Lurbico Oil International with its 44 years of experience has been the leading figure in the Turkish lubricant market. Guiding the industry for four decades, the company embraces technological innovations to keep feeling the pulse of the industry. Considering the needs of the digitalized world, Lubrico carries out its production operations within the “Smart Facility”. In this facility equipped with superior technological systems, lube oil blending, grease production and filling activities take place. Lubricant World Magazine had an opportunity to explore the smart facilities of Lubrico, which aspires to be among the leading companies in the lubricant industry.
Extensive Production Capacity
Lubrico’s modern and digital new generation facilities equipped with smart technological systems in Gebze Industrial Zone are spread over an area of 12,000 square meters. These smart facilities, which have a production volume of 40,000 tons in a single shift and adopt the understanding of industry 4.0, are breaking new ground in Turkey. Thanks to the automatic filling and special shock cooling systems available only in Lubrico facilities, the production capacity can easily reach 160,000 tons.
“Lubricant Blending and Filling Plant” supported by superior technologies is one of the most influential innovations brought into the sector by Lubrico. This smart facility, which closely follows the fast pace of digital technologies, takes a dignified stance in terms of occupational safety and environmental
friendliness. From raw materials to the final product, the whole production processes are fully automated. The mixers and stock tanks are managed with an automatic communication and measurement system. Product formulations are created completely automatically so that the high quality of Lubrico’s products is never compromised. Besides, the automation system also serves for the filling and packaging lines.
Innovative Smart Technology
Innovations of Lubrico, a pioneer in the local lubricant sector, are not limited to this. By integrating the B2B system into production automation, Lubrico
can quickly meet the demands of its domestic and international customers. Digitizing its end-to-end processes, Lubrico receives domestic and international customer requests through the B2B system, stores them in the data processing center (ERP), and transfers them to production, quality and logistics automation systems. Thus, the traceability of all processes at Lubrico facilities is managed with innovative software technologies.
Bringing together the university cooperation with its long years of experience, Lubrico collaborated with Boğaziçi University Advanced Technologies R&D Center to develop the Lubrico Scada, Lubrico Pro, Lubrico B4B and Lubrico Academy platforms for the production, quality, logistics and ordering processes of its facilities. The company plays a leading role in the industry in this field. Raw materials and final products are meticulously tested in the TURKAK 17025 Accredited Quality Control and R&D laboratories in accordance with ASTM and TSE standards. In the quality laboratory, all samples are tracked by the Lubrico Pro digital recording system.
With the expansion of its distribution network in the international arena along with the local market, Lubrico reached overseas countries by taking its market volume and sales target one step further. In addition to European countries such as England, Ireland, France, Germany and neighboring countries, the company also manifests itself in regions ten thousand kilometers away from Turkey, such as Vietnam and Myanmar in Asia, Venezuela in South America, and New Zealand in Oceania. Lubrico is the company responding to intense interest and demand in more than 55 countries in 5 continents thanks to its technological innovations combined with fast and qualified supply chain.
Certified Premium Quality
Nearly half a century experience enabled Lubrico to develop the product range of more than 550 products and to obtain globally recognized OEM approvals. Official approvals of leading brands, such as Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Man and Renault and R&D collaborations with international additive manufacturers ensure the high-quality standards of products. The company not only meets the current demands of the automotive, industrial, motorcycle and maritime sectors but also contributes to the lubricant industry by bringing in new products and formulations.
Keeping astride of the technological developments of the digitalized world, Lubrico not only stands out in the local market with its innovative approach but also successfully represents Turkey on a global scale. A team of young, dynamic and vibrant people combined with the extensive experience and smart technologies will continue to keep Lubrico one step ahead and help it to break new ground in the lubricant industry.