150 years ago Valvoline introduced its lubricant when Dr. John Ellis developed a petroleum-based product for steam engines. Ever since, the company he started has worked to repeatedly innovate and bring only the highest quality motors, lubricants and cleaners to market. It's because of this legacy and dedication to innovation that millions of people trust Valvoline products in their vehicles, engines and equipment, from the Model T to today's newest models.
150 Years of Innovation for Performance Today
For 150 years Valvoline has been on the leading edge of lubricants technology. From creating X-18 engine oil in 1939, to high performance racing oil in 1965 to MaxLife high kilometer oil in 2000, Valvoline has innovated to provide owners with quality products that maximize engine care.
Today, Valvoline operates a global network of research and development labs, distribution and customer services in 140 countries. Beyond industry-leading products, Valvoline offers increasing global brand strength and innovative tools that make Valvoline a valuable partner with installers, dealers, retailers, equipment manufacturers and business operators.
Valvoline is proud to have been the only engine oil company that could perform all five required tests for API and ILSAC petrol categories in our house engine test lab. These advance engine test technologies allow Valvoline more freedom and flexibility to innovate for our customers. Valvoline is always moving, continuing our longstanding tradition of value-adding innovations for users and partners.