Récit: Car company G.J. van Leenen
‘Eni oil has been used for all Saabs since 1988’
Car company G.J. van Leenen specialises in the Swedish Saab. But the engine oil has come from Italy for decades. Proprietor Gerrit Jan van Leenen chose Eni at the end of the eighties. “After trying a few other brands, I was looking for an exclusive top quality product."
At the moment there are no fewer than 39 Saabs for sale, repair and/or maintenance in and around Delft. The car company is also known by Saab lovers as Saab Delft. “From day one, my goal has been to keep my customers' Saabs at the highest possible level. But without customers having to break the bank.”
Eni's engine oils are an important instrument in this, emphasises Gerrit Jan van Leenen: “In the 31 years I've worked with Eni, the lubricants have never let me down. And we see cars with very high mileages in the workshop. It's one less worry when you know that the oil is consistently good.”
Thanks to the Eni range, the Saab specialist can service all cars with three types of engine oil: ENI i-Sint 10W-40, ENI i-Sint 5W-40 and ENI i-Sint 5W-30. “From Saabs from the 70's to the modern models with GM engine technology; all types are filled with Eni. Of course we also use Eni's brake fluid.”
In his spare time, Gerrit Jan van Leenen races a historic Lotus Cortina. “With AGIP stickers, because I use Eni Sport 10W-60 to keep the finely tuned 170 hp 1600cc four-cylinder engine in top shape. Want to know how I got to know AGIP? Through the partnership with the Ferrari F1 team in the 70s and 80s. So it was immediately clear to me I was looking at a top quality product.”
Case story: Knegt Quality Tractors
All Knegt tractors are filled with Eni lubricants
Knegt Quality Tractors is the only Dutch manufacturer of compact tractors. Originally developed for the equestrian circuit, a Knegt tractor is now the Dutch answer to applications in garden and forestry, gardeners, leisure and sports facilities.
Jeroen van Eerd, director and founder, talks about the origin of the company and the relationship with Eni. 'More than 15 years ago I noticed that there was no affordable compact tractor for the equestrian market. I decided to research in China and after a long search I came into contact with a factory that could supply the parts for a compact tractor that we could assemble in the Netherlands. The first shipment was exciting, but this soon turned out to be a good move. Over the years we have further developed the tractors. There was no discussion about one thing, the tractors had to be filled with Eni's oil. We have now grown to a European company and we are still, satisfactorily, filling every tractor with Eni via Oliehandel Schippers.
Racing team Kuypers
Besides running a successful business, there is fortunately still time for hobbies. With racing team ‘Team Kuypers’ we proudly drive around with Eni lettering on our cars. We also hope to achieve our successes here!'
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