U.K. Lubes Firm Upgrades Site

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Exol Lubricants announced March 1 it is investing more than 2 million (U.S. $2.6 million) to redevelop its head office and manufacturing site in the United Kingdom.

Redevelopment of the 120,000 square foot site in Wednesbury, West Midlands, will start in July 2013, and is expected to take six months to complete, Exol said in a news release. The independent lubricants manufacturer noted it is completely overhauling the site to create a more efficient, economical and environmentally-friendly manufacturing facility.

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The project will include demolition of the current Victorian building and creation of a modern, steel-framed, purpose-built facility, which will house a new research laboratory and production line. The redevelopment is designed to provide a natural link throughout all company buildings, and will include a new entrance/exit to the site to enforce a one-way system.

The redevelopment of our head office and manufacturing facility has been meticulously planned and designed to ensure customers benefit from an enhanced level of service from Exol Lubricants, said Steve Dunn, Exol Lubricants sales director. It will create a much more efficient manufacturing process, along with enhanced communication throughout the various company departments.

The company also said it will soon announce improvements it is making at its bulk blending site in Rotherham.

Exol Lubricants supplies lubricants and associated products for passenger car, commercial vehicle, agricultural, rail and industrial applications.