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BIB Award Finalist 2014 (2)The ninth annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2014/15 saw local, southern based fuels and lubricants company, WP Group (WP) win both The New Forest National Park Authority Sustainable Business Award and New Forest Business Partnership (NFBP) Business of the Year Award. 

WEB-Mobil-1-40-Logo-Color-Positive-Keyline2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the commercial introduction of the Mobil 1 brand. Since 1974, Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil has continued elevating the benchmark for delivering outstanding protection and performance from an automotive engine oil. Decade after decade, the Mobil 1 brand’s relationships with automakers and award-winning race teams have grown and evolved into true automotive design and innovation partnerships.

Russell Fairchild - Safe Contractor 14Local business WP Group has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

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2014 Top Track 250 logoWP Group enters the prestigious Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 for the first time in 2014. Assessing the UK’s leading mid-market businesses, the Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table ranks companies by annual turnover with each achieving a 10% growth year on year to gain eligibility. The list is compiled by Fast Track and is sponsored by both Grant Thornton and Barclays.

DSC 0028-(EDIT)Local family run fuels and lubricants company, WP Group (WP), have managed to raise over £300 for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

WP Group rallied the Dorset community to support the local hospice at this year’s Dorset County Show as part of WP’s ‘Sustainability in Action’ program.

Fuel contamination is a common risk when stored during long-periods, yet it only takes a small amount to jeopardise your critical uninterrupted power.  

The worrying fact is that some companies aren’t aware of the dangers lurking within their fuel tanks and very few have a certified fuel management programme instead relying on less reliable filtration systems. Operating without robust approach to stored fuel management can have major and long-term repercussions, as demonstrated by the potentially devastating events at the West Bank Pump station illustrated below.

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Mike Denny is aiming to raise £35,000 for Oakhaven Hospice by walking 673 miles. 

WPFS Team Data Centre WorldWP Group is proud to announce the launch of WP Fuel Solutions (WPFS) for uninterrupted power, a division now dedicated to providing uninterrupted power to the facilities market.  With a team of expert engineers and fuel specialists, the products and services made available to Fuel Solutions customers are the most advanced on the UK market and bespoke to the WP Group. 

Easton leading the pack at ThruxtonWP Group’s specialist motorsport fuel and lubricants division, WP Racing, announced as Official Fuel Supplier to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) for the next 3 years.

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Following the success of our Southampton operation, we are pleased to announce the expansion of a second office in Feltham, West London. Our Feltham office will allow WP to meet the increasing demand for quality fuel and lubricant solutions across this region.  Whether you require heating oil for a school or diesel for a commercial fleet, the team at West London can provide expert advice on cutting costs and improving efficiency.

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Industrial

Baked good ImageOne of the key performance metrics in evaluating lubricating oil performance is the oil drain interval (ODI). This is the period of time an oil lasts in a given application before it needs to be replaced. Increasing the ODI for a particular application can deliver many financial and sustainability-related benefits. 

Written by; Conor Wilkinson, Industrial Field Marketing Advisor for the Nordics, UK & Ireland

Meat Image 6Sustainability is a subject that factors into nearly every action and initiative my colleagues, our company and I participate in every day. I’m sure that sustainability also plays a key role in driving the business decisions you and your company make.  

Written by, Terry Woram, Brand Associate - Global Industrial Lubricants Marketing, ExxonMobil

Agricultural

WP WatchmanAgricultural theft - a crime conjuring images of thieves targeting farm machinery and livestock, but alongside loss of these vital assets, often risk to the critical and potentially most valuable of commodities is overlooked. That which keeps our businesses running and our homes warm. Oil theft:  it is on the rise, and this article can help you significantly reduce the risk of you becoming a victim.

Answer: Never, but farmers may have to change their activities to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

WP Agricultural has supplied the Butler family at Whitewool farm in East Meon for many years. Des Close, our Business Development Manager who looks after their account, has witnessed the innovative measures developed by the family in introducing alternative profit lines.

Heating

Italian supercars webWP Group (WP) is proud to become the official fuel and lubricant supplier to Thruxton Motorsport Centre (Thruxton) and Driving Experience School.

It is no secret that more energy is used in the UK for heating than for transport and for the generation of electricity. To put it another way, the annual heating bill for the UK is £33bn. No small sum.

Automotive

 

Point to Point Racing

Last weekend saw a day of extremely exciting cross country horse racing sponsored by WP Group. 

Mobil 1 is giving you the chance to win a Porsche VIP experience at Le Mans, this a money-can’t-buy experience includes; flights and accommodation for you and a friend, Porsche VIP hospitality and access to the Porsche drivers plus much more.

To enter this fantastic competition please CLICK HERE and follow the information on the Mobil 1 website. 

Commercial

Mobil Delvac XHP LE10w40 Brochure ThumbnailMobil Delvac 1 is a synthetic commercial vehicle lubricant. Synthetic lubricants have low viscosity which reduces friction, which provide the following benefits.

a1MOBIL-DELVAC-1-LE-5W-30-POURABLE-PACKMobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants’ fuel efficient engine oil designed for advanced commercial vehicle engines, has gained approval from MAN Truck & Bus for its latest M 3677 specification. Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 is now approved for use in all Euro 5 and Euro 6 MAN trucks, providing the opportunity for more commercial vehicle operators to optimise engine performance and improve fuel economy.

Marine

St Louis ­ based AEP River operations have a similar energy efficient mid-set to us ­ Increasing efficiency by decreasing drain intervals by using environmentally friendly products in their boats engines.

A car enthusiast has completed his six year project to make a new amphibious sports car. It can reach 125mph on land and 60mph on the high seas.

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