German know-how for international markets.
German know-how for international markets
  • German know-how for international markets

Friction and wear costs several billon Euros throughout the world each year.

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.

Today with more than 30,000 employees, the group generates revenues of over EUR 5 billion. With its comprehensive know-how and innovation, OKS has been developing new products, meeting the challenges of the industry and continuing its dynamic growth.

  • 1978

    With an aim to minimise the cost induced by lubrication problems, an engineering graduate Friedrich Kuhn-Weiss founded OmniKote Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH and developed high-performance lubricants.

  • 1981

    Corporate name was changed to OKS Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH.

  • 1992

    Established the operations in India

  • 2003

    OKS Spezialschmierstoffe GmbH was integrated in the internationally active Freudenberg Group as a business unit of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, an FCS subgroup.

  • 2011

    Relocation of the company to Maisach with notable expansion of the production capacity

  • 2013

    Introduction of SAP and honoured as VTH Supplier of the year.

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OKS-India at a glance:

  • Company profile: Development, production and sales of speciality lubricants and chemotechnical products for industrial maintenance
  • Headquarters: Bangalore, India
  • Factory: Mysore, India
  • Sales: with more than 50 sales engineers and 70 channel partners, we can support our customers no matter where they are located
  • Certifications: ISO 9001ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Affiliation: A company of the Freudenberg Group since 2003. OKS lubricants are marketed in India by Klüber Lubrication India Pvt Ltd.