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.