Research and Development

We have more than 400 chemists, engineers and specialists in more than 40 laboratories worldwide

The FUCHS Group has a very strong focus on R&D with more than 400 chemists, engineers and specialists in more than 40 laboratories worldwide. The UK labs are extremely well equipped and audited to the highest levels, having state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff with extensive technology and application knowledge.

Regular dialogue with OEMs, other industry bodies and component suppliers maintains technical advantages. Our continued investment in R&D ensures that we are at the forefront of lubricant technology, which is demonstrated by the fact that products developed within the last 5 years generate 70% of sales.

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

Known as a market leader our state of the art R&D labs are essential to ensure we continue to innovate and help our customers by improving products in the constantly changing motorcycle industry. All products are test validated in our laboratories before market launch. Constant research and sampling helps our FUCHS Silkolene team gain valuable feedback on all products launched.

We have a wealth of experience and are committed to training up the chemists of the future. Our team comprises of highly trained individuals including employees with qualifications such as Chartered Chemist CChemMRSC, BSc Hons Chemistry, PHD Synthesis of Vinyl Phosphate Monomers. We have members of our team who have worked at FUCHS for many years, many of our senior management have been with FUCHS for over 20 years!

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