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CASSIDA food grade lubricants

CASSIDA food grade lubricants

FUCHS LUBRITECH GmbH: Werner-Heisenberg-Straße 1 · 67661 Kaiserslautern/Germany · Tel.: +49 (0) 6301 3206-0 · Fax: +49 (0) 6301 3206-940 info@fuchs-lubritech.de · www.fuchs-lubritech.com


Significantly wider product range with unchanged high quality FUCHS LUBRITECH (FLT) will sell the food grade lubricants of the CASSIDA and FM brands worldwide

With effect from 1 October 2010, FUCHS PETROLUB AG of Mannheim, Germany, has taken over the worldwide food grade lubricants business from Shell International Petroleum of London. The acquisition encompasses not only the technical know-how, including formulas and approvals, but also the complete customer base and the trademark rights. The product range covers the CASSIDA and FM brands as well as the specialities from the SUGAR MILL series, all of which will continue to exist. For customers of FUCHS and FLT the takeover represents the completion of a range of lubricants for the food and beverage industry.

What organisational changes will there be? The operational business is handled by FUCHS LUBRITECH of Kaiserslautern, Germany. All activities are incorporated in the newly established FLT Food division which is responsible for the sales and marketing of food grade products. The division is supported in this by numerous subsidiaries and distributors around the world, which together form a global network. The lubricants for the food industry that are already successfully marketed by FUCHS under the trademark GERALYN will be gradually integrated into the CASSIDA brand, which functions as the new lead brand. In Germany the sister company BREMER & LEGUIL GmbH (B & L) of Duisburg, will serve the end customer business. B & L has established its own range of food-related approved lubricants under the RIVOLTA lead brand with the F.L. / F.L.G. product range and has acquired an excellent reputation in the food and beverage industry. The RIVOLTA range is not affected by the takeover, but is supplemented in certain segments by the CASSIDA range.

What can you also expect from us in future? Against this organisational background we can now offer you an even more extensive range of food grade lubricants. The CASSIDA range represents not only a significant extension, but also a meaningful addition with regard to many areas of application. We are now able to cover the large range of needs of food and beverage producing and processing companies as well as the manufacturers of peripheral packaging systems to even greater extent than before, even in the case of very special requirements. It is important that you know: we guarantee that the proven CASSIDA and FM products will continue to be available in the familiar high quality in future. The excellent advisory skills of our sales team and intensive support by our field service employees ensure that you are able to find and effectively use the optimum lubricant for every application in the food and beverage industry.

Why are food grade lubricants so important? All lubricating greases and oils used directly in the production, processing and packing not only of foodstuffs and beverages, but also of animal fodder, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and tobacco products, must satisfy very special requirements. If they conform to these requirements, they are registered within certain classifications by the American non-profit organisation NSF International of Ann Arbor/Michigan. The NSF registrations are oriented to the strict regulations of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are considered to be the worldwide standard. The international standards lay down definitions and hygiene-related requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of those lubricants that could incidently come into contact with products during production and processing. Such contamination could occur, for example, during procedures such as the transmission of heat or power, or the lubrication or anticorrosion treatment of machines. All of the food-grade lubricants offered by us have been checked by NSF International and have successfully passed extensive tests. Hence, the respective NSF classification can be found on all CASSIDA and FM products.

About us The internationally operative FUCHS LUBRITECH Group, whose head office is in Kaiserslautern, Germany, has been engaged for more than 60 years in the development and manufacture of special lubricants for the most diverse applications. As an independent division within the FUCHS PETROLUB AG of Mannheim, the world’s leading supplier of lubricants among the independent companies, FUCHS LUBRITECH achieved turnover of 117 million Euros in 2009 with over 400 employees. The business activities of the FUCHS LUBRITECH Group are concentrated, as its core competence, on special lubricants and release agents for numerous branches of industry. In addition to the food and beverage industry these are, for example, agriculture, the automotive industry and railway operators, the building industry, the glass and cement industries, the wind power industry, the steel industry, forging industry and a large number of mechanical engineering companies. The range extends to over 1,000 special products in total. Beside the German sites the international group has locations in England, France, USA, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China and India as well as distributors and partners in more than 60 countries who guarantee the availability of FUCHS LUBRITECH products.

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