Klüber Lubrication is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants; it is a business group of Freudenberg that has had business ties with Indian customers since 1920. P.P Basistha visits Klüber Lubrication India’s facility at Mysore to see the production of specialty lubricants.
For over 9 decades, Klüber Lubrication has been providing major global OEMs with tribological solutions and supply of specialty lubricants. It has proved to be a reliable partner for companies engaged in industries such as mechanical engineering, plant design, automotive, transportation, heavy industries, conventional and renewable energies etc.
Klüber’s extensive industry-specific knowledge, state-of-the-art research and test center, as well as highly trained sales experts, enable it to develop products which offer better performance, durability, and lower maintenance. Products are also customized to meet customers’ application needs to provide value added solutions to protection of all types of equipment and machineries. Services include engineering solutions, Lubricant Condition monitoring and machine monitoring with digital interfaces to meet customer-specific requirements.
In India, the company’s specialty lubricants are available under the brands of Klüber, Summit and OKS, which are produced at its facility in Mysore. Surrounded by lush greenery, the facility’s production systems and processes include stringent tests, high levels of safety, and consistent quality control at every phase of production.
Mysore facility has adequate storage for Base oils procured in tankers and a state-of-the-art Warehouse facility equipped with VNAs and Material management system. The kettles are connected through pipelines systems from the storage tanks for efficient and effective transfer as per the requirement into the production shopfloor. The raw materials are imported from Global Standard Suppliers to maintain high level of quantity consistencies. All the raw materials are tested and approved for usage by the in-house quality control. Quality Control department is equipped with latest testing instruments and equipment.
Global Manufacturing Standards are followed to ensure consistent quality and specification of the different types of high-performance greases and oils. The final product is passed through special milling and filtration system to maintain uniformity of the grease and consistent performance in the application.
Solvent based lubricants for maintenance applications are produced in a separate facility within the site having high level of safety standards which includes Flame proof fittings, Static Electricity dissipation, Solvent Sensors, Oxygen Monitors, Inert Gas blanketing etc.
The company also has the highly automated refilling facility to pack materials in smaller packs as per the customer requirements.
The R&D facility along with highly advanced Tribology lab supports customers to develop new products, Benchmarking products and provide value added solutions to the customers. The tribological facility is also being used for quality control of the manufactured products prior to approval.