Timeline

  • Available at Amazon Logo

    August 2017

    Idemitsu and ZEPRO fully synthetic motor oils begin distribution on Amazon.com in North America.

  • Zepro Logo

    2016

    Idemitsu announces the ZEPRO line of premium fully synthetic motor oils.

  • Dexos 1 Approved Logo

    August 2016

    Idemitsu 0W-20 becomes first engine oil to receive dexos-1™ GM approval.

  • Wixom Research Center

    July 2016

    Idemitsu Research & Development Center opens in Wixom, Michigan; features state-of-the-art equipment that allows for cutting-edge product development.

  • Idemitsu Brand Logo

    2006

    Apollo America changes its name to Idemitsu Lubricants America to unify the Idemitsu name around the world.

  • Lab Research

    1992

    Idemitsu opens its state-of-the-art blending and packaging facility, strategically locating it in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This centralized location incorporates convenient access to three major interstate highways, efficient rail and air transportation facilities and transportation resources provided by the Ohio River.

  • Group Photo at Corporate Building

    1991

    Idemitsu Lubricants America Corporation (ILA) founded as Apollo America Corporation, a 100% subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan. Apollo opens sales offices in Detroit, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California.

  • Idemitsu Oil Truck

    1979

    Idemitsu begins supplying lubricant products in the United States.

  • 1955

    New York office opens.

  • 1911

    Idemitsu Kosan (Japan) founded by Sazo Idemitsu.