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CASTROL INDUSTRIAL NORTH AMERICA

Background

Castrol Industrial North America, - as part of Castrol Limited, is the world's leading lubrication specialist and manufacturer of the world's best-known engine oil - Castrol GTX. Castrol's parent company is Burmah-Castrol plc. Burmah Castrol's worldwide lubricants business has become part of BP Amoco plc following the successful completion of BP Amoco's cash offer for Burmah Castrol.

103 years old on March 9, 2002, with a reputation for innovation and high performance engine oils, Castrol North America is an internationally recognized brand name, operating in 130 countries and employing more than 12,000 people to develop and manufacture the company's 5,000-strong range of premium quality lubricants for the consumer, commercial, marine and industrial markets.

Castrol's corporate offices and sophisticated research and development laboratories are located in Downers Grove, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. Here resources are dedicated to improving conventional lubricant technology and formulating innovative products and services.


Challenge

Upgrade existing telecommunications infrastructure in both corporate headquarters buildings and research labs providing seamless voice and data operations.


Solution

Installed Category 5e structured cabling system in research labs and back office environments. OPC also installed a fiber optic backbone distribution system to support these environments. Implemented and project managed T1 facilities (Carrier Services) providing global voice, data and video telecommunications to link all sites.

Results

Providing a future-proof, secure medium that supports greater distances increases bandwidth services and increases transmitting speeds, while reducing operational and maintenance costs to the client.

 



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