Many parts of our technical world would come to a standstill without specialty lubricants. Drive units wouldn’t work, machines would be unable to produce and water wouldn’t flow through the pipes. Thanks to specialty lubricants from Klüber Lubrication, though, all of these things can continue to function, and do so efficiently, sustainably and reliably – often without even being noticeable by the consumer. For best results, we tailor our specialty lubricant solutions to meet the exact needs of our customers with a focus on two essential core areas: innovation and sustainability. With innovative technology, we promote sustainability, laying the foundation for a world in which industry and environment go hand in hand. Protection of the environment is what motivates us to continuously develop our products – and it’s our customers that benefit the most.
What’s next? Everything is changing. Every day. We have to keep up. Constantly improve, always move forward. The future isn’t a given. It is up to us to shape it, pushing forward with vigour and purpose. And our employees will come with you on this journey!
Let’s keep moving together and stay one step ahead: Moving ahead together.
Spotting trends early, identifying gaps in the market and turning ideas into tangible, tribological solutions, products and services: innovation doesn’t just happen by chance, it’s the result of our targeted innovation management and systematic research and development.
We’re always on the search for the next step and a better solution. It’s what drives us. Together we can move ahead. That’s why we are bringing together people, technologies and knowledge from all kinds of areas.
"Every innovation starts with an idea – or, in my area of expertise, organic chemistry, in the lab with a revolutionary formula. The interaction of the various basic elements in this formula is crucial and sets the course for the end product, ultimately influencing its properties and quality. I have been working in the R&D Pre-Development department at Klüber Lubrication for five years. This is where we develop the fundamentals for the lubricant innovations of the future. Using base oils made from regenerative resources, we are paving the way towards sustainable, powerful products whose performance is no less impressive than that of mineral oil-based solutions. Klüber Lubrication has the highest of standards, which means we are continuously working on improving our products so that we can provide our customers with the most innovative lubricants."
Dr. Ling Ma, Senior Professional Developer
Our innovation culture is based on decades of experience as a lubricant specialist and a distinct understanding of our customers’ requirements. Innovation doesn’t happen when you stick to the status quo – it comes from thinking of the requirements of tomorrow, today.
We are always moving forward, developing new ideas every day to meet the needs of our customers, all with an eye to the future. Customers of Klüber Lubrication expect products of the highest quality – and it’s our mission to provide them.
"In chemistry, the smallest of changes to substances can have the biggest of impacts. That’s why it’s essential for me as a chemical engineer to have a keen eye for the smallest details. When it comes to the state of our products, both we at Klüber Lubrication, and the customers that use our specialty lubricants every day, want to stay in the know. This is the only way to ensure that our solutions meet our high quality standards and guarantee their stability in use. In my department for chemical analytics, we strive to constantly monitor the condition of our specialty lubricants. With innovative technology, such as our data-based condition monitoring approach, we take our high standards in quality control to the next level to identify potential complications before they become a problem for our customers. At Klüber Lubrication, we know our products and continuously review their excellent quality."
Claudia Hein, Chemical Analytics: Innovations & Special Projects
Our specialists expand their knowledge through methods and techniques to better identify and understand the needs of the market and our customers, and translate these needs into measurable utility. Our strive towards innovation is seen largely in the commitment of our employees, 200 of which work in the Research and Development department alone. With 13 labs across the globe, 10 sites for R&D and more than 110 test benches, we are a true driver of innovation.
For more information on innovation, and how Klüber Lubrication develops technology that offers many different benefits, visit: Innovation at Klüber Lubrication.
Reduced costs and increased efficiency thanks to lower lubricant consumption and economical dosing, as well as lower energy demand thanks to low friction coefficients for reduced CO2 emissions: at Klüber Lubrication, sustainability and environmental protection go hand-in-hand with productivity and profitability.
The most impressive progress is often made through many small steps. Our employees work day in, day out to help you to achieve your sustainability targets.
"Sustainability is a concept I have been committed to for over 30 years and it is something that I actively practise in my daily life. It was right back at the start of my studies in business administration in 1989 that I first began to devote my energy to the idea of reconciling the concerns of the environment and the economy. The fact that, as it stands, we are currently using twice as many resources as would be permissible for sustainable operation and damaging both biodiversity and the climate in doing so, shows me that setting sustainability targets is now more important than ever. As the Sustainability Manager at Klüber Lubrication, I, together with our global team, am in the position to make changes to improve our future. Our agenda is clear: to reduce CO2 emissions, energy use and resource consumption, and minimise our environmental impact. And this doesn’t just apply to the production of our specialty lubricants. More importantly, it also applies to the processes of our customers. Together with our customers, we are not only aiming to improve sustainability. We are striving to increase efficiency to create value for the environment, mankind and the company in equal measure."
Markus Hermann, Global Sustainability Manager
We help our customers to act responsibly when it comes to people and nature. For the many industrial applications in which lubricants can come into contact with the environment we offer biodegradable, eco-friendly specialty lubricants that are certified under international standards.
For us, efficiency and sustainability don’t have to be conflicting goals – we bring the two together with our lubricants. This creates value for our customers in many different ways:
Our passionate employees develop sustainability concepts that are translated directly into the Klüber Lubrication products and services to make your business more environmentally compatible in the future.
"It is especially important for businesses to promote sustainability and protect the environment from unnecessary damage in a proactive, not just a responsive way. After all, when it comes to waste, it’s better to prevent it from being generated in the first place, rather than dealing with its disposal afterwards. The issue of sustainability has been a cause close to my heart since I was a young child – I have always felt an urge to be in nature. At just five years old I tended to my very first flowerbed. I didn’t have to think much about choosing to study biology. To make waves in the area of ecology and environmental protection, however, I was drawn towards business. At Klüber Lubrication, they share my philosophy, developing products that are developed in-house with sustainability in mind. By making our energy and resource consumption more efficient, improving biodegradability and reducing toxicity, we are not only reducing our impact on nature, we are also protecting the people and businesses that work with our lubricants."
Stella Rochlitzer, Global Head of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment)
We also improve sustainability whenever we develop new products and services or modify existing ones – and we do this across the entire value-added chain: from raw materials, processing and packaging to customer benefit and lifecycle management.
With our know-how, we offer our customers support across the globe – and we never lose sight of the environment, supply security and resource conservation.
For more information on how Klüber Lubrication can help you and your business become more sustainable with specialty lubricants and services, visit: Sustainability at Klüber Lubrication.
The partnership with our customers goes far beyond offering state-of-the-art specialty lubricants. Year in, year out, we strive to make savings in the millions of euros for our customers, all under the mantra: tailored, measurable, sustainable.
As a service partner, we help you to increase efficiency in your operation and save energy. We highlight potential for reducing lubricant consumption and help you to ensure fewer breakdowns, establish longer maintenance intervals and improve overall production system performance. And better yet, almost all industries can profit from it.
"There is almost no area that is able to drive forward the issue of sustainability with the help of innovative solutions and digital technologies as effectively as the heavy industry. I have been responsible for the mining division at Klüber Lubrication for a few years now as well as the overarching aim of me and my team to make this field more environmentally compatible. In practice, innovative technologies are the key to ensuring that nature and business can coexist more effectively. As a passionate skier who is lucky enough to live right next to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, protecting our environment is an issue very close to my heart. The innovative lubricant solutions that we develop at Klüber Lubrication, and offer to our customers alongside our expertise, go a long way in the pursuit of sustainability. Our extensive portfolio of energy-efficient and environmentally compatible products combined with digital services show that we are on the right path – and we have the data to back this up."
Justin Koozer, Head of Global Mining
Our experts are always by your side, offering extensive know-how and services to help you keep up with ever-increasing regulations. Together, we can improve quality, safety and compliance, all while boosting your company’s success.
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Issues such as innovative power, sustainability and quality are hard to measure in numbers – but we can measure the success fostered by these values. A brief profile of Klüber Lubrication:
From mechanical engineering to the food-processing industry – the needs of our customers differ massively from one business area to the next. Every industry needs lubricants which meet the specific requirements of the industry and the respective manufacturer/operator.
For example, the textile industry needs lubricants that can be washed out, while the wood-working industry needs lubricants that can withstand high temperatures. We do everything we can to meet the needs of our customers for full satisfaction. See for yourself and find out more about the fields of application of our lubricants.
Klüber Lubrication is a business division of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG and has been part of the Freudenberg Group, with its headquarters in Weinheim, Germany, since 1966. Founded over 170 years ago by Carl Johann Freudenberg, Freudenberg is a family-owned company with an international focus incorporating a total of 16 business groups. Long-term orientation, financial solidarity and the skills and experience of over 50,000 employees are the pillars of the Freudenberg Group’s success.
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