Exol Lubricants invests £2million

Exol Lubricants, the UK’s largest independent lubricants manufacturer, is investing more than £2 million in redeveloping its head office and manufacturing site, based in Wednesbury, West Midlands.

The company, which supplies lubricants and associated products for car, commercial vehicle, agricultural, rail and industrial applications, is completely overhauling the current site to create a more efficient, economical and environmentally-friendly manufacturing facility.

This will include the demolition of the current Victorian building and the creation of a modern, steel-framed, purpose-built premises, which will house a new research laboratory and production line. The redevelopment is designed to provide a natural link throughout all company buildings and a new entrance / exit to the site to enforce a one-way system will also be implemented.

Exol Lubricants is one of only a number of process companies in the world that operates a Kanban manufacturing process, which originated at Toyota. It is a scheduling system for controlling the logistical supply chain to ensure lean and just-in-time production.

Steve Dunn, Exol Lubricants sales director, said: “The redevelopment of our head office and manufacturing facility has been meticulously planned and designed to ensure customers benefit from an enhanced level of service from Exol Lubricants. It will create a much more efficient manufacturing process, along with enhanced communication throughout the various company departments.”

The redevelopment of the 120,000sqft site will commence in July 2013 and is expected to take six months to complete.

Exol Lubricants is also making improvements to its Rotherham site, which will be announced shortly.