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Q8Oils has been working for 10 years with Kerr & Smith, a family company providing sales and servicing for Vauxhall cars and Iveco and DAF commercial vehicles in Ayr, Cumnock and Glasgow. 

In order to service the diverse range of vehicles, the owners of the business started a relationship with Q8Oils to supply oils and other lubricants for various vehicle types, and for the business’s four sites.

Regarding product deliveries, Kerr & Smith stores its Q8 oils in bulk tanks, so typically orders 1,000- or 1,500-litre bulk quantities of engine oils to various specifications, which are delivered within a day or two.

Smaller quantities of hydraulic oils, gear oils, greases and so on are ordered over the phone with the Q8Oils customer service centre in Leeds and also delivered within a couple of days.

According to the company, the high specifications of modern vehicles demand oils and lubricants created with the same high technologies used to design and manufacture components such as engines and axles.

Key benefits of product application

  • Managing director Paul Kerr said that during the long relationship the business has never experienced any problems. ‘The Q8Oils team has always been very helpful, always delivered what we needed and on time and the level of service they have established with us continues to this day,’ he said.
  • Kerr added: ’There have never been issues with delivery for any orders and this is important to us because in our business customers, especially HGV customers whose vehicles are making money for their businesses, can’t afford to have vehicles off the road for any length of time.’
  • He said that if products are required to keep Kerr & Smith customers on the road, a reliable supplier of quality oils and lubricants is essential, which is why the company has used Q8Oils for so long.
  • Q8Oils supplies high-specification products and helps Kerr & Smith to understand the specifications and the choices they need to make.


Q8Oils offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of lubricants in the industry, with a portfolio of more than, 1000 grades to suit every application from the smallest consumers to the largest machines. Our superior quality products are backed by the highest levels of aftersales and technical services.

Q8Oils is part of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), one of the world’s largest oil companies. With 120 years of known reserves and crude oil production levels of 2.9 million barrels per day, it is ranked the seventh largest oil producer in the world. KPC’s business spans every segment of the hydrocarbon industry: on and offshore exploration, production, refining, marketing, retailing, petrochemicals and marine transportation.

Backed by significant corporate resources of our parent company, Q8Oils is a fully integrated organisation. Using high quality base oils we manufacture an extensive range of oils in our own blending plants and have established state of art European laboratories for development and technical support work. Today, Q8Oils metalworking fluids are used by customers in more than 80 countries around the world.

Q8Oils work in partnership with our customers to develop products they need and provide expert technical advice on applications to maximise the benefit of our products. All of our customers are supported by field based specialists who provide advice on existing applications or develop new products to meet individual requirements. Our laboratories work closely with customers to identify innovative new applications for our products to enhance productivity and profitability.

The Q8Oils product portfolio consists of over 1000 grades of finished lubricants, process oils, extracts and waxes. The comprehensive range makes Q8Oils one of the most complete suppliers of lubricants based products in the industry.

In the automotive sector we monitor the demands of all the original equipment manufactures in markets as diverse as passengers cars, commercial vehicles, public transport, agriculture, construction and two wheels, working closely with all of them to exploit the potential of our product quality and development expertise.

In the manufacturing sectors we have experienced dramatic changes in recent years due to changes in health & safety legislation and an increase in demand for quality and productivity. Recognizing these often conflicting issues, we have made it our goal to help customers achieve their objectives by supplying quality products and technical expertise.

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