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OKS high-performance products come into their own where conventional lubricants reach their limits. With its well-established tribological expertise, the specialist ensures that friction, wear and corrosion are reduced significantly. Your machines and systems will remain operational for many years to come, even if used intensively.

Your professional partner for speciality lubricants

Tribology is OKS's great passion. Nothing has changed in this respect since the company's founding in 1978. Based on many years' expertise, high-performance lubricants are produced for servicing and assembly and delivered with conviction as result of close teamwork. Obviously, active environmental protection and work safety are assured during this process.

Customers in industry, trades, and manufacturing and processing enterprises appreciate the high quality and reliability of products. Friction problems are safely and dependably reduced, especially in critical applications or systems and machines subject to high stress loads. Shortened installation times and extended maintenance cycles for machines and systems mean significant cost savings and more time for other tasks for you as a customer.

The company location in Maisach, near Munich, includes a modern development and production facility, global sales support and a central logistics centre.

OKS is a TOP partner to trade and distributes its entire range indirectly through a selected, international trading network. Increasingly more customers are using this network to obtain the same products with the same quality standards for all their locations.

Since 2003, OKS has formed part of the Freudenberg Group, where it is integrated into the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) sub-group.

Environmental pact Bavaria

OKS is a member of the Umweltpakt Bayern, an initiative of the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment, Health & Consumer Protection for corporate environmental responsibility.

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Full range in two product worlds

At OKS, you can obtain the two product worlds of speciality lubricants and chemotechnical maintenance products from a single source. All high-performance products are geared towards specific areas of use and customer requirements.

Contact partners around the world

Only selected distributors and specialist retailers sell and distribute the OKS range. The company has worked together with many of the some 400 sales partners worldwide in a close working relationship based on trust for decades.

Received on time

Constant high product availability and punctual delivery are decisive success factors in daily work. OKS meets your supply chain requirements through a modern, integrated logistics centre at its headquarters in Germany.

Rapid launch onto the market

Thanks to closely intermeshed development and production at a single location, OKS is able to transform new technologies into market-ready products in a short period of time, making it an innovative, high-performance company in touch with customer needs.

Made in Germany

All OKS products have been produced in Germany since 1978. An experienced team of engineers and chemists develop and produce new high-performance products in modern laboratories at its headquarters in Maisach on a continuous basis, optimising the existing full product range in compliance with strict quality standards.

Environment-sensitive approach

Environmental protection and user safety take top priority at OKS. The specialist is constantly further developing long-lasting lubricants and chemotechnical maintenance products. During this process, special attention is paid to the use of renewable resources and high product efficiency. As a customer, you greatly benefit from low consumption and considerable cost savings. The use of innovative technologies, modern production processes and responsible manufacturing in Germany enable OKS products to achieve optimum sustainability. They help to reduce environmental impacts caused by technology significantly. 

Certified quality

Experienced employees in Development and Production guarantee strict standards and comprehensive quality assurance. Certification in quality (ISO 9001 since 1999), environmental protection (ISO 14001 since 2005) and occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001 since 2005) attest to the consistent approach to quality and work safety.

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Competence through customer proximity

All our speciality lubricants and chemotechnical maintenance products are sold exclusively through selected partners in the technical and mineral oil trade. As a customer, you benefit from a dense sales network: you can order our range from 400 qualified retailers in over 50 countries. You will always find an expert OKS contact person in your area who is fully familiar with your needs whenever you require consultation and service. Suitable solutions are worked out together when new requirements arise.

OKS has been the preferred brand for speciality lubricants and chemotechnical maintenance products for specialist retailers and distributors for many years. This is thanks to its loyalty to partners, an attractive portfolio, an optimum technical consultation service and extensive marketing support.

History

OKS is able to look back over 40 years of success. The company stands out due to its business strength, innovative capacity and international focus. The individual stages of development are defined by people and their great enthusiasm for tribology and technological developments, by stringent quality standards, uncompromising commitment and detailed industry know-how.  

Engineer Friedrich Kuhn-Weiss had a vision back in 1978: to solve friction and wear problems in systems and machines with high-performance lubricants and thus help industry to save several billion euros in costs. This vision became a reality. In the same year, the MoS2 lubrication technology pioneer founded OmniKote Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH, bringing his extensive experience to this recently established company. Newly developed high-performance lubricants reached the market and formed the cornerstone for today's full range. In 1981, the company changed its name to OKS Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH, continuing its expansion.

OKS has belonged to the internationally active Freudenberg Group since 2003. As a company in the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities (FCS) sub-group, OKS uses comprehensive know-how and high innovative capacity to develop new products and continue dynamic growth. FCS companies are market leaders in high-performance lubricants for industrial applications and in parting agents for the plastic, rubber, composite material and cast metal industries.

  • 1978

    Foundation of OmniKote Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH by Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Kuhn-Weiss / Pioneer of the MoS 2 -schmiertechnik

  • 1981

    Change of name to OKS special lubricants

  • 2003

    Integration into the company group Freudenberg and now companies of the subgroup Freudenberg Chemical Specialties (FCS)

  • 2011

    Relocation of the company to Maisach with notable expansion of the production capacity

  • 2013

    Introduction of SAP and honoured as VTH Supplier of the year.

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    OKS Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH

    Ganghoferstr. 47
    82216 Maisach
    Germany

    • +49 (0) 8142 3051 - 500
    • +49 (0) 8142 3051 - 599
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