Company: BP plc
Brand value: US$2,995
Change since 2018: 6%
Headquarter city: Pangbourne, Berkshire
Year formed: 1899
Castrol is a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricating oils, greases and related products and services. Consumers know the brand best as an automotive engine oil brand, but it also provides industrial products and serves the marine and aviation industries. As the automotive industry shifts towards electric-powered vehicles, Castrol has teamed up with Gehring, which has a track record in technology for internal combustion engines but is also innovating in the production of traction drives for electric vehicles. The brand has a partnership with Jaguar, under which every Jaguar engine starts its life with Castrol lubricants inside. Castrol also has a close relationship with NASA; equipment for space missions since the 1960s has used Castrol lubricants, and Castrol’s Braycote range is on board NASA’s latest mission to Mars. Castrol operates directly in over 46 countries, and through third-party distributors in 70-plus other markets. Castrol operates directly in over 46 countries, and through third-party distributors in 70-plus other markets.