KUALA LUMPUR: Bermaz Auto Bhd has secured the supply of Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil for its Bermaz Motor dealerships after its unit, Bermaz Motor, inked an agreement with Petronas Dagangan Bhd's lubricant arm, Petronas Lubricants Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (PLMM).
Bermaz Motor executive chairman Datuk Seri Ben Yeoh said the full-synthetic engine oil will replace the company's current use of semi-synthetic engine oil at all Bermaz Motor dealerships. Bermaz Motor is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and spare parts in Malaysia.
"Beginning next month, the use of full-synthetic engine oil will retrospectively apply to all vehicles under the Free Service Maintenance [programme] without additional cost to our customers," he said in a statement today.
"Taking care of owners and their vehicles is centric to the emotional journey. We will continuously pursue our brand promise, and the ownership experience will remain our core competitive advantage. We want to make a difference," he added.
PLMM chief executive officer Hardeep Kirpal Singh said the Petronas Syntium full-synthetic engine oil was formulated with the Cooltech technology, which prevents excessive engine heat for better engine performance.
"Bermaz Motor is a brand trusted for delivering the best customer experience, a commitment that resonates with Petronas as well, and we are excited in bringing greater experiences to our customers through this partnership," he said.
Going forward, Bermaz Motor said the partnership allows it to explore activities in areas of nation building especially in Malaysia's Skills Development through the transfer of knowledge and skills development via technical vocational training and education.
The company is currently working closely with Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (Porim) for palm biodiesel testing along with Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association and Malaysia Automotive, Robotics & IoT Institute, with support from the Road Transport Department and the Environment Department.
"Bermaz Motor currently operates six training centres across the country and has provided two units of Mazda CX-5 to Porim in a field study," it said.