March 20, 2006 : In keeping with the developments in the automotive industry, Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited hosted their customers from the Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) segment at a seminar to align them with the evolution and changes in the industry.
The seminar revolved around this year’s theme – “You’re reaching out for new horizons, we can help you reach them”, where the focus of the evening was based on the ability to add value to one’s business by working together.
The seminar commenced for the evening with the traditional safety minute by Assistant Manager for OEM Sales Mr Ujith Hewage. His focus was on road safety which was directly in relation to the evenings programme. He stressed on the importance of being vigilant and observant at all times.
The guest presented for the occasion was Mr. David Purser, Technology Manager for Automotive Specialty Products from Chevron Global Lubricants – Asia Pacific. He focused on the developments in the industry and how Chevron has aligned itself to meet these challenges. His presentation was based on the ILSAC, API and ACEA performance trends in automotive engine oils which subsequently extended to the areas on manual & automatic transmission fluids. At the seminar, the Manager Technical for Caltex Lubricants Lanka Limited – Mr. Hilary Fernando spoke on the technical support that Caltex is able to offer their customers.
As the seminar came to a close, the Manager for Commercial & Industrial Sales, Mr Thusitha de Silva thanked the delegates for their support over the years. He stressed on the importance of partnerships and went on to state that the company is proud to have the right people and right brands driving the business.
When speaking to some of the participants from the programme, Mr. Leister Carron from the David Peiris Motors Company stated that he greatly appreciates the efforts by Caltex to keep their customers up-to-date with developments in the industry. He said, “Such seminars help us to enhance our knowledge and deepen our understanding of changes affecting global OEM’s.” Mr. Sadath Nissar from Senok Automobiles (agents for Audi) echoed Mr. Carron’s sentiments when he applauded Caltex for the unstinted efforts in making such programmes a reality. Among the others present at this occasion were also representatives from organizations such as DIMO, Hyundai Lanka, Toyota, Swedish Trading agents for Volvo, Stafford Motors agents for Honda, AMW agents for Nissan and Car Mart agents for Peugeot and Mazda.