LiuGong establishes global ties with Valvoline


Chinese OEM Guangxi LiuGong Machinery has announced it is partnering with Valvoline for markets outside of China.

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a strategic global alliance, the lubricant provider will now become the preferred provider for the off-highway vehicle manufacturer.

Zeng Guang’an, chairman of Guangxi Liugong Group and Guangxi Liugong Machinery, and Kevin Thieneman, LiuGong vice president of strategy and aftermarket, were present at the signing ceremony held in Houston, Texas. “Today’s announcement with industry leader Valvoline is another step in our mission to provide complete solutions to our customers,” said Zeng. “And Valvoline is the perfect partner to help us realize this long-term ambition.”

Thieneman added, “Construction equipment customers consistently tell us that they want the lowest total cost of ownership. LiuGong already offers a very competitive machine acquisition cost. The Valvoline partnership enhances the ability of LiuGong and our dealers to keep machines running as well as extend the useful life.”

Craig Moughler, Valvoline senior vice president of product supply and OEM, said, “We’ve established a strong relationship with LiuGong in many markets.  We are looking forward to expanding this relationship and delivering solutions to LiuGong and their customers as they further expand their business globally.”

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