Milestones

1920
Gulf introduced in India by Silvertown Lubricants, UK, through its Indian subsidiary.

1930
Gulf Oil India Ltd. is formed with the acquisition of Silvertown by Gulf.
1974
Gulf Oil India Ltd. becomes part of the JP Goenka group and is renamed as Petrosil India.

1984
Hinduja Group acquires rights to Gulf brand globally and also picks up 26% stake in the Indian entity.

1993
Gulf Oil India set up by the Hinduja Group.
2002
Hinduja merges Gulf Oil India with IDL Industries to form Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited.

2006
Gulf Oil redefines performance standards of Diesel Engine Oils segment with the launch of Gulf SUPERFLEET LE Max which had a drain interval of 36,000 km.

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).
2008
Gulf Oil, as a pioneer initiative in the Industry, participated in the IPL for the first time by sponsoring KXIP. This initiative was followed up by a rich history of Gulf’s Involvement with IPL s as Gulf sponsored CSK and RPSG in the coming years.
2009
Gulf MAX range of New Generation passenger car motor oils introduced from global portfolio, with MX4 Technology and industry leading technical specifications.

2010
Gulf SUPERFLEET LE Max becomes India’s first engine oil with a drain interval of 40,000 km.
2011
Gulf-Mahindra co-brand introduced to deliver superior performance and customer satisfaction to 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.

2011
Gulf Oil India signed up Mahindra Singh Dhoni as its official Brand Ambassador that has being going from strength to strength and has become an integral part of ‘Gulf Oil’ Brand’s Success.
2012
Gulf’s portfolio for the Mining & Construction sector strengthened through a tie up with L&T Komatsu and launch of the Gulf Super Duty LTK range of hydraulic and engine oils.
2013
Gulf cracked an OEM partnership with Mahindra and Swaraj for creating co-branded oils for Tractors.
2014
Gulf entered into an exclusive partnership with Whitmore, a giant in specialty lubricant, as their official distributor in India.
2015
GOI entered into a global partnership with the Manchester United, one of the top clubs globally, as their esteemed partners.
2016
Gulf cracked an OEM partnership with Bajaj, India’s no.2 in Motorcycle Manufacturing, for manufacturing and supplying Genuine Oil for Motorcycle, both Domestic as well as Global.