Proton has announced that it will extend its partnership with Petronas, whereby the latter will develop and supply lubricant products and functional fluids to the national carmaker for a period of 10 years, effective January 1, 2019.

“Proton and Petronas have a long history of working together so it was only natural for us to extend our partnership. Proton has a lot of exciting new models in the pipeline and we are eager to explore technical solutions developed together with Petronas that will benefit our customers,” said Li Chunrong, CEO of Proton.

With the continued partnership between both companies, Petronas will supply a range of products for Proton’s factory fill and aftersales services, which includes the Petronas Syntium SE (which stands for “Serviced at Edar”) range of engine oils.

The range consists of three lubricants, the fully-synthetic Petronas Syntium 3000 SE 5W-30, the semi-synthetic Petronas Syntium 800 SE 10W-30 and the Petronas Syntium 500 SE 15W-40 mineral engine oil. These products are compatible with the 10,000 km service intervals of all new Proton vehicles.

“Petronas has been the official fluid solution provider to Proton since 1989. We are delighted to take the partnership further as this is a clear testimony of Proton’s trust and confidence in our products and services,” added Datuk Sri Syed Zainal Abidin, managing director and CEO of Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB).