A Better Class of Oil for over 90 years
About PenritePenrite Oil Company is an Australian independent international lubricants company established in 1926. It is privately owned. Head Office is located in Wantirna South, Melbourne, Australia, with other major offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland, New Zealand and Bristol, United Kingdom, exporting to over 50 countries in Europe, Asia and America. Penrite is very committed to providing a workplace and external environment that meets local and regulatory requirements. It strives to minimise any environmental impact by reducing emissions and developing safe and sustainable, production, storage and distribution methodologies and is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant.
Penrite is voted Number 1 by independent mechanics and major customers as a supplier of choice.
Penrite HistoryFrom small beginnings in 1926, Les Mecoles, 16 years old, founded Penrite Oil Company from his parents’ home in St.Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. The first batches of oil were made on his mother’s kitchen stove and delivered to service stations, milling factories and the local shipping port using his father’s wheelbarrow.
Oils were manufactured from the highest quality lubricants from Pennsylvania (PEN) base stocks, regarded at the time as the best in the world. Only the right oils (RITE) would ever be sold to local customers, hence PENRITE, with its unique name gained trust and respect amongst many. As the business began to grow, a new blending facility was built in Richmond.
After several years, Penrite again moved to Abbotsford. Penrite was experiencing further growth as Melbourne and regional Victoria grew in population and the road and railway network expanded across Australia. New automotive products were introduced including batteries and oil filters.
Penrite VisionTo deliver innovative and tailored lubricant products and services to our customers globally
Penrite MissionTo partner with our customers to deliver sustainable and long term growth through our passion and commitment to excellent service, delivery and product quality