Profile & History

Profile & History

oelheld for over 130 years!

oelheld GmbH is a medium-sized business which can look back on 130 years of tradition and experience. Since its foundation in 1887 by Carl Christian Held, oelheld GmbH has established itself as a lubricant specialist. Partnership, research and Human Technology are our core values and are traditions that we are proud of.

We work closely with numerous machine manufacturers and universities to develop products that are designed to meet the specific requirements of their machines. This kind of cooperation allows us to meet the needs of our customers and adapt our fluids to the different applications.

Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art analysis and testing devices which meet the latest industry standards and help us to satisfy our customer’s wishes.



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Business policy

Our guiding principle is ''HUTEC - Human-Technology for Man, Nature and Machine''. We contribute to the protection of the environment by considering the economic impact, as well as other aspects, by applying a quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001. We use selected raw materials as well as state-of-the-art production methods.

In order to meet these requirements, it is our goal to achieve a balance between always taking into account the needs of our customers, the needs of our employees and business partners, as well as the demands of the public in compliance with all relevant legal regulations and the maintenance of a fair and honest partnership.

oelheld operates in an economic, technological, and legal environment that has a significant impact on the strategic direction of the company and its management system. The latest technological trends in the manufacturing, combined with the changes in materials and part geometry, present our customers in the metalworking industry with constant new challenges. As a lubricants manufacturer of metalworking fluids we are also facing these challenges

In order to meet the ever-changing technological, ecological, and economic aspects on a global scale, we need rapid functioning communication. Another important aspect is the legal system in relation to lubricants, and their production and safe use by the user. In our case chemicals laws (GHS, REACH), transport laws, environmental laws, and safety-relevant topics mainly characterize this. Also, an important criteria for our customers when selecting a supplier is dependability. In normal production, as well as emergencies, a supplier needs to offer on-time product availability and prompt and friendly service. Internally, our focus is to ensure reliable quality products. We also maintain and increase employee competencies for developing and manufacturing our products by optimizing our internal processes.

The effectiveness of the management system is the sole responsibility of the managing partners and is reviewed at the board of directors meetings.

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