Lubricants for drawing non-ferrous wire and tubes
The Metalube business was built around the production of lubricants for drawing non-ferrous wire and tubes.Metalube’s “Lubricool”, “Alumol” and “Tubol” products along with “OCG” a range of protective greases for overhead line conductors, are still a key part of the portfolio.
More recent additions include wire rope lubricants and chain oils. It’s been a busy couple of years for the ever expanding Metalube which has recently enjoyed 20% growth.Part of this growth can be contributed to recent strategic partnerships between Italian Industrial Fluid specialist Bellini SpA and USA’s Blachfords. Bellini SpA now distributes the entire Metalube range of Lubricants across Italy and in reverse, Metalube India distributes Bellini’s metal cutting lubricants throughout India. The partnership between H.L Blachford Ltd and Metalube focuses on selling Metalube’s high quality, non-ferrous copper and aluminium wire drawing lubricants across United States, Canada and Mexico.
Metalube has continued to invest back into the business with the introduction of mixing vessels and the introduction of more energy efficient production technology in the Irlam plant.The plant itself has grown by more than 50% with expansion into new premises next door and the purchase of a new manufacturing site nearby.
New staff have also been recruited including two wire and cable new business development managers – Songul Facey and Adrian Day who will both be present at the show and looking forward to meeting Metalube customers old and new. Metalube is part of the Bishopdale Group, a private holding company for a group of industrial lubricants brands – “Metalube”, “Molyslip” and “UOP”.The company exports 95% of its production to over 90 countries worldwide and has offices in Manchester, Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai. From its headquarters in Irlam, Manchester, the company has a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility, including new state-of-the-art laboratories.
wire 2020, hall 11 booth G 21
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