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In­no­va­tion, su­pe­rior qual­ity and ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice are three key at­tributes the Pen­rite Oil Com­pany at­tributes to its 90 year plus suc­cess story.

And the lat­est news is that Pen­rite – fam­ily owned since 1926 – is the first Aus­tralian lu­bri­cant man­u­fac­turer to in­tro­duce a new dis­pens­ing sys­tem that is kind to the en­vi­ron­ment, de­creases pack­ag­ing wastage, in­creases bulk lu­bri­cant stor­age ca­pac­ity, in­creases work­place safety, and saves money.

The Pen­rite Enviro Box oil pack­ag­ing and dis­pens­ing sys­tem was un­veiled at the Aus­tralian

Au­to­mo­tive Af­ter­mar­ket (AAA) Expo in Mel­bourne earier this year, and now is be­ing rolled out in New Zealand.

It’s a “bag-in-a-box” con­cept, with the lu­bri­cant pack­aged in a blad­der bag that is housed in­side a re­cy­clable card­board box, as op­posed to the tra­di­tional plas­tic drum.

Lu­bri­cant can be ex­tracted from an Enviro Box in the fol­low­ing ways: • Grav­ity fed through a tap into a six-litre jug and then dis­pensed into the ve­hi­cle. • Pneu­mat­i­cally pumped di­rectly into the ve­hi­cle. • Hand-pumped di­rectly into the ve­hi­cle. Pen­rite Enviro Box pack­ages are stored on an Enviro Box dis­pens­ing stand or trol­ley, de­pend­ing on the method of ex­trac­tion.

The Pen­rite Enviro Box card­board boxes are 100 per­cent re­cy­clable; con­sid­er­ing the many thou­sands of 20-litre plas­tic drums dis­posed of each year, the Enviro Box is es­ti­mated to re­sult in an 85 per­cent re­duc­tion in land­fill waste per unit pro­duced. Toby Dy­mond, gen­eral man­ager Pen­rite Oil, is en­thu­si­as­tic about the prospec­tive im­pact that this pro­gramme will have on the en­vi­ron­ment.

“Pen­rite is proud to be the first Aus­tralian oil com­pany to in­tro­duce the Enviro Box, which we be­lieve will re­duce the use of plas­tic drums sig­nif­i­cantly, rep­re­sent­ing a ma­jor step for­ward in our in­dus­try be­ing more en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble,” he said.

With work­shops cur­rently spend­ing up to $100 per fort­night ($2,600 per year) on the dis­posal of empty plas­tic 20-litre drums, the Enviro Box presents sig­nif­i­cant cost sav­ings for work­shops. It also elim­i­nates both the has­sle and the risk of phys­i­cal harm that is as­so­ci­ated with try­ing to find cost ef­fec­tive ways of crush­ing, cut­ting and dis­pos­ing of empty 20-litre plas­tic con­tain­ers.

The to­tal prac­ti­cal­ity of the Pen­rite Enviro Box sys­tem can­not be un­der­stated. Work­shops can or­der their own se­lec­tion of Pen­rite lu­bri­cants to suit their most fre­quent ser­vic­ing re­quire­ments, thereby en­sur­ing they have the right lu­bri­cant for the right ap­pli­ca­tion on hand at all times. Each Enviro Box also fea­tures a ‘Litres Used’ recorder to eas­ily track when it is time to re­order and when the pack­ag­ing is empty.

Hav­ing fast and easy ac­cess to a broad range of lu­bri­cant prod­ucts is in­creas­ingly im­por­tant as the New Zealand car parc be­comes in­creas­ingly com­plex, and the ap­pli­ca­tions spec­i­fied by ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers in­creases. The Pen­rite Enviro Box stand saves pre­cious work­shop space, while also mak­ing ac­cess to spe­cific lu­bri­cant prod­ucts much eas­ier and faster when com­pared to us­ing oil bot­tles.

The round shape and sin­gle carry han­dle of 20-litre plas­tic drums means they can be awk­ward to lift and carry. The shape of the Pen­rite Enviro Box is eas­ier for man­ual han­dling. Enviro Box pack­ages fea­ture two carry han­dles on op­po­site sides, so they are less awk­ward to han­dle. This de­sign en­hance­ment also en­ables two peo­ple to carry an Enviro Box at a time if re­quired. The top shelf of the Enviro Box stand is at the av­er­age shoul­der height, mean­ing that no over-head lift­ing is re­quired.

The Pen­rite Enviro Box is set to change how New Zealand au­to­mo­tive work­shops ac­cess their most fre­quently used Pen­rite lu­bri­cant prod­ucts ac­cord­ing to Pen­rite Oil gen­eral man­ager Toby Dy­mond.

“The Pen­rite Enviro Box saves space and is far more ef­fi­cient com­pared with tra­di­tional meth­ods of ac­cess­ing or dis­pens­ing mul­ti­ple lu­bri­cants,” he said.

“We look for­ward to our trade cus­tomers tak­ing ad­van­tage of the many ben­e­fits that the Pen­rite Enviro Box sys­tem will bring to their busi­ness bot­tom line and pro­duc­tiv­ity.”

Pen­rite’s ini­tial re­lease of prod­ucts in the Pen­rite Enviro Box pack­ag­ing in­cludes seven lu­bri­cants from the Pen­rite Enviro+ range, as well as HPR prod­ucts, coolants, ATF and gear oils, a se­lec­tion of ad­di­tives and break flu­ids to en­sure you have the right prod­uct, for the right ap­pli­ca­tion.

The Enviro Box lu­bri­cant range will ex­pand as the com­pany grad­u­ally phases out the use of 20-litre plas­tic con­tain­ers.

To find out more about Pen­rite Oil Com­pany and the Pen­rite Enviro Box, con­tact Michael Phillis on +61 214 405 47 or email mphillis@pen­ri­teoil. co.nz. For FAQ’s visit pen­ri­teoil.com. au/en­vi­robox

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