Castrol to Partner with Gehring

Castrol recently announced a new partnership with Gehring which will combine Castrol’s knowledge of lubrication and metalworking fluids with Gehring’s expertise in precision machine tooling. The two companies will work together on co-designing honing fluids, machine tools, and digital fluid monitoring systems. 


“Now is an exciting time for suppliers to the auto industry” said Mathias Buschbeck, Castrol’s global industrial leader. “By working together to push the boundaries of our respective technologies, this partnership will open up new opportunities to jointly develop offers, which will help automotive manufacturers to respond to the emerging trends in transportation.” 


The two companies are already exploring how to increase the efficiency of combustion and engine oil lubrication by developing new solutions to optimize cylinder-block machining and surface finishing. The partnership is expected to enable greater precision in manufacturing and open up new possibilities for the use of new materials in future engine designs. 


“The Gehring Group contributes toward the reduction of CO2 emissions from modern engines with our innovative technologies and wants to improve every single part of the complete production system,” said Dr. Sebastian Schöning, CEO of the Gehring Group. “Therefore, the partnership will push us forward regarding fluid optimization and digital opportunities for monitoring.”