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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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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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Latest News by Sector



Mobil Cibus ImageMobil SHC Cibus™ series of advanced NSF H1-registered food-grade lubricants, have demonstrated potential energy efficiency benefits in commercial hydraulic equipment in comparison to conventional oil. Recent performance tests have indicated that Mobil SHC Cibus has the potential to reduce energy consumption by 3.5% resulting in considerable cost and carbon savings.

Meat ImageSynthetic lubricants can be used to help improve energy efficiency in operations, but do you understand why? Did you realize that not all synthetic lubricants can deliver the same benefits?  In controlled testing, both in the lab and in the field, assessed the energy efficiency benefits of three synthetic oils, formulated from varied base oils.


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.


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.



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. 


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.

media 435x279 fuel-saving-potentialIndependent fuel economy tests were conducted on two Volvo FM440 Euro V trucks, loaded to 75% payload (circa 32 000kg) and two Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV Euro V trucks, loaded to 50% payload (circa 6.2 tonnes) which undertook a series of fuel economy tests under highway driving conditions.


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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