OUR HISTORY

Whether production site, licensee or joint venture
– it is our subsidiaries that have made PETROFER what it is today.

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OUR HERITAGE AND FUTURE

Today, PETROFER is one of the world’s leading companies for industrial lubricants, specialised fluids and process technologies, with locations in 70 countries around the globe. With 15 subsidiaries, five joint ventures and diverse licensees, we produce our high-quality products in 12 independent production sites, meeting the individual requirements of our customers.

Whether production site, licensee or joint venture – it is our subsidiaries that have made PETROFER what it is today: a naturally grown, strongly customer focussed, ethical with family values, global player within our industry.



1948
Foundation of the company near Hanover.
1956
Moved to Hildesheim and production plant opened
1974
PETROFER Chemie Ges. mbH, Austria
1991
Japanese licensee
1992
PETROFER (Schweiz) AG, Switzerland
PETROFER Benelux BV
PETROFER Asia Ltd., Hongkong
1993
PETROFER UK PLC
1994
Shanghai PETROFER, P.R. China
PETROFER South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
Indonesian licensee
1995
PETROFER S.à.r.l., France
PETROFER A.S., Turkey
PETROFER Bulgaria
1996
PETROFER-Polska sp. z o.o.
1997
PETROFER Italia s.r.l.
2000
American licensee
2003
PETROFER Latinoamericana S.A. de C.V., Mexico
2005
PETROCARE Co., Ltd. Shanghai
Hardcastle PETROFER PVT. Ltd., India (Joint Venture)
2007
Thai licensee
2011
New plant for South Africa
2013
New plant for Mexico
2014
Establishing PETROFER do Brasil Ltda. (Joint Venture)
2017
New laboratory/Global Technology Centre Hildesheim
2019
New production plant for Tianjin, P.R. China
New production plant for Turkey
2020
PETROFER LUBRICANTS ROMANIA SRL, Romania
2021
New production plant for Mexico

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