UEIL was created originally in 1963 and has existed with the same fundamental membership structure since 1973. Based in Paris at the home of the French Federation, CSNIL, for over 40 years, UEIL moved to its new home in Brussels in 2005.

The fundamental principle was to create an Association representing European Independent Lubricant companies able to represent itself to EU Legislators on issues affecting the sector. UEIL has represented the sector over various serious issues and has been successful on many occasions in gaining a better position for Members.

It has adapted itself as the structure of the Lubricants Industry has changed in Europe.

Now in a new home, with more Delegations and more Members, a professional Secretariat and very successful and active working Committees, UEIL is in a good position to represent the Sector for the future and to encompass the potential Membership from an expanding European Community.

UEIL commemorated in 2013 its 50th year of existence and service to its members. To commemorate this occasion, UEIL produced a video and publication

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