// Engi­ne Lubricants

High Compe­tence in Oil Testing

The test­ing of engi­ne lubri­cants has been a funda­men­tal part of the APL port­fo­lio since the compa­ny was foun­ded in 1989. Engi­ne hard­ware and lubri­ca­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies have evol­ved over the years to beco­me a complex, sophisti­ca­ted system. The design and execu­ti­on of appro­pria­te tests requi­res a combi­na­ti­on of skil­led & expe­ri­en­ced engi­neers, modern test­ing faci­li­ties and state-of-the-art measu­ring tech­no­lo­gies – a combi­na­ti­on which has been nurtu­red in Land­au for more than 30 years.
Test­ing to Suit Every Need

From initi­al test­ing of inno­va­ti­ve new compounds to product perfor­mance quan­ti­fi­ca­ti­on, we have a test for every occasion.

Indus­try Stan­dard Tests
The ACEA Sequen­ces form the basis of many modern lubri­cant speci­fi­ca­ti­ons which ensu­re the basic protec­tion of engi­nes. APL has always play­ed a central role in the indus­try by offe­ring every exis­ting CEC engi­ne test method in modern, accre­di­ted, refe­ren­ced test­ing facilities.
OEM In-House Tests
The next level of perfor­mance is to prove a product is capa­ble of fulfil­ling OEM requi­re­ments. OEM in-house tests are the means by which this is achie­ved and APL offer a wide range of test methods from various OEMs
Bespo­ke Projects
Funda­men­tal rese­arch to support the deve­lo­p­ment of inno­va­ti­ve new products typi­cal­ly requi­res the deve­lo­p­ment and utili­sa­ti­on of bespo­ke test cycles and methods, as well as state-of-the-art measu­re­ment tech­no­lo­gies. Such tech­ni­ques are also perfect­ly suited to diffe­ren­tia­ting high quali­ty products for the purpo­se of successful marketing.
Euro­pean Engi­ne Tests

The proof of quali­ty for products desti­ned for markets which utili­se the ACEA sequen­ces is achie­ved by test­ing in stan­dar­di­sed test methods. As a long-term member of the Coor­di­na­ting Euro­pean Coun­cil APL employees have always been very acti­ve in Test Deve­lo­p­ment and Surveil­lan­ce Groups.

  • Acti­ve parti­ci­pa­ti­on in CEC Test Deve­lo­p­ment as a leading laboratory
  • Acti­vi­ties in every available CEC engi­ne test­ing method as opera­ting lab
  • Offi­cer roles in many working groups
  • Regu­lar upload of refe­rence data
  • Focus on high quality
  • Fully accre­di­ted to ISO9001 and ISO17025
What Sets APL Appart?

Fast Respon­se

Quick reac­tion to new demands is critical


APL works very close­ly with leading auto­mo­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­r­ers to deve­lop and imple­ment appro­pria­te test methods.

Latest Methods, Inno­va­ti­ve Technology

Combi­ning our own deve­lo­p­ments into compre­hen­si­ve measu­ring systems. This enables us to gene­ra­te a maxi­mum of infor­ma­ti­on in the shor­test possi­ble time.


Large number of high­ly sophisti­ca­ted test stands for all types of engi­ne and opera­ti­on: Motorbike/PC/HD, petrol/Diesel/gas

Show­ing Initiative

APL is acti­ve in the enti­re auto­mo­ti­ve indus­try. We quick­ly reco­g­ni­se the need for new methods of test­ing and find suita­ble ways to deri­ve tools and test methods. Behind the scenes we are constant­ly working on effi­ci­ent ways to meet new challenges.

Inter­nal Collaborations

Regu­lar trai­ning and inten­si­ve commu­ni­ca­ti­on as part of project work to bring the depart­ments toge­ther. Whether e‑mobility, special measu­re­ment tech­no­lo­gy, hard­ware test­ing, appli­ca­ti­on or even cons­truc­tion: the close coope­ra­ti­on of our teams enables us to react to requi­re­ments with a single phone call. You can‘t get more effi­ci­ent than that.

// Loca­ti­ons 

Head­quar­ters Land­au
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Am Hölzel 11
76829 Land­au


// Wolfs­burg
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Gustav-Hertz-Stra­ße 10
38448 Wolfs­burg


// Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen
APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik
Land­au GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Stra­ße 12
74321 Bietig­heim-Bissin­gen

// APL Group

APL Auto­mo­bil-Prüf­tech­nik Land­au GmbH

AIP GmbH & Co. KG

IAVF Antriebs­tech­nik GmbH

IAVF-Volke Prüf­zen­trum für Verbren­nungs­mo­to­ren GmbH


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