Champion Brands celebrates 65 years in the lubricants industry
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Champion Brands celebrates 65 years in the lubricants industry

Champion Brands, LLC, based in Clinton, Missouri, U.S.A., and a manufacturer of chemicals, lubricants, brake fluids, motor oils and additives, announced this week a year-long 65th Anniversary Celebration in 2021. Founded by Ralph Lowe in 1956 as Lowe Oil Co., today,  Champion Brands, LLC is a globally recognized leader in specialty lubricants.

Highlights of the year-long celebration include sponsorship of national and regional auto races, product contests, promotions, and special events.

Champion is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and registered company. It produces and blends more than 350 products including fuel, oil and engine additives, brake fluids and motor oils for the automotive, heavy truck, racing, performance, industrial, commercial, agricultural and specialty markets.

Champion’s 450,000 square foot plant located just 75 miles southeast of Kansas City, Kansas in Clinton, Missouri, the plant has 30 loading bays and accommodates more than 1.7 million gallons of bulk storage with convenient rail siding.

The plant has 10 filling lines and several blow molding machines including two Bekum 406 production units capable of blowing PVC and HDPE bottles, one Bekum 807D with 6-layer capability for containers up to 5 gallons and one AOKI PET Blow Molding Machine. Depending on the particular configuration, Champion is capable of producing more than 100,000 bottles per day. 

The collection of blending tanks feeds the elaborate pigging system designed to prevent cross-product contamination. Rail siding and tanker truck load/offload locations provide the versatility to receive/ship bulk fluids in sizes ranging up to 30,000-gallon rail cars.

Ten lubricant/chemical filling lines package engine oils, hydraulic fluids, specialty oils, fuel additives, and automotive fluids that include power steering fluid, brake fluid, tire sealant, etc. Each line has specific types of products that it can package. Bottles are labeled, capped, heat sealed (if needed), coded, placed into cartons, and loaded onto pallets.

Champion has a modern testing laboratory. While the lab’s primary function is to test the performance of products before they are packaged, the lab also has the tools to perform elemental analysis of fluids to blueprint the various components of different fluids or test used fluid. Its R&D team formulates the world’s most advanced, engineering-approved fluids that exceed API, ILSAC, ACEA, JASO, Dexos, and other OEM and global standards.

Champion formulates and provides custom packaging for private label products including mineral, semisynthetic and full-synthetic engine oils, fuel treatments, brake fluids, hydraulic fluids, automotive additives and chemicals, and more. The product portfolio is one of the largest in the industry.

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