European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
Founded in 1991, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, ACEA (l'Association des Constructeurs Européens d’Automobiles) represents car, van, truck and bus makers (OEMs) based in Europe. ACEA works closely with other industry groups including the European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) and national manufacturers’ associations within Europe, as well as automobile associations around the world.
ACEA’s role is to define and voice common interests, policies and positions of its members, engage in dialogue with other institutions and through its member companies provide technical and regulatory expertise to assist with legislation development and policy setting.
More information about ACEA can be found on ACEA’s website (www.acea.be)
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August 15, 2023
Research shows that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has a significant, and growing, parc of commercial vehicles fitted with diesel particulate filters. Such an after-treatment device typically requires lower SAPS levels in the engine lubricant to deliver the necessary performance and protection for the vehicle.
September 29, 2022
In May 2022, ACEA formally announced and released its most recent Heavy-Duty oil sequences, a significant increase in lubricant performance for commercial vehicles.
July 01, 2022
There have been some significant adjustments to the ACEA European Oil Sequences throughout the years.
May 19, 2022
Referred to as the OM471 Piston Cleanliness Test (CEC L-118), this new and important diesel lubricant test is part of the latest sequences.
May 17, 2022
The OM471 piston cleanliness test (CEC L-118) is a new and important lubricant performance requirement within the latest ACEA 2022 Heavy-Duty Engine Oils Sequences upgrade.
May 03, 2022
On May 1, 2022, the widely-anticipated 2022 ACEA European Oil Sequences for Heavy Duty Engines came into effect. The sequences prescribe the minimum quality level of service-fill oils demanded by the ACEA members for use in their vehicles.