Millers Oils wins prestigious MIA award
13 Feb 2013
Ground-breaking lubrication technology helps Yorkshire based company win this year’s business excellence award for technology and innovation.
Birmingham, UK – Specialist oil developer and producer Millers Oils has been awarded the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) Business Excellence award for Technology and Innovation. The achievement is a result of the company’s Nanodrive oil which has revolutionised lubrication within the automotive and motorsport industries with unprecedented levels of friction reduction.
“This award is an important milestone for Millers Oils, as it reflects the motorsport industry’s drive for innovation in all areas,” said Millers Oils technical director, Martyn Mann. “All of the research and development of our Nanodrive oils has been carried out at our new state-of-the-art facilities in Yorkshire. The product has put Millers Oils a step above our competitors, we are no ordinary oil company.”
The company’s Nanodrive oil, which utilises the latest developments in nanotechnology, has been proven to reduce frictional losses within an engine, improving fuel consumption, increasing power output and reducing component wear. The technology was originally developed for gear oil in 2009 and won a World Motorsport Symposium award the same year. Nanotechnology was then applied to a completely new range of oils to be used in the high temperature and pressure environment of an internal combustion engine. In 2012 the Nanodrive engine oil range was launched. The Millers Oils research and development team are continuing to work on developing lubricants for other sectors where low-friction oils bring significant benefits.
The MIA is the world's leading trade association for the motorsport, performance engineering, services and tuning sectors. More than 500 people from across the world attended the annual awards ceremony that recognises the high standards of skill and professionalism achieved at all levels within the motorsport and high performance engineering industries.