History

ANDEROL pioneered the use of synthetic oils at the start of World War Two when our founder Dr Robert Lee Anderson developed the world’s first approved synthetic lubricant for airplanes in 1941. With mineral oil in short supply during this period the development of synthetic solutions was revolutionary, enabling military planes to fly long distances without suffering catastrophic engine over-heating. Our synthetic lubricants were also an essential solution during this period for use in the military.

It was in the 1950’s that our diversification into new markets began in earnest, and we began developing synthetic lubricant solutions that far outshone the competition in terms of their quality and performance.

By the 1960’s we had established a global reputation as a manufacturer of high performance lubricants within the industrial markets, particularly for air compressors and vacuum pumps, and soon expanded this to include food machinery lubrication. Our first compressor OEM partnership was confirmed.

Today ANDEROL is Headquartered in Venlo in the Netherlands and owned by leading specialty chemicals company LANXESS. We are a global producer and distributor of synthetic specialty lubricants with a global network of ANDEROL manufacturing and R&D sites with entities in the US, Europe and China. We have built up a competent team of distributors spanning Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.

With 80 years of experience and expertise, ANDEROL has established a global reputation as a manufacturer of high performance lubricants within the industrial markets, particularly in air compressors and vacuum pumps, and is also specialized in total H1 plant lubrication for industries serving the food and beverage, animal feed and pharmaceutical markets worldwide. ANDEROL is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 21469, and has been awarded with Kosher and Halal registrations on its food lubricant plant. Furthermore are all food grade lubricants NSF registrated. In 2021 we celebrate our 80th anniversary and are looking forward to the next 80!

2017

Anderol part of Lanxess

ANDEROL becomes part of LANXESS, one of the leaders in specialty chemicals

1960

Global reputation

By the 1960’s we established a global reputation as a manufacturer of high performance lubricants within the industrial markets, particularly for air compressors and vacuum pumps, and soon expanded this to include food machinery lubrication. Our first compressor OEM partnership was confirmed.

1951

New markets

Diversification into new markets: We began developing synthetic lubricant solutions that far outshone the competition in terms of their quality and performance.

1941

first synthetic lubricant

Dr. Robert Lee Anderson found the worlds first approved synthetic lubricant