ADDINOL – Innovations from experience since 1936
In 2011 ADDINOL celebrates its 75th anniversary – after all the historical roots of the company go back as far as 1936. The former Mineralölwerk Lützkendorf was founded on October 26th, 1936. Within a few years the young company became one of the largest refineries in Germany. Shortly afterwards the Second World War and its consequences brought the upturn to an abrupt end. However, already in 1945 the rebuilding of the plants which had been almost completely destroyed started and soon afterwards production was resumed. The nationally-owned company covered the better part of the lubricant demand of the GDR in the following decades. After Germany’s Reunification the company’s most popular brand became the new name of the company: ADDINOL – Additives in Oil.
Today ADDINOL develops and produces high-performance lubricants which set standards. We are one of the few companies of German mineral oil industry acting independently of any large business group and have distributor partners on all continents in more than 70 countries. Our product range includes more than 600 high-performance lubricants such as engine oils for motor vehicles and motor bikes or innovative lubricants for industry. – Many of our products are quite famous and available until today such as the legendary lubricants for SIMSON und MZ. In addition, we offer engine and transmission oils of the highest specifications. More than 150 approvals from leading OEMs such as the Volkswagen group, BMW, Daimler, MAN, Porsche, Scania, Volvo and MTU.
German article published in Top Speed June 2011 (view German article here)