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MOTUL and Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes Embark on Global Technical Partnership

Singapore, 29 November 2013. Leading French lubricants company Motul and renowned gear set manufacturer Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes (PPG) have signed an agreement to embark on a worldwide technical partnership. This arrangement will see the two companies work closely together and combines their expertise and knowledge – particularly when carrying out research and development – to jointly enhance the performance and capabilities of their respective products.

With lubricants being the most crucial factor in the reliability and performance of transmissions, Motul – with its 160 years of experience in the field of lubrication – becomes the ideal technical partner for the development of PPG’s motorsports products. The association also works the other way, by allowing Motul to test and improve its products as PPG puts its gear sets through the most demanding of conditions.

The partnership will also provide opportunity for the two companies to develop their product ranges, especially in the case of high-power/high-torque applications. As a result, drivers of competition and high performance vehicles will be able to experience first-hand the benefits of this partnership – in terms of performance and reliability – when they use Motul products in transmissions fitted with PPG gear sets.

Prior to the formation of this partnership, Motul and PPG already share the same vision and philosophies, as each possesses a no-compromise attitude when it comes to manufacturing and innovation. This strong synergy promoted further discussions and subsequently, this worldwide, mutually beneficial partnership was established.

In fact, there was already common ground between both brands, as Motul has been the preferred lubricants supplier for the Nissan GT-R for many years, whilst PPG is now the recognised leader for the supply of high-performance upgrade kits for the same car.

“We have recommended Motul oil in our gearboxes ever since we first used it,” explained PPG Operations Director Mr. David Gammon. “Because of the way Motul products perform, they complement the durability and low-wear rate qualities of our gear sets. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for the two companies to work together.”

Likewise, Chief Technology Officer for Motul Asia Pacific Dr. Katsuya Arai sees this partnership as a significant step for both companies: “We are able to identify with the way in which PPG approaches their technical development, manufacturing and quality control operations. We look forward to working together with them and enjoying a mutually productive and successful relationship.”


Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its MotulTech activity. For Asia Pacific, Motul is operating in collaboration with importers and distributors in 16 countries, with a regional HQ based in Singapore.

Unanimously recognised for 160 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognised as The Specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, The 300V Lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry.

All along the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to further technological development in motorsports.

Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as: 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), FIA World Endurance Championship, Super GT, IRC, Drift, Pikes Peak, Japanese championship SUPER FORMULA, Blancpain Endurance Series, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, Endurance World Championship, Supercross, IOM TT, Motul FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship, Rallycross, F1 Boat and scores of others.

Motul Asia Pacific
1A International Business Park, # 06-03
Singapore 609933
+65 6565 8100


Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes (PPG) has earned a reputation for producing the most durable automotive gear sets in the world. This accolade has been achieved through innovative design coupled with technologically advanced engineering and manufacturing.

Before every product is offered for sale, it is put through an extensive test and development programme. In fact, field tests have seen PPG components subjected to some of the most extreme and demanding conditions there are, such as those encountered in Endurance sports car racing, the World Rally Championship, Drag Racing and Time Attack – plus a range of other motor sport disciplines where durability is the key to success.

PPG is proud of its reputation of using only the best quality materials. This includes high-grade aerospace quality steel and its carefully guarded method of heat-treating surfaces – a process that gives PPG components their unique and outstanding virtues.

Pfitzner’s continuous reinvestment in its technical resources, coupled with its ISO 9001-2008 accreditation, ensures the company maintains the quality of its products throughout all manufacturing processes, features that endorse the PPG’s envied position as the world’s leading supplier of high performance gear sets.

Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes
14A Watervale Drive
Green Fields SA 5107
+61 8 8285 2933


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