Oil Purification Systems seals Latin American pact

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Oil Purification Systems, a provider of fluid cleaning technology, announced a distribution agreement with Lubri-Tech, a subsidiary of B&R Group. Under the agreement, Lubri-Tech will provide sales, installation and customer support services for OPS products, primarily in the Dominican Republic and throughout Latin America.

“Because oil is even more expensive in the Dominican Republic than in the U.S., this is an ideal market for the OPS technology,” says Ramon Mella, general manager for Lubri-Tech. “Our customers who are already using OPS’ products see significant savings in their oil maintenance costs, while also enjoying increased longevity and productivity of their engines. Additionally, the disposal of waste oil and the resulting contamination are major problems in the Dominican Republic. OPS’ fluid cleaning technology allows our customers to perform fewer oil changes, therefore putting less waste oil back into the environment.”

Lubri-Tech currently is focusing its sales efforts on the trucking, marine and mining industries in the Dominican Republic, with a number of OPS units already installed on large equipment operating in seaports – including cranes, lifters and trucks. Additionally, B&R Group has co-sponsored the establishment of an independent oil analysis lab in Santo Domingo to perform oil sampling for its customers.

“Latin America, and specifically the Dominican Republic, is an important market for OPS with a high concentration of large equipment,” says Greg Slawson, chief executive officer of OPS, based in Waterbury, Conn. “We have already seen significant interest in the OPS technology and are confident that Lubri-Tech will help us further expand our reach beyond the U.S.”