A passion for invention

The history of Motul

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As iron started to melt, the performance requirements increased dramatically. As man went beyond steam engines and factories sprouted everywhere, oil became essential.

Motul went a step further.

Engineering limitations had started to fade when Motul started its very first enterprise in 1853.

The Industrial Revolution had just turned the world upside down, Motul seized the opportunity by focusing on innovation excellence.

Constantly exercising its right to invent, Motul displays a dedication to the best, from its suppliers, through its innovation to its clients.

From Pennsylvania’s first oil rig to the brand’s latest laboratory, the unfolding quest for improvement fuels the company day-to-day, innovation-to-innovation.

In parallel to its automotive business, Motul Tech has developed high performance metalworking fluids and lubrication products to address
 the highly demanding needs from the growing worldwide industrial business since 1989.

1966 was the hallmark year in Motul’s pursuit of invention with the Century 2100 creation, the inaugural semi synthetic oil, hailed by the whole automotive sphere as the industry’s next catalyst to high performance.

Inspired by Motul’s 300 victories in competition and enabled by this semi synthetic technology predecessor, the 300V was born in 1971, becoming the very first fully synthetic oil on the worldwide market.

Using today’s technology, 300V is considered as the reference in motorsports.

Passion is what unites lovers of engineering to their machinery, the same passion that Motul puts into innovation. The Ingenuity connection established between Motul and its community, whether they are professionals or not, is the main key to achieve the unachievable, to push beyond common criteria and to fundamentally build long lasting efficiency.