Lubricants are the Lifeblood of an Engine

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The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry (ATIEL)

ATIEL is a non for profit association (ASBL) representing the combined knowledge and experience of leading European and international engine oil manufacturers and marketers.

ATIEL is the technical and innovative hub of the manufacturers, the developers, and marketers in the European Lubricants industry.

By drawing on the technical know-how of its membership, ATIEL promotes consensus on key technical, product stewardship and sustainability issues, ensuring that engine oils continue to contribute to improved wear protection, deposit control, lower emissions, and fuel economy C02 emissions efficiency.

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EELQMS (The European
Engine Lubricant Quality
Management System)

EELQMS is a quality management system for automotive engine lubricants. It has been developed jointly by ACEA, ATC and ATIEL. The system is administered by SAIL (Services to Associations and Industry in the Lubricants sector). It is designed to assist lubricant marketers in assuring the quality of their lubricants and the performance claims being made for them in the marketplace.


ACEA European Oil Sequences cover light duty passenger cars & heavy-duty trucks.

They define the minimum quality level of a product for presentation to ACEA members. Individual member companies may indicate performance parameters other than those covered by the tests shown or more stringent limits.

Code of practice

The ATIEL Code of Practice (CoP)-in operation since 1996 – has been developed jointly by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Additives Technical Committee (ATC) and ATIEL. The purpose of this Code is to provide a mechanism and a basis for commitment to standardise practices when developing, marketing, or manufacturing engine lubricants for which compliance with the ACEA Oil Sequences is claimed.

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Press Release - 1st February 2023

ATIEL and UEIL cooperates to develop a methodology to calculate and report Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for Lubricants and Greases.

News in brief

UEIL and ATIEL are pleased to announce significant progress in their collaboration to develop a harmonized methodology for calculating and reporting Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for lubricants. Since January 2023, a dedicated working group, supported by external consultants, has been diligently working to establish a cradle-to-gate (blenders/marketers exit gate) PCF methodology for the entire lubricants industry, ensuring consistency and transparency throughout the supply chain.
Base oils are critical to the effective functioning of a finished lubricant. Although the technology that enables the lubricant to perform as expected is contained within the additive package, that must be used at the correct treat rate and in accordance with the technology provider’s instructions, the use of the correct base oil in the right quantities is equally as important.
On 1st February 2023 UEIL and ATIEL were pleased to announce a collaboration to develop a harmonized cradle-to-gate (blenders / marketers exit gate) PCF methodology to calculate and report Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) for Lubricants and Greases. The aim of the PCF WG is to develop a common standard that can be used by the whole lubricants industry, ensuring consistency and transparency throughout the entire supply chain.