UEIL 2022 Annual Congress “Driving innovation – the lubricant industry on the move”
As we all know, Europe’s recovery requires the acceleration of the twin green and digital transitions, so that we build a more sustainable and resilient society and economy. These two trends present a unique opportunity to the lubricant industry – but we will only be able to capture the benefits if we take the right strategic decisions.
For this reason, the theme for the 2022 UEIL Congress will be “Driving innovation – the lubricant industry on the move”.
From October 19 to October 21 in the beautiful city of Athens, Greece, we will explore the topic of innovation along different stages of the value chain, with the aim of understanding the regulatory environment and the tools at hand – as well as being inspired by success stories and case studies presented by the brightest European lubricant manufactures.
if you have any questions, please reach out to the UEIL Congress team (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you there!
Consult the 2022 UEIL Annual Congress draft programme here. Please note that the programme remains subject to change.
The 2022 UEIL Annual Congress will take place in the beautiful city of Athens, Greece.
The Congress will be held in the Divani Caravel Hotel in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. The hotel is easily accessible from Athens International Airport and is close to many of the top tourist attractions the city has to offer (see the hotel’s website for more information).
Congress delegates can contact the hotel directly to make a reservation – we encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience as rooms can book up quickly. Alternatively, there are many other hotels and accommodation options in the neighbourhood.
Please do contact the UEIL Congress team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
The Gala Dinner is the social highlight of the Congress and is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with other delegates and enjoy fine local cuisine and entertainment. This year’s Gala Dinner will take place at the stunning Eleon Loft, and is generously sponsored by LPC.
Gala Dinner tickets are included in the price of a full Congress ticket and can also be purchased separately for additional guests. Registrations can be done at the bottom of this page.
David Wright is Director-General of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association, a position he has held since November 2014.
The UK Lubricants Association is the trade association for the lubricants industry in the United Kingdom, covering the automotive, transportation, industrial and metalworking sectors.
Representing the majority of the lubricants Industry, the UKLA is actively engaged with other trade associations, such as UEIL, ORA, UKPIA on matters impacting the industry, through participation in consultation, representation and lobbying to UK and European Government and industry authorities.
It also provides its membership with industry networking events and knowledge sharing, through training and communications on industry developments and legislation.
Valentina is Vice President Engineered Fluids at Perstorp, a world leader in the specialty chemical market.
Valentina has over twenty years’ experience in the oil and lubricant industry, boasting several senior technical and commercial roles at Nynas, Calumet, and Koras. She is passionate about building bridges between the technical and the commercial sides of businesses, and creating solution-based business approaches.
Valentina holds a MS degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD degree in Chemical Plants from the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy). In addition, she holds a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from Åbo Akademi University (Finland).
She is the author of numerous scientific and technical publications, patents, and international presentations in the field of specialty oils and lubricants.
Since 2016 Valentina serves as President of UEIL.
Miltos Bantis holds the position of Managing Director of LPC S.A, a fully vertical supplier and trader of Lubricants, Greases and Other Petroleum products located in Greece, member of Motor Oil Hellas Group of Companies.
Miltos is a Chemical Engineer and has started his journey in LPC in 2005, undertaking continuously roles of increasing responsibility across the Supply Chain, becoming Plant Manager in 2014 and Managing Director in 2020. During his career, he has set up production plants, lead numerous refinery production Improvement projects, optimized organizational process flows, engineered the opening of new markets that have lead LPC to become a company serving more than 55 countries worldwide.
Moreover, he is leading the LPC ecosystem towards sustainable development where LPC’s re-refinery plays a key role in supporting Greece reaching its country WLO collection targets.
Currently Miltos serves as:
Martin Huemer is policy officer in the unit « Industry 5.0 » in the Directorate General « Research and Innovation » of the European Commission. Prior to his current duties, his work in the Commission focussed on key enabling technologies and on strategic aspects of energy research and innovation. From 1992 to 2002 he served as Austrian delegate in a number of committees and expert groups of the International Energy Agency and the European Union.
He holds a PhD in physics, area nonlinear optics.
The new paradigm of Industry 5.0 depicts a sustainable, human-centred and resilient industry. Industry 5.0 understands sustainability as a comprehensive vision, which goes beyond environmental and climate aspects and includes social sustainability as well.
William R. Downey Jr. is the Senior Vice President, Business Development for Novvi LLC. In this role, he is responsible for the market and business development activities at Novvi, reaching across OEMs, major oil companies and key independents, as well as distributors. He has used Novvi’s renewable technology platform, to drive Novvi’s SynNova® and Novvi base oil lines into the portfolio of its customers. Novvi’s customer are taking Novvi’s into conventional automotive, electric vehicles, and Industrial application.
Prior to joining Novvi, Bill was a Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants LLC, based in its New York and Boston offices, a member of both its Global Oil & Chemicals Competency Center, and its North American Management Team. Prior to joining Roland Berger, Bill Downey was Senior Vice President and Head of the Global Energy Practice at Kline & Company, a leading downstream petroleum, and lubricants consultancy.
He started his career in the lubricants business with the Royal Dutch Shell/ Group of Companies, in technology, lubricants, base oils and additives. Across these endeavors, he has 40 years of experience in the petroleum and chemical industry and is an expert in the lubricants, wax, and petroleum specialties value chains.
He has been a frequent speaker at important industry and trade association meetings. He has addressed and moderated ICIS Conferences in Dubai, London, New York, Jersey City, NJ, Sao Paulo, and Seoul. He has addressed the NPRA and its successor organization, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). He has served as a committee chair for ILMA and has delivered papers or sat on panels at three previous Annual Congresses of UEIL. He has been a by-lined contributor to industry journals, including Lube Report, Lubes ‘N Greases, Lubes ‘N Greases EAME to name just three.
Bill studied chemistry at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA) and holds an MBA from Rutgers Business School (RBS) in Newark, NJ. He lives in West Caldwell, NJ with his wife Nancy and they together have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. He is an active Scouter and serves as an advisor to the head coach of the Rutgers University Women’s Golf Team, where he leads a customized mentoring and personal branding program for the Team’s eight scholar athletes. He also serves on the Board of Director of the Children’s Health Institute of NJ, the biomedical research center dedicated to improving child health through the study of mechanisms underlying children’s diseases, part of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Mr. Miller is CEO of Biosynthetic Technologies a world leader in sustainable synthetic base oils. Prior to BT, he cofounded and was CEO of Terresolve Technologies, Ltd. An environmentally safe chemical products company. He led the organization from start-up until his exit, creating a multimillion dollar highly profitable, global industry leader. He has engineered, sold and marketed environmentally acceptable lubricants and base oils for over 30 years. Mr. Miller has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Manhattan College. He also sits on the Board for The National Foundation For Animal Rescue (NAFFAR) and he and his wife, Shari, have adopted more than their share of homeless critters.
Elisa Swanson-Parbäck is responsible for Perstorp’ s strategic marketing in Engineered Fluids and Synthetic Lubricants. Since joining the company in 2018, Mrs. Swanson-Parbäck has been active in various market segments also leading digital transformation initiatives cross the company. Her current focus is on Perstorp’ s sustainability agenda and the transformative journey the lubricants industry is on to reach net zero.
Prior to Perstorp, Mrs. Swanson-Parbäck has over 12 years’ experience from senior marketing roles at Axis Communications, a market leader in network video solutions. Ms. Swanson-Parbäck holds both a master’s degree in economics and business administration and a master’s degree in work- and organizational psychology from Lund University, Sweden.
Andreas Dodos received a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology from the University of Manchester, UK. He has spent the last 18 years at Eldon’s SA, with duties mainly focused on industrial and marine lubricants development. Since 2007 he has been actively involved in product stewardship with focus on global regulatory developments. He is a member in a number of professional bodies such as the ELGI, the Hellenic Maintenance Society and National Tribology Centre. Since 2010 he has been the Chairman of the European REACH Grease Thickener Consortium and he is currently serving on the ELGI Board of Directors. Andreas has extensive experience in formulation and application of lubricating grease and since 2018 he is CLGS certified by the NLGI – Certified Lubricating Grease Specialist.
Nick has worked in the industry for almost 25 years having started his career at Ethyl Petroleum Additives after completing his PhD. His first role was customer Technical Service for hydraulic and industrial additives and formulations. After the company changed to Afton Chemical Nick took on responsibility for driveline and tractor additives and formulations. Nick then joined Lubrizol in 2007 as heavy duty diesel engine oil formulator and was responsible for developing a new low SAPS 5W-30 platform as well as updating existing technologies. In 2012 Nick joined SK Lubricants as Global Technical Manager for the YUBASE base oils range. During this time Nick represented SK at ATIEL and other industrial meetings and was also a member and then chair of CEC before leaving SK.
In November 2020 Nick joined Vickers Oils as Technical Director where he has responsibility for over a third of staff on site including the lab, quality control, technical service and purchasing with the team providing innovative lubricants and greases for the marine, textile, food grade and industrial markets.
Sofia Öberg holds a MSc in Environmental Science at Gothenburg University and since her exam in 2001 she has worked with management systems and regulatory issues I various industries and organizations. She started her first company Öbergs miljö & kvalitetskonsult in 2002 and the focus has been regulatory and standards linked to environment, quality, health and safety, traceability and sustainability. She is also lead auditor for Iso 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 , FSC-COC and PEFC-COC. She also have several years of experience from supply chain audits. During 2019 she started 2Probity Registration to support the lubricant industry with the verifications linked to the food industry. Sofia brings together experiences and knowledge from over 20 years with a scientific base and broad understanding of different industries and a great interest in solving problems in a simple but correct way.
Alex has worked in the lubricant industry both as a distributor of additives as well as now having a focus on ultrasound blending technology. His time over the last few years has been spent on the development and data generation of the blending technology in order to prove benefits to both energy consumption and production time. Efforts are now going into rolling the technology out globally with several blenders across the UK and Germany becoming adopters.
The February 2022 edition of Lube Magazine featured an editorial written by Alex and intended to raise awareness within the market of more sustainable blending techniques that can be significantly less reliant on fossil fuel consumption and allow blenders to either close the gap towards or even exceed carbon neutral blending.
As a sports enthusiast, Sylvia knows that even the most high-end road bike doesn’t ride on its own. The best hiking boots do not carry one uphill. Only inner drive, the will to make a difference and the courage to go new ways bring one forward. The same applies to businesses looking to incorporate remote tank monitoring data into their every day decision making processes. Using fill level sensors alone will not change a company’s traditional business model of reactive product sales to proactive data-driven customer management and decision making.
And that’s exactly what the FoxInsights Head of Sales tells potential partners and clients: Fundamental change through innovation and data starts with the right mindset. It is however often the most challenging part of the transformation many supply & sales organizations need to undertake. In such a traditional industry it requires leadership support at the highest levels as well as a strategic focus to achieve data-based acting. It’s more than about just generating data, Sylvia and her team pride themselves on supporting FoxInsights partners, ensuring they have the confidence and ability they need to generate tangible value for their businesses.
Robbert has an extensive international background in the automotive and machine industry. Since 2018 he has been working for the Haynes Group, which included HaynesPro technical data and Oats lubricant services. In 2020 the Haynes Group was acquired by the French Group Infopro Digital.
As Business Development Manager Lubricant Data Europe, Robbert assists lubricant companies with developing the so-called online lubricant advisors and improving lubricant product presentation inside online parts catalogs mostly owned by car and truck parts distributors. The advantage of the InfoPro Digital group is that there is ample experience with cataloging business in general, and they have relationships with most parts distributors in Europe from which lubricant companies can benefit.
During this year’s UEIL congress, Robbert is present to participate in a panel discussion talking about data analyses to base lubricant product portfolio decisions upon. In case interested, please do not hesitate to contact Robbert to talk about Oats Analytics solutions that are covering many regions and countries around the world.
Steve Knapp’s inspirational selling techniques are still the cornerstone of Shell International. He rose through the ranks to become responsible for the success of the company’s sales teams right across the globe.
His thinking on changing buying behaviours, the sales leadership challenge and their direct impact on a sales culture have been in big demand.
The author of Modern Sales Leadership and Funnel Vision – Selling Made Easy, Steve provides sales training in an energetic, pragmatic, actionable and outcome-focused lessons that stick and deliver results.
Yana Wilkinson is vice president of Kline’s Energy practice, combining over 16 years of experience in management consulting, research and insight. She leads Kline’s global advisory and research business in Energy, focusing on the lubricant value chain from base oils to numerous end-use sectors and adjacencies related to passenger and commercial mobility, and industrial applications. Kline Energy helps clients with a wide range of needs globally – from market research, trend tracking and forecasting to supporting marketing and strategy development, identifying organic and inorganic growth avenues, and providing M&A support.
Previously, Yana worked in strategy consulting and in the water and environment industry. Yana holds a Master’s degree in international relations as well as an MBA from the Copenhagen Business School. Based in London, she grew up in Ukraine and considers herself lucky to have travelled, lived and worked in numerous countries and cultures in Europe and around the world.
Thomas Norrby was born in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1997, he graduated with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a Thesis on Artificial Photosynthesis, from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
His current position with Nynas AB is as Technical Manager for the application area Lubricants.
His main tasks include Naphthenic base oil products development and lubricant application model studies. This includes technical demonstrators, often in joint projects with customers and end-users.
New and exciting knowledge and findings are disseminated through technical marketing, lecturing and presentations.
Thomas Norrby also holds a chair as Adjunct Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), at the Department of Machine Design. The focus of his industrial research is tribology and Tribochemical investigations of base oils and lubricants.
John is Head of Global Business Development (Energy Technologies) at Cargill and UEIL Sustainability Committee Vice-Chair and Lead for the Communications WG.
John is now 35-year into his Lubricants Industry career. After completing his degree in Chemistry, John joined ICI in 1987 before transferring with Uniqema to Croda in 2006, and this year from Croda to Cargill.
John’s previous roles include Technical Application Specialist (Industrial and Automotive Lubricants) and Global Marketing Manager (Synthetic Base Oils and Additives).
John was one of the original members of the UEIL Sustainability Task Force, which formed in March 2019 and he joined the UEIL Sustainability Committee in June 2020, as a UKLA representative.
John also Chair’s ATC’s – Sustainability Sub-Committee, and therefore spends a large part of his working time on sustainability related activities.
Holly Alfano joined the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) as CEO in 2015, bringing over 25 years of experience working with associations representing the petroleum industry. Before coming to ILMA, she served as vice president of government affairs for NATSO, an association representing truck stops and travel plazas. Prior to that, she was vice president of the PMAA, which represents fuel retailers and wholesale distributors of petroleum. Alfano has extensive experience dealing with U.S. regulatory agencies and Congress on a wide range of environmental, transportation and workplace issues.
Jacquie is an Industry Liaison Advisor for Infineum UK Ltd., responsible for the relationship management with several key engine manufacturers. She has a pivotal role in the delivery of technology development programs, providing the link between the Infineum technology organisation and engine manufacturers, to ensure maximum value for marketing investment.
Jacquie began her career at Infineum in 1999 as a Technologist within the Lubricant Development Technical Service. She moved to the US in 2000 continuing her work in lubricant development and has subsequently held several roles in the UK as a Sales Account Manager, in Supply working on REACh implementation and within the Technology function. In her current Industry Liaison role, she represents Infineum in several industry committees; is President of the Additive Technical Committee (ATC), and Board member of the UK Lubricants Association.
Marco was appointed as President of ATIEL the Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry in 2018. A Brussels-based transport industry expert, Marco has 15 + years’ experience of positioning and lobbying in Brussels on behalf of transport organizations.
Prior to his appointment, Digioia was director for Government Affairs at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe and member of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum.
Prior to that, he worked for several road hauliers associations at the national and European level and was also transport expert representing businesses at the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).
He holds a Master’s Degree in Law with a Specialization in European Affairs, International Relations and Diplomacy.
Terry Dicken is a Chartered chemist and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in applied chemistry and a MSc in Instrumental chemical analysis. Having worked for a number of lubricant companies, in: research and development, technical services & marketing and technology transfer.
He is currently Managing Director of Global Lubricants Ltd a speciality lubricants company he founded in the UK in 1997. But also works as an independent consultant for several companies on REACH compliance.
He has published many papers on lubrication and is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Terry has been Chairman of ELGI (European Lubricating Grease Institute) since 1998 and is also Chairman of the Institute of Energy’s cutting fluids test methods panel, STC5 a role he has fulfilled since the early 80’s.
For sponsorship opportunities, please consult the 2022 UEIL Sponsorship Brochure below.
We are delighted to introduce you to the sponsors of the 2022 UEIL Congress – a huge thanks to them for their support!
LPC S.A. is active in the industrial production of base lubricants, the production and trade of packaged lubricant products as well as in the trade of paraffin and other petroleum products. LPC’s primary objective is the provision of quality products and services which meet the consumers’ needs, with responsibility towards the society and the environment.
Through an ever-developing and friendly sales network, the company offers its services to individuals and professionals, providing solutions for the movement and lubrication of every motor type and mechanical application. At the same time, placing particular emphasis on the protection of the environment, the company is innovative by developing activities and productive methods that contribute to the protection of the environment.
ABN Resource are global recruitment consultants to the lubricant, additive and base oil industry. Specialising in retained search for hard-to-find talent in Executive, Sales, Operations, and Technical positions. Our vision is to provide growth through happy, high performing people that make a safer & more sustainable world.
BRB International BV is a dynamic and innovative company, providing technology solutions in the Silicones, Lube oil Additives and Chemicals space. In September 2019, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), one of the largest integrated chemicals producers in Southeast Asia, acquired Da Vinci Group BV, widely known as BRB. With this acquisition, BRB’s business units Silicones, Lube Oil Additives and Chemicals are the new segments that PCG has entered as part of its step-out strategy to pursue growth in specialty chemicals.
Chemlube is the exclusive distributor of ADbase, ADNOC’s Group III+ base oils into the European Market. ADNOC Group III+ base oils are high-quality base oils that meet the most demanding requirements for high-end motor oil applications. Chemlube distributes ADNOC ADbase to customers through Europe by barge, trucks, flexibags, iso-containers and rail from terminals located in Le Havre, France, Hemiksem Belgium, and Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Available ADbase products include ADbase 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8cst c.St
With very high VI, very low Noack , and excellent cold properties and CCS, ADbase has outstanding technical properties widely recognized in the market. ADbase is designed to meet today’s more stringent emission regulations and the technical requirements of modern, low fuel consumption vehicles.
As additional approvals are obtained for ADNOC ADbase Group III+ Base Oils, Chemlube is systematically expanding its customer base. With the support of ADNOC, Chemlube is committed to developing long term supply relationships with European customers of all sizes. Depending upon the needs of particular customers, Chemlube can supply on a spot basis or can enter into longer term supply arrangements.
Chevron Base Oils provides a global slate of premium Group II base oils. Our technically substitutable base oils produced at multiple plants are made available from a network of regional supply hubs centrally located near the world’s largest lubricant markets. Our base oils are suitable for more than 90% of the worlds formulating needs for automotive and industrial lubricants. We work closely with lubricant manufactures, additive companies, original equipment manufactures and industry groups such as API, SAE, ILSAC and ACEA to advance industry standards that protect engine performance while enabling environmental compliance for new engine designs.
EKO ABEE is a major player in the Greek domestic fuel & lubricants market, subsidiary of HELLENIC PETROLEUM GROUP OF COMPANIES (one of the leading energy groups in South East Europe).
Through its lubricants production plant & trading of finished products, EKO ABEE is the customer’s preferred choice in the lubricants market.
The company is growing steadily by:
ELDON’S was established in 1975 and today is one of the largest production and trading companies in Greece, offering a full range of synthetic and conventional lubricants, greases and special products (such as emulsions, special motor liquids, etc.).
Since its foundation, the company is in a constant state of expansion. For almost 5 decades, ELDON’Shas consistently provided high technical expertise, know-how and robust specialization in the lubrication industry.
Ergon is the global leader in specialty base oils, serving as a trusted partner to customers in more than 90 countries around the world. A source of innovative solutions for the base oil industry, Ergon offers products of the highest quality, as well as industry-leading manufacturing practices and a global supply and distribution network.
Committed to meeting present and future market needs for solvency and viscosity, the family-owned company has a long history of investing in technologies and integrated logistics — with an average of 93% of earnings reinvested over the past five years.
FUCHS is a global Group with German roots that develops, produces and distributes lubricants and related specialties. The FUCHS product program comprises more than 10,000 products and related services in six key categories: Automotive Lubricants, Industrial Lubricants, Lubricating Greases, Metal Processing Lubricants, Special Application Lubricants and Services.
In close contact with its customers, FUCHS develops holistic, innovative and custom-made solutions for the most diverse applications. As a lubricant manufacturer, FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, for safety and reliability, for efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS stands for a promise: technology that pays back.
IMCD is a global leader in the distribution and formulation of speciality chemicals and ingredients, providing solutions to their partners. IMCD’s long-standing partnerships with leading suppliers enable us to offer a comprehensive and synergistic portfolio, complementary to the formulation needs of their customers.
IMCD Lubricants & Energy offers base oils and additive components and packages used in automotive and industrial oils and greases. They also supply a range of speciality chemicals that can be used across all parts of the oil, gas and fuel markets, from upstream exploration, to mid-stream processing (storing and transportation), through to downstream refineries, petrochemical plants and final processing of the fuels used by consumers at the end of the supply chain.
In their Technical Centres, they perform tests on products and evaluate recommended formulations by mimicking performance in real life applications. These testing capabilities are perfect for customers and suppliers who do not have access to their own instruments or labs.
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) is the voice of the North American lubricants industry. Member companies help stimulate $14.4 billion in sales activity and $7.2 million in GDP each year, and produce more than a quarter of the automotive lubricants and three-quarters of the metalworking fluids in North America. Most are still privately owned, and many have been family-owned for generations.
Ingevity is a leading global manufacturer of high-performing specialty additives used in metalworking fluid, industrial lubricant, low-sulfur diesel fuel and grease applications. For more than 70 years, Ingevity has supplied the lubricants market with sustainable solutions derived from tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) and distilled tall oil (DTO), which provide unique performance properties including surface activation, co-emulsification, corrosion inhibition and solvency in various formulations.
Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations for over 60 years.
Our clients in the lubricants, baseoils, and additives value chain require pragmatic and impactful ways to direct their strategies and commercial practices toward achieving the SDGs and carbon impact objectives relative to their industries. The paths that they set today will be of critical importance as regulators, investors, customers, and employees demand transparency, commitment, and a clearly defined, measurable plan of action. The Kline Team is here to support our clients across the lubricants value chain by providing industry-specific resources, custom research, and expert advice as they set their businesses up for a successful and sustainable future.
LUMAR is a company specialized in base fluids and chemical additives for the formulation of industrial lubricants, greases, metalworking fluids, antifreeze, and corrosion protection fluids. LUMAR’s professionals, with extensive experience in the sector, have developed a broad and complementary range of products, covering all the customer’s technical needs.
LUMAR creates complicities by supporting our clients with technical assistance, consulting, and tailored logistics services. Our global organization is at your disposal to provide you with the best products and services, giving you efficient and personalized attention to satisfy both your technical and commercial requests.
As a leading specialty chemicals innovator, Perstorp knows that little things make a powerful difference. Using nature’s tiniest building blocks, they can help advance everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world.
For more than 30 years, SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has been a respected and recognised independent marketer and distributor. Based in London, we have been supplying demanding customers in Europe and the wider African and Middle Eastern markets for many years. SIP has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios, covering a wide range of base fluids for many product applications.
We are especially known for our extensive range of viscosity grades of mineral white oils with Halal and Kosher approvals, and our premium oils for industrial and drilling applications. We manage our own vessel and road tanker operations in-house, based around our own storage hub in North West Europe. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver where our competitors cannot by giving tight lead times, support for unusual viscosity grades, and our own experienced in-house technical services and operations team who offer a bespoke service.
The Zeller+Gmelin Group is represented in 12 countries worldwide. Whether it is about high-quality industrial lubricants, Divinol lubricants and separating agents, chemical products or radiation-curing printing inks and varnishes – Zeller + Gmelin are the competent partner for highest demands.