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March 2015


Christmas came early for wire lubricating specialist firm

Metalube Ltd.

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

34 people.

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