Who We Are
Idemitsu Lubricants America (ILA) is now the eighth largest lubricant manufacturer globally, with over a century of unsurpassed quality, innovation and superior product development.
In fact, Idemitsu pioneered the original 0W-20 engine oil found in many vehicles on the road today. We’re on the cutting edge of low-viscosity oil development. As automakers look for ways to improve fuel economy and decrease emissions, we work with them to provide the best solutions possible – especially for advanced hybrids or those equipped with “stop-start” technology.
Idemitsu also provides over 80% of the automotive air conditioning compressor lubricant, or PAG (polyalkylene glycol), to automakers around the globe. And Idemitsu has the top continuously variable transmission fluid (CVTF) on the market.
You might be surprised to learn that you may have Idemitsu lubricants in your vehicle right now. That’s right, there’s a good chance that you had some sort of Idemitsu lubricant filled at the factory when your car, truck or SUV was originally built. That’s because we work with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to develop lubricants to their exacting specifications as “factory fill”.
So if automakers known for their quality trust Idemitsu, so can you. From synthetic engine oil and transmission fluid to power steering fluid and PAG, Idemitsu has you covered.
Idemitsu and the Environment
Environmental protection is of key importance around the world and drives Idemitsu’s commitment to lead the development of environmentally friendly lubricants. Our vast experience and technology, cultivated through close relationships with every major automaker, put us on the cutting edge of innovation.
Idemitsu began supplying lubricants in the United States in the late 1970s and we built our state-of-the-art blending facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 1992. Since then, Idemitsu has continuously expanded its business both in the United States and globally.