WORLD’S FIRST ENGINE COOLANT, GLYSANTIN®, ENTERS NIGERIAN MARKET WITH THE PREMIUM G48 BRAND
- BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions has introduced its premium engine coolant, GLYSANTIN® G48, into the Nigerian automotive industry.
- Subsequently, the BASF team in West Africa to partner with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) to train over 300 Nigerian auto-mechanics.
Lagos, Nigeria, 26 February 2023 – BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions has introduced its premium engine coolant, GLYSANTIN® G48, into the Nigerian automotive industry to provide local customers with three-fold protection for their cars’ and generators’ cooling systems against corrosion, overheating, and cavitation.
Meeting the world’s developing need for an anti-freeze engine coolant at a time when none was existing, BASF invented and patented GLYSANTIN® in 1929, and has since introduced more cutting-edge cooling solutions that have continued to address the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s engine technologies.
Speaking at the launch in Lagos, Nigeria, BASF Technical Account Manager for Fuel and Lubricant Solutions in East & West Africa, Joseph Ndungu, said that, in a demonstration of trust, GLYSANTIN® has undergone different approval processes to become the coolant with the most OEM approvals in the world – this is despite the long time and costs that are involved in securing an OEM approval.
Sequel to the launch, the BASF team in West Africa, in partnership with the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria), will also be training over 300 Nigerian auto-mechanics leveraging the German dual vocational training model.
Representing the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) at the launch, Katharina Felgenhauer, praised the BASF team for often pioneering sustainable solutions in the Nigerian market and for the planned effort to improve human capacity in the Nigerian automotive industry.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111.000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.
About BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions Division
The global business unit Fuel and Lubricant Solutions is a leading supplier of components and formulations to the transportation and mineral oil industries worldwide.
We offer a broad range of components for fuel and lubricant solutions, including polyisobutenes, synthetic base stocks, lubricant oil additives, and components for metalworking fluids.
Our formulations offering comprises fuel performance packages, refinery additives, coolants (Glysantin® brand), brake fluids as well as finished lubricants.