Dr. John Ellis discovered the lubricating benefits of crude oil and founded the company that became Valvoline.
Model-T was mass-produced, Valvoline was the only motor oil that Ford recommended.
Saudi Aramco traces its beginnings to when a Concession Agreement was signed between Saudi Arabia and the Standard Oil Company of California (SOCAL). A subsidiary company, the California Arabian Standard Oil Company (CASOC), was created to manage the agreement.
Valvoline develops a single grade oil, called X-18, that eliminates the need for 18 other specific car lubricants.
Valvoline introduces its all-climate motor oil, so people don't have to switch oils for each season.
With America's obsession with the speed and power of muscle cars, Valvoline introduces an oil specifically designed for racing, now called VR1.
Valvoline introduces DuraBlend, our first synthetic blend motor oil to withstand increasingly hotter engine temperatures.
Valvoline introduces MaxLife™, the first high mileage motor oil, in response to the aging population of cars, helping restore lost horsepower in cars with over 75,000 miles.
Valvoline launches the new Pro-V™ Racing line of oils and lubricants. This new formula utilizes the same technology and professional expertise behind our professional race teams.
Valvoline becomes a publicly traded company under the NYSE ticker symbol “VVV”
Valvoline introduces the 5 quart Easy Pour Bottle™, offering DIYers a cleaner, smoother and easier oil change.
Easy Pour Bottle™ is voted Product of the Year in a Consumer Survey of Product Innovation (Winner, Car Care Category, Survey of 40,000 people by Kanter TNS).
Valvoline becomes the 1st major brand to introduce LSPI protection across their entire motor oil portfolio.
Valvoline launches Extended Protection, a new formula that surpasses every industry standard and is proven to maximize engine life and launches its first line of hybrid engine products including lubricants and heat exchange fluids and its first line of full battery electric vehicle fluids in China.
Valvoline re-aligns its operating business segments into Retail Services and Global Products.
Valvoline re-imagines its 5 quart Easy Pour Bottle and completes a label redesign effort that now becomes the global package standard.
The separation of Valvoline™ Global Operations and Valvoline Retail Services (Valvoline Instant Oil Change) is announced; the two will operate as individual businesses. Valvoline Retail Services maintains the NYSE ticker VVV, becoming a pure-play automotive retail service provider. Aramco, an integrated energy and chemicals company, acquires Valvoline Global to further invest and grow the business around the world.
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