Christmas came early for wire lubricating specialist firm
The company, with offices in China, India and Brazil, received
its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in December at its
Manchester, UK, headquarters from Mrs Edith Conn, Her
Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.
The innovation award was made to Metalube for inventing OCG
6000, a synthetic grease that protects over-head line electrical
The corrosion-preventing grease can operate at over 200ºC with
an operational life exceeding 20 years.
OCG 6000 extends the lives of conductors and, ultimately,
saves capital investments by delaying future renewal of pylon
This is the second successive year that the company has been
bestowed a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Exporting to over 86
countries worldwide, the company won in the International
Trade category in 2013.
Robert Brown, managing director, said: “It is a tremendously
proud day for Metalube and I am particularly delighted for the
company’s many innovators, who work in our laboratory.
“It is their skills that set us apart, and for one of our ground-breaking
products to be publicly recognised is a great compliment.”
The company manufactures a range of non-ferrous drawing
oils and maintenance lubricants as well as a variety of corrosion
protection and forming oils. This experienced exporter employs
Metalube Ltd – UK
Second Queen’s award for Metalube
Managing director Robert Brown receives the Queen’s Award from Mrs Edith Conn,
Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester