Castrol Engine Oil Brand
Castrol is a British petroleum oil company and brand that produces all the petroleum-based oils, automotive fluids, industrial and automotive lubricants, and markets the same in the global markets covering over 80 countries in the world. Castrol describes itself as; “it’s more than just oil, its liquid engineering. Therefore, Castrol focused to serve possibly every driver, every motorcyclist, and every industry on earth providing high-performance oils, fluids, and lubricants for every application on any type of machine.
The brand Castrol was named after the technology of adding Castor Oil extract to make the lubricant thick enough to keep working at very high temperatures in the very early 20th century by its inventor company CC Wakefield Oil Company. The CC Wakefield Oil Company was formed in 1899 by Charles Cheers Wakefield (12 December 1859 – 15 January 1941), an English businessman and 1st Viscount Wakefield, GCVO, CBE in London.
Mr. Wakefield was in a job at American Vacuum Oil Company and left that to start a new business in London, selling lubricants for trains and heavy machinery. Accordingly, Wakefield Oil Company was formed and the company launched its first own lubricant product in 1906. After the establishment, eight former Vacuum Oil employees joined Wakefield to the expansion of the company and the businesses.
Later after several inventions in oils for trains and heavy machinery, Wakefield & Company also developed lubricants especially suited for automobiles and airplanes. Then the researcher of Wakefield Co. used to apply a measured amount of castor oil to their lubricant formulations and thus the brand Castrol was established over the name of the company name CC Wakefield. Accordingly, in 1960 CC Wakefield & Company renamed itself "Castrol Limited".
Later in 1966, the brand and the company Castrol was acquired by another British oil company Burmah Oil and the entire entity was renamed as "Burmah-Castrol". Afterward, the Burmah-Castrol was completely acquired by London-based British multinational company BP Amoco in 2000 which is now known as BP therefore British Petroleum. Whatsoever, being folded in the new group; Castrol still is remaining as an individual subsidiary of BP and rolling individually most of its operations globally.
Now, Castrol is an individual global entity side by side the BP products and sub brands. Castrol has a wider fleet of petroleum based products, industrial and automobile lubricants, and automobile care products. Besides the production & distribution of petroleum products the brand also is deeply involved in the world motorsports in various segments. Accordingly, Castrol is a brightening name in the world of lubrication as well as in the world motorsports.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Castrol?
Ans: Castrol is a British petroleum oil company and brand that produces all the petroleum-based oils, automotive fluids, industrial and automotive lubricants, and markets the same in the global markets covering over 80 countries in the world. Castrol describes itself as; “it’s more than just oil, its liquid engineering.
2. Who is the manufacturer of Castrol engine oils?
Ans: Castrol lubricant and petroleum products are produced by Castrol that is a subsidiary of British multinational company BP.
3. Castrol lubricants are originated from where?
Ans: Castrol lubricants are produced in various facilities under the care of Castrol those located in different countries in the world.
4. Do Castrol products manufactured in Bangladesh?
Ans: In Bangladesh, Castrol has no production facility for their petroleum products but it does the packages for a few of their products for the domestic market in Bangladesh.
5. What is the product line of Castrol in Bangladesh?
Ans: Castrol has various types of automobile, marine, and industrial lubricant products in the market of Bangladesh.
6. Who is the distributor of Castrol products in Bangladesh?
Ans: In Bangladesh, Castrol products are officially marketed and distributed by Standard Essential Company Ltd (SECL).