In 2015, the company was bought by Fuchs Petrolub SE. Since then, the Pentosin brand continues to be sold alongside Fuchs branded products.But more like Pentosin being OEM rather than Fuchs. The cans of CHF 11s with the funky spout that I used to get for my BMW were made in France.
And prior to that, Fuchs sold a CHF 11s equivalent that is in a different bottle, I still have some in my garage.In 2015, the company was bought by Fuchs Petrolub SE. Since then, the Pentosin brand continues to be sold alongside Fuchs branded products.
Automotive productsPentosin produces a wide range of high quality, "original equipment manufacturer" (OEM) specified products, as well as aftermarket products. These include automotive lubricants (engine motor oils, and transmission oils/fluids, for motor cars and motorcycles, including synthetic oils), industrial lubricants, and hydraulic products.
Pentosin products are supplied directly to many different automotive companies, including all marques of the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Daimler AG marques, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Europe and Porsche.
Pentosin FFL-2 is factory fill for the Volkswagen/Audi dual-clutch Direct-Shift Gearbox.
Pentosin FFL-4 is now being used in the new C8 Corvette dual clutch transmission.
Okay, i would have thought that they where more popular in their home country but apperantly they dont care about that either.FUCHS (Translated: FOX) is even unknown here in Germany to the average car owner.
Usually, you dont find it on shelfs at stores, you have to buy it in the internet. The only shops that carry it i am aware off are specialized for farming equipment or trucks. Thats where this oil is most popular.
FUCHS dont advertise in magazines. The last big thing i can remember was a article in a motorcylce magazine over 10 years ago. They are clearly aiming for big business customers, first fill at car makers and so on. Their motorcycle range (Silkolene) is more widely known, but also hard to find on shelfs here.
Yeah i also find this the case with ravenol and motul.The next problem is that they are absolutely unwilling to give customers data sheets and information about the base oil.
While i am sure that their oil is top quality with genuine approvals it seems that they are aiming mostly at business customers.
The same story as with KLUBER greases...