Vickers Oils expands operations with its purpose-built facility for Food Grade Lubricants and Greases in Hunslet, Leeds

Peter Vickers and Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central cutting the opening ribbon.

Vickers Oils proudly announced the formal opening of its second manufacturing facility in Hunslet, Leeds, dedicated to the production of Vickers Oils Food Grade Lubricants and greases range. This momentous occasion marks a significant milestone for the company.

The inaugural ceremony, graced by respectable guests including The Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central, showcased Vickers Oils’ unwavering commitment to innovation and long-term sustainability.

Hilary Benn, reflecting on his previous visit to the company during the opening of their new laboratory in 2019, commended Vickers Oils for its sustainable and forward-thinking approach, emphasising the positive impact the new facility will have on both the business and the local community.

The event, attended by a diverse audience comprising industry professionals, educational partners, local councillors, and the dedicated Vickers Oils team involved a guided tour of the premises, complemented by cupcakes and coffee sourced from local businesses, further highlighting Vickers Oils’ commitment to supporting the community.

Paul Vann, Managing Director of Vickers Oils, expressed his excitement about the new facility, describing it as a pivotal step in the company’s strategic business diversification journey. He emphasised Vickers Oils’ dedication to delivering unparalleled quality and service to customers in the Food Grade lubricants market, setting new benchmarks for excellence.

The facility stands as a testament to Vickers Oils’ dedication to innovation, sustainability, and adherence to the highest standards of quality and safety. With its self-contained operations, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 21469 standards, Halal and Kosher certifications, and NSF H1 & 3H registered lubricants and greases, this facility ensures the utmost quality and integrity of its products, significantly reducing the risk of cross-contamination.

Vickers Oils remains committed to driving industry innovation and delivering superior solutions to its customers worldwide, further strengthening its position as a trusted leader in the lubricants and greases industry.

About the company

Vickers Oils is a privately-run family business, established in the UK in 1828, with a worldwide reputation as a reliable and innovative formulator, manufacturer and supplier of high performance, specialty lubricants.

In 2002, Vickers Oils launched the world’s first biodegradable stern tube oil and now supply thousands of vessels with our award-winning range of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) delivered globally.

Now, as the company approaches 200 years in business, we are excited to deliver this dedication to quality, ethics, and service across a new range of products, setting a new standard for the food and beverage industry.

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