ATIEL (the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry) is a non for-profit association under Belgian law (Association Sans But Lucratif-ASBL).
For the last 25 years, ATIEL has proudly acted as the voice of the lubricant industry, using its members’ collective expertise to push the boundaries of engine oil innovation to the benefit of vehicle manufacturers, consumers, and the environment.
ATIEL is the technical and innovative hub of the manufacturers, the developers, and marketers in the European Lubricants Industry.
For the last 25 years, the industry has proudly acted as the voice of the lubricant industry, using its members’ collective expertise to push the boundaries of engine oil innovation to the benefit of vehicle manufacturers, consumers, and the environment.
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Our members have the expertise and field experience to support and inform discussions around the effects of engine design changes on lubricant performance.
Our involvement in the early stages of engine design
allows for key insights from the lubricant industry to improve engine performance and reduce emissions, and ensures the lead time required to reformulate lubricants to meet new specifications.
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Lubricants are the lifeblood of an engine
Engine lubricants are liquids derived from crude oil refining or chemical processing, formulated together with carefully selected additives, and are used for lubricating the engines in passenger cars and commercial vehicles, reducing friction and keeping engines running like new.
of avoided emissions as of 2020 (estimated)**
Decarbonising Europe’s roads
The use of advanced engine lunbricants lowers emissions directly by improving fuel efficiency and indirectly by enabling new innovations in engine technology:
Cost savings from direct and indirect improvements to vehicle efficiency:
* compared to 2005 lubricant technology
** Ricardo Energy & Environment, Lubricants Contribution to fuel economy, 2019
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.
ATIEL promotes the compliance of lubricants with quality standards and legislation. It does so by implementing a European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System. In that context, it also informs and provides training and education to public and private stakeholders and to the consumer.
EELQMS is a joint project of ATIEL, ACEA (the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association), ATC (Additive Technical Committee) to ensure lubricant standards meet the latest engine technologies and regulations.
The Services to Associations and Industry in the Lubricants sector (SAIL) monitors compliance with the European Engine Lubricant Quality Management System and Code of Practice.