The company has been in business for over 25 years and today exports to over 80 countries. It is constantly investing in research and development at its Metalube Technology Centre based at its Manchester factory.

Clive Pinnington, the former senior vice president, Europe, of Dynea, the multi-national chemicals corporation is joining the Metalube technical team as market development consultant.

Douglas Hunt, commercial director, Metalube says: "Clive brings 14 years senior level experience with Dynea where he was responsible for providing the wood based panel industry with resins to help cure the panel boards."