Valvoline Inc., a Kentucky corporation, is a worldwide marketer and supplier of engine and automotive maintenance products and services. The terms "Valvoline," the "Company," "we," "us," "management" and "our" as used herein refer to Valvoline Inc., its predecessors and its consolidated subsidiaries, except where the context indicates otherwise. On September 28, 2016, Valvoline completed its initial public offering ("IPO") of common stock and trades on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "VVV."
Valvoline™ is one of the most recognized and respected premium consumer brands in the global automotive lubricant industry, known for its innovative, high quality products and superior levels of service. Established in 1866, Valvoline's heritage spans over 150 years, during which it was the petroleum industry's first U.S. trademarked motor oil brand and has developed powerful name recognition across multiple product and service channels. In addition to the iconic Valvoline-branded passenger car motor oils and other automotive lubricant products, Valvoline provides a wide array of lubricants used in heavy duty equipment, as well as automotive chemicals and fluids designed to improve engine performance and lifespan.
Valvoline has a strong international presence with products sold in more than 140 countries. In the United States and Canada, Valvoline's products and services are sold to retailers with over 50,000 retail outlets, to installer customers with over 15,000 locations, and through 1,385 company-owned and franchised stores.