Japanese Firm Opens Lubricant Tech Center

WIXOM — Idemitsu Lubricants America has opened a new, 13,000-
square-foot laboratory space in Wixom.

The company says the new technology center will concentrate on product development in automotive lubricants and industrial fluids. It will also offer technical services to a full range of businesses, including automotive companies and industrial manufacturers.

The company was founded in 1991 as Apollo America Corp., a subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan, a Japanese lubricants company founded in 1911. It changed its name to Idemitsu Lubricants America in 2006.

The company has a blending plant in Jeffersonville, Ind.

More at www.ilacorp.com.

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