Metalube Partners with Blachford in North America
20th 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 nonferrous 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 nonferrous 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 regi-on 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 offi-ces 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.
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