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 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.
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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.
Quality – Made in Germany
When OKS was founded back in 1978, its products were already developed and produced by an experienced team of chemists and engineers at the company's first site in Munich. Today, the company's headquarters in Maisach offer the OKS development and quality team cutting-edge laboratories and testing and inspection equipment that enable the design of high-performance products whilst continuously optimising the existing full product range and monitoring and securing production at the various national and international production facilities in accordance with the strict OKS quality standards.
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.
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 (ISO 45001 / 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 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.
Thanks to its deep loyalty to its partners, an attractive portfolio, an optimum technical consultation service and extensive marketing support, OKS has been the preferred brand for speciality lubricants and chemotechnical maintenance products for specialist retailers and distributors for many years.
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.
Foundation of OmniKote Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH by Dipl.-Ing. Friedrich Kuhn-Weiss / Pioneer of the MoS 2 sub> -schmiertechnik
Change of name to OKS special lubricants
Integration into the company group Freudenberg and now companies of the subgroup Freudenberg Chemical Specialties (FCS)
Relocation of the company to Maisach with notable expansion of the production capacity
Introduction of SAP and honoured as VTH Supplier of the year.
Exciting career opportunities at OKS, a company in the Freudenberg Group, one of the largest family enterprises in Germany
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