SAN RAMON, Calif. Chevron Products Co., a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Havoline brand of advanced engine oils, has introduced its new Chevron PitPack easy-dispense motor oil system. The unique packaging and delivery system helps professional motor oil technicians more efficiently store and deliver oil to customer vehicles, the company says.
The PitPack system can reduce landfill waste by up to 89 percent by using 6-gallon plastic bags and recyclable corrugate boxes of motor oil rather than individual plastic quart bottles. This package can reduce a car’s time needed in a service bay by dispensing motor oil quickly from the boxes via a high-flow, no drip tap. Chevron’s PitPack rack also has a unique shelf design to keep fluid spills from reaching the floor and allows for easy clean up in fast-paced shop environments.
The up-right PitPack rack system takes up approximately half the space of the equivalent volume of quart cases, allowing businesses to provide the broad range of Havoline, Delo and Supreme products. It is a bulk-type alternative for locations where adding another tank is not viable and space for a 55-gallon drum is not available. This solution helps professional installers manage the complexity associated with the growing number of premium products (synthetics, synthetic blends and high mileage).
Port Consolidated Inc., a Chevron 1st Source Elite Lubrication Marketer, has already seen the benefits of the PitPack system. According to Michael Griffith, vice president for the company, “The PitPack system is a win for Port Consolidated, a win for our installers, and a win for the consumers. As a distributor, we benefit from an increased ability to penetrate accounts with specialty lubricants and a reduction in delivery frequency as opposed to typical case goods. Our installers benefit from better inventory control, lower cost of goods, and faster turn times. Additionally, the end users like the fact that they are doing their part to help the environment by doing business with a facility that reduces waste.”
Dave Schletewitz, Havoline North America Brand Manager at Chevron, added, “The PitPack system can deliver significant operational efficiencies, at a lower cost than dealing with quart packages, all with strong environmental benefits. This 8-box rack system significantly reduces plastic waste by holding the equivalent of 192 plastic quart bottles in its 100% recyclable corrugate boxes. It’s a win-win for businesses looking to improve profits, efficiency and their environmental stewardship and a win for consumers who want to spend their dollars with businesses that are committed to reducing waste in their community.”
There will be 20 motor oil products available across the Havoline, Delo and Supreme brands and product orders can be made through the regular channels.
For more information on the PitPack easy-dispense motor oil system, visit www.ChevronLubricants.com/PitPack