CEC is an Industry-based organisation which develops Test Methods for the performance testing of Automotive Engine Oil, Fuels & Transmission Fluids (using gasoline & diesel engines). In addition, it covers Marine & Large Engine Oils, Two-stroke Engine Oils & Associated Bench Tests.
It maintains existing tests on an ongoing basis, concentrating on quality assurance (it forms part of EELQMS -European Engine Lubricants Quality Management System) and maintaining confidentiality amongst Stakeholders. It also manages the provision of Reference Fluids (lubricants and fuels) for its tests. CEC is based in Brussels and maintains a Secretariat also in Brussels.