Metalube Partners with Blachford in North America

23 May 2019

Leading international lubricant manufacturers, Metalube and H.L. Blachford Ltd have announced a North American partnership at Interwire 2019 in Atlanta.

The two companies exhibited together from Booth 505, from the 14th – 16th May 2019.  The partnership between H.L Blachford Ltd and Metalube will initially focus on selling Metalube’s high quality, non-ferrous copper and aluminium wire drawing lubricants across United States, Canada and Mexico.

Mike Cundari, the President of H.L. Blachford Ltd says:  “This is a very exciting time for us.  We have been working to develop our relationship with Metalube for some years now and we are delighted with the exceptional quality of the non-ferrous lubricants they produce.  We look forward to a long and fruitful joint venture.”

H.L. BLACHFORD LTD is a privately owned company, founded in 1921, with production facilities in Canada, the United States, and England.  Blachford’s ferrous and non-ferrous wire drawing products are sold under the trade name Chemdraw®.

Douglas Hunt, the Commercial Director of Metalube adds: “This partnership is also excellent news for Metalube.  Blachford has a highly established presence in North America and like us are a privately-owned family business with a similar ethos.  They have superb relationships with all of the key non-ferrous wire drawing producers in the region and we are highly confident that our products will be very well received here.”

METALUBE is part of the Bishopdale Group, a private holding company for a group of industrial lubricants brands – Metalube, Molyslip and UOP.  The company exports 95% of its production to over 90 countries worldwide and has offices in Manchester, Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai.  From its headquarters in Irlam, Manchester the company has a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility, including new state-of-the-art laboratories. Research and development are key to the business and it is constantly investing in the METALUBE® Technology Centre to ensure technical excellence and innovation across its entire range of products and services.

Metalube Limited

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