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Posted on Thursday April 12, 2018
“Quality lubricants can directly contribute to reducing wear and tear on engines and machinery. The use of the latest technology in lubricant manufacturing plays a major role in providing products that offer genuine improved efficiency and fuel economy” Source: Lubrizol
Increased demands for reduced greenhouse gases and improved fuel economy in all heavy duty vehicles, as well as passenger cars, is requiring new advanced technology in engine lubricants and engine development.
A viscosity grade signifies an oil’s resistance to flow. It takes more energy to move thicker oil around an engine. Thinner or lower viscosity oil offers less mechanical resistance so helping improve engine efficiency and the use of less fuel.
Lubricants are vital in engines and they play the essential role in reducing wear and tear and protecting all the moving parts. Engine oils manage and disperse contaminants, protecting them from building up and blocking flow passages. Additive technology in quality lubricants plays a major role in reducing the friction between moving engine parts and minimising metal on metal contact.
Advanced additives use the latest technology to clean the engines, inhibit corrosion, minimise wear and tear and enhance fuel economy. These are all crucial in keeping business vehicles working for longer and reducing breakdowns and maintenance costs.
New lower Higher Temperature High Shear (HTHS) engine oil viscosities are now available which helps squeeze greater efficiency and improved fuel economy out of Heavy Duty Engine Oils.
The need to keep all the huge variety of different engines working healthily is imperative for any business and understanding what the right grade of oil for the right application is more important than ever before.
The Witham Group has been experts in engine lubricants for over 97 years, working with the latest technologies and using only the highest quality raw materials, we ensure our products meet the latest requirements and specifications of the vehicle and equipment manufacturers.
It has been proven time and time again that using quality lubricants is the key to running efficient fleets of vehicles and obtaining maximum performance whatever the conditions and hours of use. We have never compromised on providing quality lubricants and our reputation of providing sound independent technical advice, unbeatable service, storage information and an award-winning product range means you can be sure you and your machinery and vehicles are in the right hands.
New tools are being developed by EU member states to determine CO2 exhaust emissions from new trucks which will be an important step in increased transparency in the fight to reduce fuel consumption and reduce fuel usage. Witham can help offer advice and ensure that whatever size of vehicle and equipment fleet the lubricants that you need are the most cost effective and make a real difference to your business performance.
For more information about our fuel efficient heavy duty engine oils please contact us for advice on 01522 521192 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Tuesday April 10, 2018
We’re thrilled and proud to announce that our recent Annual Charity Dinner Dance raised £4,255 for charity, taking the total amount raised to over £75,000 since the first event 25 years ago.
We have been hosting our annual dinner dance for employees, customers and suppliers since January 1993 and raise money for charity every year through an auction and raffle.
This year, the money raised has been shared between six fantastic charities, chosen by Witham employees in Lincoln, Soham and Lowestoft. The chosen charities are:
Charity is very important to us at Witham, and we also raise money throughout the year at various events across the country.
Nigel R Bottom, Witham Group MD, commented:
“We’re extremely proud to know that we have contributed to so many great charities over the years. Our teams, customers and suppliers have done a tremendous job and have been very generous raising thousands of pounds that will improve the lives of people across the UK.”
Posted on Tuesday March 27, 2018
Fox Narrowboats is a narrowboat hire and build business located on the Fenland waterways in March (near Ely and Cambridge in the UK). They provide boat hire for holidays and day boat hire and have a fully serviced boating marina with 200 moorings.
The Witham Group has supplied paint and engine lubricants to Fox Narrowboats for over 20 years.
The narrowboat below is painted in Witham’s Woco Marine Undercoat & Gloss and the engine runs on Qualube Eurofleet 15W40. This boat was exhibited at the International Boat Show at ExCeL London in January.
Fox Narrowboats also build and renovates narrowboats for customers. The pictures below show a new narrowboat being build to a customer’s specification. Witham supplied the following products for the build of this boat:
The picture below shows a customer’s narrowboat taken out of the water for a re-coating of Witham’s Black Bitumen Solution (TDS 122) at the end of the season to protect the boat from corrosion during the winter months.
Fox Narrowboats service their boats with Qualube Eurofleet 15W40. They’ve been running on this product for 20 years on thousands of boat engines with extensive hours being clocked up – and have never had an engine failure.
Witham supplies a range of products for marine use. From boat paint solutions, including anti-fouling, boat primers and yacht varnish to engine lubricants and frost protection. Whether its your weekend pride and joy or industrial fishing and cargo ships, we have tried and tested products for every application.
To find out more about our Marine Range of paints, click here:
Posted on Tuesday March 20, 2018
Driving Spencer Sport’s Mitsubishi Mirage RX Supercar competitively for the first time on Saturday, five-times British Rallycross Champion Julian Godfrey scored maximum points in this year’s opening round at Silverstone. It was a performance that also claimed fourth place overall, an impressive result considering the top three places were occupied by a trio of World Rallycross stars.
The first round of this year’s Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship marked a significant occasion in the sport, as it was the very first competitive event to ever take place at Silverstone’s new purpose built track that was commissioned last year. Whilst Friday’s temperatures were well into double figures, the near freezing conditions on Saturday were to make the loose surface sections of the track extremely slippery, with grip and visibility somewhat of a lottery.
To launch the championship and the new venue with a bang, organisers had invited three of the world’s leading stars to join the British regulars. They included nine-times World Rally Champion Sebastian Loeb in a Peugeot together with WRX front-runners Timmy Hansen, also in a Peugeot and Andreas Bakkerud in an Audi.
For the Spencer Sport Mirage and Godfrey, third in the first Qualifying Heat after suffering visibility issues from the mud thrown up by other cars was a satisfactory first-ever competitive outing in the car. This was followed by an excellent run in the second Heat, with Godfrey leading from the start and only passed by three-times British Rally Champion Mark Higgins towards the end of the session.
The start of the third Qualifying Heat was somewhat frantic, with Godfrey pushed into a spin on the first corner. The session was red-flagged and shortly after the restart Godfrey was in the thick of it again, this time having to stop when another car hit the Mirage, causing the front bodywork to move and shut off the electrical cut-off switch.
The session was restarted for a third time and the result of the earlier contact caused the switch to activate when landing after a jump. However, Godfrey was now aware of what had caused the loss of electrics and was able to restore the power. His swift actions allowed him to finish seventh fastest and consequently, go through to the Semi Finals where he was able to keep out of trouble, end the race in third place and line up as the sixth-fastest qualifier in the Supercar Final.
With the trio of WRX drivers occupying the front row, Godfrey knew it would be difficult to penetrate the podium positions – but that didn’t stop him from trying. When the lights went green he launched the Mirage perfectly off the line – the Mitsubishi gathering pace so rapidly he almost went into the back of pole-sitter Loeb as they headed towards the first corner! At that point Godfrey was up to third, but later in the lap he was passed by Bakkerud.
Now in fourth and leading the British RX field, Godfrey opted not to challenge for an overall podium placing, but to consolidate his position and thereby claim maximum British Championship points. His plan worked perfectly and he crossed the line to give the Spencer Sport MirageRX it’s first British Championship victory and clearly demonstrate the competitiveness of the Mitsubishi, not just against the UK’s top teams, but also some of the best Rallycross drivers and cars in the world.
“I’m very happy with the result. I was extremely impressed with the performance of the Mirage and that we had the opportunity to show what its capable of doing. It’s a great handling car and is fantastic off the start-line – and that’s exactly what you want in Rallycross”, said Godfrey at the finish.
“If I hadn’t been hit by other drivers in the Qualifying Heats, then everything would have gone according to plan. Other than that the Mirage ran perfectly and, with a few adjustments to the set up, I know there’s even more to come!”
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Posted on Tuesday March 06, 2018
Our Witham Oil and Paint decorators’ merchants in Lowestoft is holding a Breakfast Open Morning at our trade shop on Newcombe Road in Lowestoft on Friday the 9th March, where attendees will get exclusive access to special offers and 10% discount on all products sold in store. We will also be providing a free breakfast of bacon rolls and hot drinks to set visitors up for the day ahead.
All local businesses are welcome to drop in to the event between 7am-10am and visitors will be able to see what the Witham Lowestoft Trade Shop has to offer, including a range of paints, decorating equipment, engine lubricants and workshop products. Customers who attend the event can also pick up a loyalty card offering further discounts on future purchases.
There will also be a prize draw with some fantastic prizes on offer, including a DAB radio and Amazon Echo hands free speaker.
The details for the event are as follows:
Date & Time: Friday 9th March, drop in between 7am-10am
Location: Witham Oil and Paint, 5-6 Newcombe Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1AX
The Witham Lowestoft Trade Shop first opened in September 2016
Witham Oil and Paint is a decorating centre and trade shop based on Newcombe Road in Lowestoft. The shop supplies a range of decorating products, engine lubricants and general workshop products, including the following:
Lubricants, oils & greases
To find out more about Witham Oil and Paint visit our website or call your nearest depot:
Witham Oil and Paint – Lincoln
TEL. 44 (0) 1522 521192
Witham Oil and Paint – Soham
TEL. 44 (0) 1353 723373
Witham Oil and Paint – Lowestoft
TEL. 44 (0) 1502 563434
Posted on Thursday February 22, 2018
At Witham, we specialise in floor paints and appreciate the importance of maintaining the smart appearance of your floors whatever they are made of. We provide highly reliable products for a wide variety of applications: workshop floors to veterinary clinics, showrooms to dairies, race tracks to tennis courts and factory floors to parking bays to name a few.
New workshop build, Lincoln
We recently worked with Just Audi VW in Lincoln on the build of their brand-new car workshop.
They came to us looking for advice on what finish to apply to the concrete floors that would be resistant and provide protection against oil spillages, but at the same time providing a smart finish.
The Witham team of paint specialists recommended the following product for the job:
Koverflor, Type D, Two Pack Epoxy Floor Paint
(Colour – Dark Grey – BS 00A09)
This solvent based paint gives an outstanding hardness and abrasion resistant coating. Designed to be resistant to a wide range of chemicals, oils, petrol, detergents and solvents.
All Witham Floor Paint products are individually designed for use on different surfaces and different applications and can be applied using a range of methods including, brush, roller, conventional and airless spray applications.
We have a team of technical experts on hand to give practical help and advice. Backed by years of experience in providing paints and coatings for industries including; industrial, woodcare and joinery, floor and line marking, decorative, marine and anti-fouling, equestrian, and many other specialists’ products, we offer market leading technical support to our customers.
We understand that technical support begins before the paint is even applied. Our Technical Support team can arrange personal site visits and provide advice on:
• Application evaluation and help with finding the right product for the job
• Pre-treatment effectiveness
• Avoidance of waste
• Problem solving
Our high-quality floor paints are available at very competitive prices – just call your local depot for a quote or advice:
Lincoln – 01522 521192
Soham – 01353 723373
Lowestoft – 01502 563434
For more information about Witham Floor Paints visit our website:
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Posted on Thursday February 22, 2018
Following a standout season in 2017 that saw the Witham Motorsport and Motul sponsored team Ecurie Ecosse shine in the Michelin Le Mans Cup and claim title honours in the LMP3 Cup in the UK, the Nielsen-run squad return to both series and expand further its programme in 2018 as they step up to compete in the European Le Mans Series with their sights firmly set on securing a Le Mans entry for 2019.
Rising Scottish star Colin Noble continues his impressive progress through the motorsport ranks and in a busy campaign for the 21-year-old, he will compete in all three championships with the team.
In the ELMS, Noble – who secured no less than seven race wins last year – will be joined by Danish racer Christian Olsen and British driver Alex Kapadia, the latter very familiar with the team having competed with them last year.
It’s a return of the all Scottish line-up in the Michelin Le Mans Cup this year with team owner and driver Alasdair McCaig teaming up with Noble once again, while driver announcements for the LMP3 Cup will follow shortly.
“The team has really got some momentum behind it right now and it is fantastic to be participating in three championships across Europe. We have three sets of top driver line-ups for the up and coming season and we will be looking to carry our success forward from last season.”
“I am delighted to be racing for Ecurie Ecosse Nielsen Racing again this year following a very successful 2017. I’m looking forward to partnering Christian and Alex in ELMS and continuing my partnership with Alasdair moving into the Le Mans Cup this season. Really excited and can’t wait to get the season underway!”
Witham Motorsport are the UK distributor of Motul automotive products in the UK. For more details about the partnership go to: www.withamgroup.co.uk/qualube/motul-automotive-lubricants
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Posted on Tuesday January 16, 2018
Motul is joining forces with one of the most successful sports car racing companies of recent years, Radical, to become the manufacturer’s official lubricant partner, with its products to be used in all of Radical’s models and championships. The agreement begins from 1st January 2018 and was announced at the internationally renowned Autosport International Show in Birmingham last week.
Motul and Radical, which has sold over 2,000 cars in its 20-year history, are both premium and performance-led brands with recognised competition success across the world. The new partnership between these well-known and respected names in the motorsport industry is guaranteed to enhance the development and exposure of both brands within their respective global markets.
So, what works in Radical’s cars? Motul lubricants of course! These will become standard OEM and aftermarket fitment for all Radical models, SR1, SR3, SR8, RXC (Spyder, 600R, GT3, GT – Road), and will be available from the British company’s HQ, trackside and through its network of 30 distributors across four continents.
Radical is proud to produce cars with incredible performance at a realistic price, and they are aimed not just at the discerning club racer but also track-day enthusiasts and amateur racers.
Two different powertrains are offered, depending on the model, and Motul’s 300V Power 5W40 will be available for Ford engines, 300V FL 4T 15W50 for Suzuki engines, plus Gear 300 LS 75W90, RBF 660 and Inugel Optimal for all models.
Following a 12-month period of testing in a variety of conditions and climates, using Motul’s uniquely dedicated range of motorsport products, Radical soon recognised the potential advantages and benefits of developing a formal Technical Relationship with Motul. This was in part helped by the connection both Motul and Radical have with Suzuki GB. Synergies were soon identified, and a partnership began to flourish for the mutual benefit of both parties, offering customers a consistent level of support and service and providing them with the products, reliability and performance required to succeed in the highly-competitive motorsport arena.
Nigel Land, Radical Sales & Marketing Director: “We are delighted to welcome Motul as our first global lubricants partner. At the forefront of motorsport, they continually push the performance boundaries. Recognised and respected the world over, they are a natural choice and perfect fit to partner Radical in our 21st year and beyond.”
Romain Fabre, Motul Head, Center of Excellence Market: “Innovative and Unique. Radical is one of these very few companies sharing Motul values, building bridges between the automotive and the motorcycle worlds, and committing to ambitious growth plans whilst remaining true to their core values. We are very pleased to be the first Lubricants Partner for Radical.”
Witham Motorsport are the UK distributor of Motul automotive products in the UK. For more details about the partnership go to: www.withamgroup.co.uk/qualube/motul-automotive-lubricants
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Posted on Thursday January 11, 2018
The Witham Group will be exhibiting at LAMMA Show 2018 on the 17th and 18th January (Stand No. 123, Hall 1) and hoping to repeat the success they had in 2017 when they won the prize for Best Stand and two Innovation Awards for their Prolan range of environmentally friendly lubricants.
Witham have been attending the event for many years, showcasing its range of lubricants and paints for the agricultural industry. In fact, Witham’s Chairman – Geoff Bottom – was on the committee that first set up LAMMA in the early 1990’s with the aim of bringing together Lincolnshire Manufactures (did you know that LAMMA was an acronym for ‘Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association’?)
Here are just a few of the new products and offers that will be on the Witham stand this year:
The oil market is becoming increasingly complex. The introduction of the latest generation of Euro engines to meet EU emissions and the ever increasing requirements of individual manufacturers mean the choice of engine oils is vast and varied.
Customers are therefore often forced to purchase multiple products meeting different specifications to satisfy warranties, even though many of these are actually the same viscosity grade.
The Witham Group has always sought to simplify and rationalise the choice of lubricants to customers and eliminate confusion without compromising either quality or warranty suitability. We have therefore developed a universal engine oil that can be used in a variety of vehicles – perfect for customers who operate mixed fleets.
The benefits of Qualube Masterfleet:
WOCO Barn Paint is perfect for farmers or home owners who want to protect and revive outbuildings including sheds, barns and garages. This remarkable paint product is water based, very durable and quick drying. It is also non-toxic and therefore better for the environment and safe to use around people and animals.
It is available in a stylish palette of 6 colours inspired by the wooden clad buildings found in the Suffolk and Norfolk coastal regions. The range is ideal for trade decorators or anyone wishing to upgrade their homes with a new face-lift.
WOCO Barn Paint offers tough durable protection against water to prevent rotting and mould. It can be used on a variety of materials including wood, metal, concrete, plastic to protect against outdoor elements, sun damage and fading.
Easy to apply with a brush or roller, the paint is made from acrylic resin which is flexible against the underlying material to resist flaking and blistering and provide long lasting colour protection.
WOCO Barn Paint can be applied straight onto previously painted surfaces such as weathered bitumen, tar, varnish or creosote. This product does not require a primer and is touch dry within two hours.
Summary of WOCO Barn Paint’s key features:
We will also be running a deal on anti-freeze and coolants at LAMMA. We’re giving away FREE Concentrated Screenwash and De-Icer spray with Anti-freeze and Coolants orders.
To get this deal customers simply:
Choosing the right Anti-freeze or Coolant
With so many Anti-freeze products on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. However, it’s important to know the quality can vary hugely and this is usually reflected in the price.
Customers who run vehicles from manufactures like John Deere, AGCO, Mercedes, MAN and Scania recommend Witham’s Hybrid 50/50 Coolant for all round engine protection and value.
Witham offers a choice of three Anti-freeze/Coolants to suit all budgets and performance needs. Click here for more details.
If you’re going to the LAMMA Show next week, why not come and say hello to the team on the Witham Group stand – located in Hall 1 at number 123. Hope to see you there!
Posted on Wednesday January 10, 2018
To celebrate the start of a new year and to help customers survive what is set to be the coldest UK winter in five years (according to Meteorologists), we’re offering all our new and existing customers a great new deal on Anti-freeze.
For January only, we’re giving away a FREE Concentrated Screenwash and De-Icer spray with orders of any of our QualGuard Anti-freeze and Coolants – so order now while stocks last.
To get this deal customers simply need to:
With so many Anti-freeze products on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. However, its important to know the quality can vary hugely and this is usually reflected in the price.
Many of our customers choose to go for the Hybrid 50/50 Coolant as this is recommended by most OEM’s such as JD, AGCO, CNH, Mercedes, MAN, Scania instead of a Universal Blue Anti-freeze.
At Witham, we offer a choice of three Anti-freeze/Coolants to suit all budgets and performance needs:
For more details about our Anti-freeze and Coolant range click here
Offer Terms & Conditions
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