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ROCOL, a division of ITW

ROCOL is part of ITW, a multi-national US owned, Fortune 150 company. We develop, manufacture and market technically advanced industrial lubricants and line marking systems to industries worldwide.

ROCOL was founded upon the work of Victor Ivanovitch Ragosine, born in Russia, who took a degree in chemistry at the University of Moscow in 1854.

Based in Leeds, UK, the origins of our company date back to 1878 when Victor Ragosine developed a yellow lubricating oil which he subsequently sold throughout Europe. Unlike other lubricating methods the yellow oil was virtually non-corrosive making it technically superior to other products available.

In 1882, the UK agency manager Ernest Glehn bought out Victor and the Russian parent company and established Ragosine and Company, later to be developed into ROCOL.

ROCOL have a long-held reputation for helping our customers solve technical challenges. ROCOL's product are formulated to meet our customer's needs and provide advantages over other solutions. Integral to this approach is working closely with customers to optimise the performance and efficiency of our products in their systems: The right product, used effectively.

Drawing on wide experience and the latest technological developments, ROCOL's multi-disciplinary team take an integrated view of our products and their applications: Having a combined engineering, chemical and process view of the technical work we do.

ROCOL keep high standards of product compliance for the industries we serve. We work with international food standards bodies, low environmental impact schemes like the EU Ecolabel, aerospace OEMs, defence standard authorities, and many others: All to ensure that our products will both perform exceptionally and give our customers assurance.

Whilst we have made significant advances over the years, our ethos remains the same-to create highly technical products of superior quality to the competition, giving you performance you can trust.

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ITW is a Fortune 150 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. The company focuses on solid growth and strong returns across its worldwide platforms and businesses.