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June 1, 2016

Volume 17 Issue 52

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Exol Lubricants Invests in Manufacturing

United Kingdom-based Exol Lubricants will invest in packaging equipment at its Wednesbury, West Midlands facility, to meet increasing demand for the company’s products.

This year, the independent lubricant manufacturer will add two Strong Arm filling machines with capacity to fill packages of 20, 25, 60, 205, and 1,000 liters. “This investment will increase capacity and flexibility in regards to production, making the entire process more efficient,” the company stated in a press release.

The company will also invest in equipment for its small package production area, including an additional air receiver and a box handling system, and the installation of more telemetric gauges to existing storage tanks.

“Investment in the business is part of our continual development. This, coupled with increased demand for Exol products, has brought about such extensive investment in 2016,” Steve Dunn, sales director for Exol Lubricants, told Lube Report. “Availability will increase further, and the expansion of our small pack filling line means we are able to increase production capacity in line with customer demand.”

Exol Lubricants supplies lubricants and associated products for automotive, marine, off-highway, agricultural, rail and industrial applications manufactured at its head office and production facility in West Midlands as well as its bulk blending plant in Rotherham, UK. In 2013, the company invested more than €2 million (then U.S. $2.6 million) to redevelop the head office and manufacturing site.

In addition to the UK, the company also exports to more than 30 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.