In its 90-year history, Mobil Delvac, one of the world’s first diesel engine oils, has responded to the trucking industry’s ever-evolving needs with continued innovation and performance. For the pioneering efforts of early owner/operators and today’s large and sophisticated fleets, Mobil Delvac has been there. It’s been a twisting, turning ride full of challenges met and obstacles overcome. As we look back on our history, we also look forward to the road ahead — and to keeping trucks on it.
90 years of innovation
1925 – Pioneering new technology
With the use of diesel engines growing significantly in the trucking industry, the Vacuum Oil Company files the patent for one of the first diesel engine oils, named Delvac: D-iesel E-ngine L-ubricant VAC-uum.
1930s – An age of expansion
To keep pace with the explosive growth of the trucking industry, Mobil Delvac formulators make groundbreaking improvements in wear and corrosion protection.
1950s – Shifting global demands
With a potential shortage of crude oil looming, Mobil Delvac synthetic diesel engine lubricant is developed to ensure product supply for truckers.
1990s – Solutions for new challenges
As rising fuel costs and increasing competition create tough challenges for the trucking industry, Mobil Delvac formulators discover innovative ways to help protect engines for long life*, helping truckers protect their investments.
Today – Expanded service and innovation
Innovations continue with customized solutions such as oil analysis, express oil-change service (Mobil Delvac Express), maintenance consultancy (Field Engineering Services and Mechanic Academy) and improved formulations to maximize oil drain intervals and boost fuel economy†.