RAVENOL – A Westphalian success story
Exactly 75 years ago, a foundation stone was laid in Werther, East Westphalia, for something that would later become one of the most innovative companies in the field of lubricant production. In its 75th anniversary year, Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH with the RAVENOL trademark is a producer of high-quality premium lubricants for a wide variety of applications on land and on water.
Over the decades, the RAVENOL brand has undergone constant development and the change to a global player. At the latest since an extensive brand relaunch and the expansion to include a second production site in Lubmin on the Baltic Sea in 2012, the traditional company has grown into a permanent fixture in the highly competitive international lubricants market. In more than 80 countries around the world, drivers and companies from the automotive, mechanical engineering, steel and construction industries can rely on RAVENOL quality products as well as mining, transport companies and agriculture. The broad product portfolio now includes car and truck engine oils, racing oils, gear oils for automatic and manual transmissions and drive axles, agricultural machinery oils, hydraulic oils, industrial oils, specialties, greases, high-performance lubricants, car care products, cleaners, winter chemicals and coolants.
In accordance with its international orientation, RAVENOL is represented as a participant at all important international trade fairs for the automotive and motorcycle supplier industry, such as the Automechanika in Frankfurt or Shanghai or the SEMA Show in the US. In order to meet the high standards it has set itself, the company works in close cooperation with manufacturers and companies from the engineering sector, such as Drexler Automotive, Spiess Motorenbau or Samsonas Motorsport, in its product development.
Numerous approvals from leading OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, VW or Porsche underpin the fulfillment of the highest requirements on the part of the automotive industry.
In addition to its own claim to guarantee an exceptionally high quality product portfolio, RAVENOL is always aware of its ecological responsibility. For several years, the company has therefore been relying on renewable energy from solar power. For example, the installation of a photovoltaic system at the company headquarters in Werther offers an actual self-sufficiency of 42% and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 13 tons per year – a number that corresponds to the emission of corresponds to approx. 7840 cars annually. Ecologically degradable product packaging, the cooperation with transport companies and service providers that pay attention to sustainability, as well as the development and implementation of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies are further important building blocks for a harmonious handling of the environment.
As a pioneer in a wide variety of areas, innovative developments generally play an elementary role for the company. Various technologies such as USVO® or CleanSynto® technology are pioneering in their field. RAVENOL SAE 0W-16 was the first motor oil in the world to receive a licensed approval from the API (American Petroleum Institute). The oil is particularly notable for its significant fuel savings and reduced pollutant emissions.
The performance and quality of RAVENOL products is also reflected in the successes in the motorsport sector. Since 2004, the company has been actively involved in international racing and as a technical partner in over 100 racing series worldwide – such as Formula 1 (Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™) or in GT and endurance racing – RAVENOL products stand for high performance, durability and reliability.
Even now, in its 75th anniversary year and as a globally successful manufacturer, the company has lost none of its family charm. Always striving to offer the customer the best possible product and excellent service, RAVENOL has never lost its sense of responsibility towards its employees. This is the only way to continue achieving what has made us so successful over the past 75 years.
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Mr. Koljan Detzmeier