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spectreThe newest trailer for James Bond Spectre was released this morning and it looks absolutely brilliant. Everyone at WP can’t wait to see it, but it’s not because of the high octane action of Daniel Craig as the 13th James Bond nor any of the four ‘bond girls’. It is, of course, the sexy Mobil oil barrels which are featured in the film.

CA14738 LogosFuel and lubricant specialist, WP Group, has been successfully audited and accredited for commitment to improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management, an internationally recognised standard.

Marathon 2 (2)A huge congratulations to our new Group Operations Manager, Graham Binstead, who on Sunday completed the London Marathon! 

DB DF WebA regional distributor of fuels and lubricants, WP Group (WP) has been ranked by ExxonMobil the operator of Britain’s largest oil refinery as a top Mobil lubricants distributor across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  

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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Industrial

Meat ImageIt’s crucial for operators to control, document and analyze all changes in plant activity. This process, known as management of change (MOC), can help plants avoid reliability issues and maintain a successful lubricant management system.

Baked goods Image7This post is the first in a three-part series analyzing the importance of a grease’s upper operating temperature and which testing methods are best for gauging a grease’s actual high temperature performance.

Agricultural

Theft within the agricultural sector tends to conger images of thieves targeting farm machinery and livestock, yet there is a far more common threat emerging. According to the BBC, ‘Fuel theft is the third most common of UK rural crime and according to the BBC, ‘theft cost the UK farming industry £49.7m, an increase of 26% on the previous year, with no evidence to suggest that this figure is decreasing.

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 1 Synthetics Drive Business LogoWhether it is through driver training, improving truck/trailer aerodynamics or optimising tyre pressures, commercial vehicle operators across the UK are continually looking at ways to improve the fuel economy of their vehicles to help offset rising costs at the pump.

Mobil Delvac Synthetic Brochure ThumbnailThe cost of fuel continues to be a major issue facing the European commercial vehicle industry. ExxonMobil continue to invest in research and development, and work in close collaboration with the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to develop engine oils which help to optimise engine performance, provide long drain capacity, whilst also delivering benefits such as improved fuel economy.

Marine

article 150x150 storage-and-handlingReduce waste and maximise performance using correct lubricant storage and handling procedures.

Guidelines for handling, storing and dispensing marine lubricants.

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.

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