Leadec acquires Castrol’s fluid management business

Leadec has acquired Castrol Industrie und Service GmbH as of April 1, 2022. Previously a service subsidiary in Castrol’s German business, the company provides fluid management services for customers in the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors and other industries. The acquisition is a further step in the Europe-wide service partnership for industrial customers that Leadec and Castrol concluded in 2021.

Markus Glaser-Gallion, CEO of the Leadec Group, said, “Customers benefit from the combination of our lubricant and service expertise in the manufacturing industry. As a service specialist for the factory, we provide services on-site, so Castrol Industrie und Service GmbH fits perfectly into our portfolio. This allows both partners to focus on their core competencies and provide a forward-looking complete package.”

Castrol Industrie und Service GmbH has its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The workforce of around 80 has been working for over 200 customers, and it currently has 35 locations throughout Germany for more than 20 years. Services include fluid management services, mainly chemical management services (CMS), with the Industry 4.0 fluid management system Castrol SmartControl being used in many places.

“Castrol and Leadec complement each other perfectly in locations, customer base, and competencies. This allows us to jointly offer engineering and planning, standardized on-site services, and industrial lubricants to our customers across the whole country. The aim is to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and drive sustainable solutions through more efficient fluid management,” explained Mathieu Boulandet, Managing Director of Castrol Germany GmbH.

Leadec and Castrol currently offer fluid management services in their service partnership across Europe. In the long term, they will be available to customers worldwide.