Transportation service fleets in Russia and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries are actively being modernized with new-generation equipment that requires more innovative and sophisticated approaches for managing their maintenance and diagnostics. These approaches have now become achievable in Russia through the capabilities of the new POLARIS Laboratories Russia facility. Qualified specialists, trained at POLARIS Laboratories headquarters in Indianapolis, perform modern diagnostic tests using the most advanced equipment available, much of which cannot be found anywhere else in Russia. Companies operating in the Russian market, such as FUCHS, Volvo, Subaru, Cummins, MacDon, General Electric, Kvadra, TGK-8, Energokaskad, The Е4 Group, LUKOIL, MTS, GreenTime and others are already taking advantage of the superior services being offered by POLARIS Laboratories Russia. Also, in addition to offering some of the most advanced testing available, the new lab is also offering prompt and reliable service, with 94% of the samples received being processed and having reports delivered within 24 to 48 hours.

POLARIS Laboratories, headquarterd in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been testing oils, diesel fuels, coolants and other technical fluids for more than 13 years (since 1999) in various industries, including transportation and industrial equipment diagnostics. Clients of POLARIS Laboratories include many large, international companies, such as Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Allison Transmission, Ingersoll Rand, Terex, MTU, Cummins, Case New Holland, Fram, Pall, Kawasaki, Maxim, Kaman, Donaldson, Valvoline, Sinclair and many others. POLARIS Laboratories serves more than 60,000 clients in 76 countries. Bryan Debshaw, POLARIS Laboratories CEO, stated, “The goal of the new Moscow laboratory is to strengthen POLARIS Laboratories presence in Europe and Asia.”

All of POLARIS Laboratories North American facilities are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited, which is the highest quality rating attainable for the analysis of technical fluids. A Guatemala facility also operates according to the requirements of the POLARIS Laboratories Quality System. POLARIS Laboratories Russia has begun the process of becoming ISO 17025 accredited as well. Currently, POLARIS Laboratories Russia is operating according to the requirements of the POLARIS Laboratories Quality System, and is being managed by the lab’s Science and Quality Departments.

POLARIS Laboratories is headquartered in the United States in Indianapolis, IN. Its North American laboratories are located in Houston, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Atlanta, GA and Edmonton, AB, Canada. Each facility is ISO 17025 A2LA accredited, which is the highest level of quality attainable by a testing laboratory, and is backed by the most stringent accrediting body in the industry. A Guatemala facility, as well as the new Russian facility, also operate according to the requirements of the POLARIS Laboratories Quality System.

POLARIS Laboratories offers testing for lubricants, fuels and coolants for maintenance and reliability purposes. The company helps reduce maintenance costs and unscheduled downtime, and prevents equipment failure to improve profitability and efficiency. POLARIS Laboratories provides critical information which can be turned into actionable maintenance decisions to global customers in the transportation, oil and gas, mining, construction, and power generation industries.

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