Grupo PSA and TotalEnergies extended their association agreements for five more years (2017-2021).
TotalEnergies thus renews its agreement as a reference partner of the brands Peugeot (since 1995), Citroën (since 1968) and DS (since its creation in 2015). This agreement contains provisions related to research and development, product supply for the first filling, the exclusive after sale recommendation of the three brands and sports sponsorships with Peugeot Sport, Citroën Racing and DS Performance.
Under this agreement, TotalEnergies lubricants are recommended and made available to customers at Peugeot, Citroën y DS stores. In addition, TotalEnergies will remain the technical and sports reference partner of PSA Motorsport for the next challenges to be faced by multi-award-winning DS TECHEETAH in Formula E, together with Citroën in WRC and Peugeot Sport in WRX.
Once again, Grupo PSA and TotalEnergies confirm their shared values: performance, expertise, quality, innovation and a sense of service.
Total Austral, the French Institute of Argentina, The French Embassy in Argentina and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina work jointly to promote innovation and to spread knowhow and technology transfer processes between Argentina and France.
Thus, the interaction among these institutions strengthens the scientific relation between Argentina and France in areas considered a priority for both and, at the same time, strengthens the relation between research centers and Argentine and French universities.
A Sustainable Commitment
The French-Argentine Innovation Award is annually given at a contest held as part of the French-Argentine scientific and technologic cooperation program aimed at recognizing and rewarding innovating initiatives which promote cooperation between France and Argentina.
Since 2017, four editions were held, with more than 90 projects presented and 8 of them awarded.
The Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y del Gas (IAPG) is a leading source of technical information in the energy industry in general, and the oil and gas industry in particular. Total Austral formed a strategic alliance with IAPG to make key technical information concerning the exploration and production of unconventional resources more readily available to the wider community.
Since the beginning of its activities in 2013, the Task Force for the Communication of the Non-Conventional Resources has carried out more than 255 presentations with more than 15.000 attendees (civil society, NGO, journalists, governments, unions, religious institutions, universities, etc).
The materials distributed included The ABC's of Oil and Gas in Unconventional Reservoirs (4 editions), a short publication on shale gas, shale oil and tight gas. It is designed to offer sound, authoritative information in response to the main questions about unconventional resources, while debunking misconceptions. The www.shaleenargentina.org.ar website was also created, which features a Shale Expert who answers questions about the industry. Several videos explain the main issues related to the exploitation of unconventional resources in a visual way (e.g. video on hydraulic fracturing). The strategy also includes other documents and interviews.
In 2018, TotalEnergies and Chery entered into an agreement for a strategic alliance whereby TotalEnergies becomes the recommended partner and official oil supplier of the official dealer network, Chery.
This association includes not only the supply of motor oils but also technical and commercial cooperation throughout the country-wide after sale Chery network.
HINO, the Japanese Company that markets the Toyota Group light trucks, chose TotalEnergies as its strategic partner and exclusive recommended lube brand in Argentina. This choice was based mainly on TotalEnergies' commitment to customer satisfaction, product quality and after sale service at local and international level.
TotalEnergies' oils are especially developed to meet the latest technological innovations in vehicles, offering improved performance, optimum component protection and a longer useful life, optimizing their operation and protecting the environment.
Thanks to the 3-year mutual agreement entered into between Total Lubrifiants and Eicher Motors, Royal Enfield, a unit of Eicher Motors, started using and recommending ELF Moto Lubricants in its distributor network in Argentina.
The agreement provides for the use, recommendation and sale of ELF products in the Royal Enfield network, as well as for the training and technical support to the dealers’ staff.
The lubricant recommended is ELF Moto 4 Tech 10W-50 for Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 models.
Following a worldwide agreement entered into with the Chinese CFMOTO, TotalEnergies Marketing Argentina shall be the supplier of the new range of Hi-Perf lubricants for Grupo Simpa, the exclusive representative of CFMOTO’s UTV, ATV and Side by Side (or SSV) in Argentina.
Due to the new partnership, Hi-Perf products will become part of the portfolio of TotalEnergies Marketing Argentina available nation-wide. This new line is focused on optimizing performance so as to face daily challenges, offering a pleasant driving experience while protecting the engine from wear and tear, thus increasing the life cycle of motorbikes and/or quad bikes.