Saturday, January 19, 2019
You’re A Long Way From Home Kid…

We are very proud that Autoglym products are used all over the world. The variety of temperatures and other environmental factors to take into account when formulating products keeps our lab team very busy. It is a rare experience then to have a visit from an Autoglym user who can tell us what conditions are like 8,500 miles away from our Letchworth HQ.

Thank you Google for your excellent maps

Thank you Google for your excellent maps

Murray hails from Australia and saw our products used on the earth moving fleet on Koolan Island. Koolan Island is a remote Iron Ore mine in the North of Western Australia approx. 1,200 miles from Perth. Although it is less than 1 mile off the coast there is 90 miles of absolute wilderness between it and the nearest town of Derby with no roads anywhere.

Fun Fact: Koolan Island once had the world’s longest golf course hole — an 860 yards par 7 number 6 which doubled as the island’s air strip.

koolan-island-aerial-photoThe local wildlife consists mainly of salt water crocodiles and sharks so swimming in the otherwise beautiful water is not an option. We were really pleased to hear this story and are considering including a shark repellent in our next spray wax (ok, not really).

croc vs sharkWhere is the strangest place you have encountered an Autoglym product? Let us know below.

2 Comments

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      Mark 6th December 2016 10:46 am

      Great to hear that. We have lots more coming soon.

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