Leading French lubricants company Motul and renowned gear set manufacturer Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes (PPG) have signed an agreement to embark on a worldwide technical partnership. This arrangement will see the two companies work closely together and combines their expertise and knowledge – particularly when carrying out research and development – to jointly enhance the performance and capabilities of their respective products.
With lubricants being the most crucial factor in the reliability and performance of transmissions, Motul – with its 160 years of experience in the field of lubrication – becomes the ideal technical partner for the development of PPG’s motorsports products. The association also works the other way, by allowing Motul to test and improve its products as PPG puts its gear sets through the most demanding of conditions.
The partnership will also provide opportunity for the two companies to develop their product ranges, especially in the case of high-power/high-torque applications. As a result, drivers of competition and high performance vehicles will be able to experience first-hand the benefits of this partnership – in terms of performance and reliability – when they use Motul products in transmissions fitted with PPG gear sets.
Prior to the formation of this partnership, Motul and PPG already share the same vision and philosophies, as each possesses a no-compromise attitude when it comes to manufacturing and innovation. This strong synergy promoted further discussions and subsequently, this worldwide, mutually beneficial partnership was established.
In fact, there was already common ground between both brands, as Motul has been the preferred lubricants supplier for the Nissan GT-R for many years, whilst PPG is now the recognised leader for the supply of high-performance upgrade kits for the same car.
“We have recommended Motul oil in our gearboxes ever since we first used it,” explained PPG Operations Director Mr. David Gammon. “Because of the way Motul products perform, they complement the durability and low-wear rate qualities of our gear sets. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for the two companies to work together.”
Likewise, Chief Technology Officer for Motul Asia Pacific Dr. Katsuya Arai sees this partnership as a significant step for both companies: “We are able to identify with the way in which PPG approaches their technical development, manufacturing and quality control operations. We look forward to working together with them and enjoying a mutually productive and successful relationship.”