History

85 years in the business

A brief history

The birth in 1908 of the innovative company that was later to become known as “Silkolene” was the vision of the entrepreneurial Dalton family of Belper, Derbyshire. Whilst William Dalton’s business started with agriculture in mind, his real inspiration led him into the supply of lubricants for the growing automobile market.

The early 20th Century brought with it excitement the length and breadth of Britain and across the world, as early cars and motorcycles became the centre of attention; Dalton’s business quite literally moved into lubricants as the internal combustion engine took over from horses for the transportation of goods and people.

The need for lubricants was the basis of an expanding business, and as race circuits such as Donington Park were developed, the Silkolene name quickly became synonymous with early racing and competition success, and it was to be the lubricant of choice for champions.

FUCHS Silkolene is now a truly global brand sold in over 50 countries with over 30 years R&D expertise. This complete, comprehensive and evolving range has been the lubricant of choice of many championship winning teams. Our products are used, approved and demanded by leading professional race teams including MotoGP, World Superbikes, British Superbikes and many more including Motocross and Karting teams.

Developed using the latest lubricant technologies our products offer users measurable performance improvements. Use FUCHS Silkolene and you get a genuine “Oil Tune”.

From Tourers to Superbikes, Weekend Rider to full on Racer - FUCHS Silkolene is the leading brand of motorcycle lubricants, cleaning and maintenance products.

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A GLOBAL BRAND

FUCHS Silkolene is now a truly global brand sold in over 50 countries with over 30 years R&D expertise. This complete, comprehensive and evolving range has been the lubricant of choice of many championship winning teams.

Our products are used, approved and demanded by leading professional race teams including MotoGP, World Superbikes, British Superbikes and many more including Motocross and Karting teams.

Developed using the latest lubricant technologies our products offer users measurable performance improvements. Use FUCHS Silkolene and you get a genuine “Oil Tune”.

From Tourers to Superbikes, Weekend Rider to full on Racer - FUCHS Silkolene is the leading brand of motorcycle lubricants, cleaning and maintenance products.