Valvoline Inc. has entered into a joint venture with Chinese quick-lube services provider The Master Too to co-develop a quick-lube model in China. Plans call for the joint venture to operate quick-lubes in the Shandong province in eastern China. The program’s first location opened Feb. 18 in Qingdao.
Tony Puckett, president of Valvoline Quick Lubes, said the company has been evaluating the China quick-lube market for approximately two years. “This partnership leverages the strengths of Master Too and Valvoline to co-develop a differentiated automotive service experience for the Chinese consumer,” Puckett stated.