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RS Clare was founded in Liverpool in 1748 at the start of the Industrial Revolution. We are the longest established company manufacturing lubricants in the United Kingdom. Despite our age our company is innovative, dynamic and constantly pursuing new ways to improve the services and products we offer.

Our Industrial Lubricants Division has built on our long experience in grease making by servicing niche markets for speciality products in Rail, Oil and Gas, Marine, Steel, and Automotive industries throughout the world. Our Private Label Lubricants Division continues to manufacture conventional and non-conventional lubricants under customers’ own brands.

We have prospered for more than 270 years by adapting our company, products and services to best satisfy the evolving needs of our customers. We have built an enviable reputation, based on our ability to align with the markets we serve, whether supporting major multinational oil companies or local users of speciality lubricants, service treatments or road markings.

In 2023, we celebrated our 275th Anniversary with several initiatives, including a family fun day that took place in Liverpool and saw employees, past and present with their families join in the celebrations as can be seen in the video below.

People, Partnership, Progress

Our people are at the heart of our business and our customers are our partners. Together we are making progress through innovation and technical excellence.

Find out more about RS Clare and our focus on delivering true asset protection solutions for our customers in our corporate brochure.

Part Of The RS Clare Group

In early 2023, RS Clare announced the acquisition of Swiss based railway lubrication solutions provider, Igralub Holding GMBH, together with its subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, and its share of a joint venture in North America. The acquisition is complementary to RS Clare’s existing rail lubrication business and partnerships. RS Clare is focused on growing its rail business by becoming a friction management solutions provider and increasing our footprint in key markets, such as Europe.




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