Perkins Oil Company and Badger Lubrication Technologies named official distributors of Valvoline™ products

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Both companies are now authorized distributors for the complete line of Valvoline high-performance lubricants, automotive chemicals, coolants, filters and wipers blades. They will primarily distribute products throughout Wisconsin.

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We look forward to the long-term distribution relationships and exceptional service of our new channel partners to deliver high-performance Valvoline products.

Ashland Consumer Markets, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), today announced that Perkins Oil Company and Badger Lubrication Technologies are now authorized distributors for the complete line of Valvoline high-performance lubricants, automotive chemicals, coolants and some additional items, including filters and wiper blades. Perkins Oil Company and Badger Lubrication Technologies will primarily distribute these products throughout Wisconsin.

In addition to supplying quick lubes, automotive service centers and car dealerships serving the passenger car market, Perkins Oil Company and Badger Lubrication Technologies will also market and sell the full line of premium Valvoline lubricants, coolants and chemicals to the commercial and heavy-duty market, such as truck and bus fleets, mining and construction equipment, and government agencies. This includes the Valvoline Premium Blue™ full line of oil, which is the only engine oil approved and endorsed by Cummins Inc.* for testing, development and factory fill.

“With more than a half-century of distributor experience, Perkins Oil Company is a recognized supplier of premium automotive brands, making this an excellent strategic fit for our Valvoline products,” said Tom Gerrald, vice president of Valvoline’s Installer Channels. “Badger Lubrication Technologies offers a high level of service, including equipment installation and repair. We look forward to leveraging the long-term distribution relationships and exceptional service of our new channel partners to deliver high-performance Valvoline products.”

About Valvoline
Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), is known around the world for its high quality consumer, commercial and industrial lubricants. The Valvoline family of products also includes Eagle One™ appearance products, Car Brite™ car restoration products, Zerex™ antifreeze, SynPower™ performance products, Max Life™ products created for higher-mileage engines, and NextGen™ motor oil created with 50 percent recycled oil. Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is a leader in serving the quick lube market in the United States.

About Ashland
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit ashland.com to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units – Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.

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