result takes in to account best practice correction factors for weather conditions. The impact is gradual until full clean up is achieved (6 week period). Ursa® Ultra LE SAE 10W-30 and Ursa Ultra XLE SAE 5W-30 were also evaluated with positive results, and the decision was taken to use the 10W-30 lubricant throughout the fleet as well.

Please note that these results were from one individual trial. All fleets are different and results will vary accordingly.

What our
customer says...

“The results were very encouraging in terms of the products we trialled... but more important was the fact that we knew we were assessing them using a solid and well thought out process that was independent of the OEM and which provided results that were both accurate and reliable.”

Mick Pethard 
Group Engineering Manager
Gist Limited

What our
customer says...

“The rigorously conducted trials of the Texaco® fuel system cleaner, overseen by independent and respected fleet engineers, has demonstrated that this product could save big money for us and many in our industry... and as a result of our working together in this trial we are switching our entire fleet to use Techron HD”

Andy Monk 
Supply Chain Director
Poundland Limited