Our Lubricant Competence Center
The future is the destination in our ultramodern in-house laboratory. Our team, led by Head of Research and Development Michael Scholer, meets every technical challenge, fine-tunes tailor-made products, and develops individual solutions to diverse problems. Always thinking one step ahead – that’s why Meguin stands for innovations such as special biological products based on renewable raw materials. And here the close cooperation with our customers is a decisive success factor. Listening, thinking, fine-tuning – a harmonious triad with which we constantly develop new groundbreaking products and concepts.
The creation of new products and special solutions is no witchcraft for our experienced oil magicians. As a result, we play an important international role in the field of engine oil development, e.g. with oils for low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) or fuel economy oils that reduce fuel consumption. Our experts use special additive packages to improve the performance properties of lubricants, which are becoming more and more complex, in line with higher requirements. A modern passenger-car motor oil, for example, contains 20 to 25% more additives, and commercial vehicle oils contain 10% more.
During recent years in particular, we have invested heavily in the restructuring of our processes and procedures and the expansion of our production capacity. Today, our tank farms have a capacity of 18 million liters of base oils and our raw material and formulation facility has a total of 140 storage tanks. An ultra-modern matrix distributor guarantees efficient material flow. Eleven mixing plants offer batching capacities from 3.8 to 22 tons. Up to 300 large containers are filled daily on two filling lines, and five small-container filling lines deliver between 70,000 and 100,000 liters in containers from 250 ml to 5 l in up to three shifts every day. Productivity all along the line!
At Meguin, we produce around 80,000 tons of lubricants per year, which are supplied to more than 120 countries around the world. The majority of these are automotive products. The same high quality standards apply to all products worldwide. We develop and produce our oils and additives exclusively in Germany. Because the promise “Made in Germany” has an excellent reputation around the globe and is a safe bet for our customers. No matter in which country and under what conditions: Our first-class quality always meets the required standards and provides real benefits.
Internal quality assurance has also been further optimized in recent years. We are able to cover our entire analysis spectrum ourselves. With the large number of daily oil samples with numerous individual analyses for production control, this is not only more economical, but also significantly faster and more flexible. All incoming raw materials are carefully checked and, even during production, continuous quality controls are carried out right up to the retention sample for the finished products. Before the finished products are dispatched, extensive checks are carried out again. In addition, all relevant production data for each production line is recorded and documented. Labeling with batch number and production date enables the complete traceability of all products.
What is initiated by our sales team in the Meguin headquarters is carried out into the market by our nationwide support center dealers as the first point of contact. They provide important know-how, are available for regular training courses and, if necessary, provide on-site support for complex questions. Nor do we leave the growth opportunities offered by the global development of new markets to chance. Rather, we rely on our decades of experience in the international arena and the consistently high quality of our products worldwide to position Meguin together with our sales partners worldwide.
We have the technical expertise. We have the professional expertise. And above all: We have the human expertise. Really living our corporate values and the ideas, creativity and dedication of our colleagues form the basis for our continuous growth. In order to safeguard this, we regularly create new jobs and are firmly committed to Germany as a business location. Quality lubricants made in Germany. Manufactured in our state-of-the-art production, filling and packaging facilities in Saarlouis.
Environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and compliance with the strictest environmental standards are particularly important to us. An impressive example of our sustainable actions is the complex pigging technique in the central formulation tank farm with matrix distributor. Here, the pipes of our eight main production lines are cleaned highly efficiently at every formula change before the new oil is filled. The result: significantly less flushing oil. An investment that has a positive impact on the environment.
Constantly changing framework conditions and growing demands on modern lubricants require competence all along the line. It’s a good thing that our oil production in Saarlouis is optimally positioned – thanks to extensive modernization measures and a great deal of expertise!