Kia Motors UK and Shell have signed a new nationwide lubricants agreement across a service network of around 145 dealerships and workshops.
Shell is now Kia’s preferred supplier of lubricants for all aftermarket applications in the UK.
The agreement builds on a European-level partnership between Shell and Kia Motors developed in 2009, and represents a more formal collaboration effort on-the-ground in the local UK market.
As the agreement was signed in London earlier this month, Michael Cole, managing director, Kia Motors UK, said: “Confidence in our build quality is at the heart of Kia’s customer proposition, represented by our seven year warranty.
“As our business continues to grow, we need a partner like Shell that can help ensure that this level of quality extends to our aftermarket business.”
In addition to supplying its quality Helix formulations, Shell will also be supporting dealerships with training on its lubricant technology.