FUCHS Lubrication is continuing its £10 million investment in its Stoke-on-Trent facility with the construction of a new 4,000 pallet raw materials warehouse. In the last 12 months the company has opened a new state-of-the-art head quarters building and improvements to the Research and Development Technical Centre.

The new raw materials warehouse will free off space allowing an existing building to become a specialist packaging area. The investment will see new machinery being installed in the factory which will include a robotic arm, automatic fill machine and a second “Lube Cube” machine to cope with the increasing demand for recyclable packaging

Richard Halhead, managing director at FUCHS Lubricants UK, said: “This is a hugely significant project which will have fantastic benefits for the business.

“It will elevate FUCHS Lubricants to a unique position as the only lubricant manufacturer in the UK with this type of facility, firmly placing us at the forefront in the R&D, manufacture and distribution of lubricants in the UK, and maintains our pledge to continually build for the future.

“It all means we are perfectly placed to fulfil the future production needs of all our customers across a vast range of sectors.”

Mr Halhead added: “Our ambitious aim is to produce the most modern lubricants blending plant in the UK, and we feel this significant expenditure in our infrastructure will put us well on the road to achieving that.”