Lubricants are the Lifeblood of an Engine

Our Vision

& mission

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

Brussels, 21 September 2023. ACEA have released the new 2023 ACEA Light-Duty oil sequences as the successor for the 2021 ACEA Light-Duty oil sequences. The most significant change is the introduction of the new ACEA C7-23 category that focuses on low viscosity SAE 0W-16 engine oil to cover the needs for an engine oil that provides increased fuel economy.
ACEA has published the Oil Sequences for Light-Duty engines for the year 2023.
Engine lubricants perform a vital function by protecting moving parts, reducing wear & tear, limiting harmful exhaust emissions and supporting vehicle performance & fuel economy. These types of lubricants comprised of complex chemistries have been developed and thoroughly tested to ensure they provide adequate protection and prolong the life of the vehicle.