Presentation GFC Fuels, Lubricants & Fluids Transport

Groupement Francais de Coordination pour le développement des essais de performance des Carburants, des Lubrifiants et autres Fluides dans les Transports


The GFC’s main objectives are to ensure a forum of technical exchanges for its experts in the domain of transportation fuels, lubricants and other fluids, and develop performance test methods in response to the national and European needs expressed by its members.

GFC members are found among companies and organisations belonging to one of the three following colleges:

  • Oil and chemical industries, and additive manufacturers
  • Vehicle and Engine industries and their components suppliers
  • Users, laboratories, universities and technical colleges.

All these amount presently to some fifty small companies, large groups and public organisations.

The GFC Executive Committee comprises representatives of the three colleges. It supervises four technical committees: engine lubricants, transmission lubricants, engine fuel, and  other transportation fluids. Working groups operate in each of these committees, on the basis of cooperative work.
The GFC deals with publications, establishes lists of current test methods and updates, and ensures their distribution. It provides a regular update of the website, organises workshops, imparts information to the various industries through the research activities of its working groups and offers an access to any other useful information.

Test Methods
GFC test methods are valuable international references and become an essential tool for the development of our industries. These methods are the basis of most specifications and classifications defining product performance levels. They can, as is often the case, be used by standard bodies such as AFNOR or CEN.