Awards & Milestones

Awards & Milestones 2006
Awards & Milestones 2007
Awards & Milestones 2009
Awards & Milestones 2010
Awards & Milestones 2011
Awards & Milestones 2011
Awards & Milestones 2012

Organizational Milestones

Year 1920
Gulf is introduced in India by Silvertown Lubricants of UK, through its Indian subsidiary
Year 1930
Gulf Oil India Ltd is formed with the acquisition of Silvertown by Gulf
Year 1974
Gulf Oil India Ltd becomes part of the JP Goenka group and is renamed as Petrosil India
Year 1984
Hinduja Group acquires the rights to the Gulf brand globally and also picks up 26% stake in the Indian entity
Year 1993
Gulf Oil –India is setup by the Hinduja Group
Year 2002
Hinduja merges Gulf Oil – India with IDL Industries to form Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited
Year 2012
Acquires Industrial lubricants' major Houghton International for USD 1.05 billion

Technological Milestones

Year 2006
Gulf Oil redefines the performance standards of the Diesel Engine Oils segment with the launch of Gulf SUPERFLEET LE Max which had a drain interval of 36,000 km
Year 2007
Gulf Pride 4T Plus, India's first motorcycle engine oil with a drain interval of 10,000 km is launched. The claim has been rigorously tested both internally (by M/s Sportscraft) and externally (by IADADA).
Year 2009
Introduction of the Gulf MAX range of New Generation passenger car motor oils from the global portfolio, with MX4 Technology and Industry leading technical specifications
Year 2010
Gulf SUPERFLEET LE Max becomes India's first engine oil with a drain interval of 40,000 km
Year 2011

Gulf-Mahindra co-brand is introduced to deliver superior performance and satisfaction to the customers of India's leading automaker with the launch of Gulf Super Diesel X-10, with a drain interval of 10,000 km

Gulf took the Indian auto sector by storm with the launch of GULF SUPERFLEET LE Dura Max, the first-ever 80,000 km drain interval engine oil

Year 2012
Gulf's portfolio for the Mining & Construction sector was strengthened through a tie up with L&T Komatsu and launch of the Gulf Super Duty LTK range of hydraulic and engine oils