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Robert Brown Managing Director

Robert Brown
Managing Director

Robert Brown
Managing Director

Robert Brown is the majority shareholder in Metalube. Prior to joining Metalube, Robert was Managing Director of Herbert Brown Ltd a UK-based family-owned retailer. During his time there he acquired a wealth of experience in corporate finance and business management best practice. Robert also has other business interests in retail and agriculture.

Douglas Hunt Commercial Director

Douglas Hunt
Commercial Director

Douglas Hunt
Commercial Director

Douglas has worked in the lubricant industry since 1997. Prior to joining METALUBE he worked for ROCOL, a UK-based speciality lubricant company, and finished his time there as International Sales Director. Douglas has also worked for Rawlplug and British Steel.

Chris Nettleship Technical Director

Chris Nettleship
Technical Director

Chris Nettleship
Technical Director

Chris has worked in the lubricant industry as a development chemist for most of his career. He joined Croda in 1992 and subsequently worked for Batoyle and ROCOL as a chemist and New Product Development Manager. Chris has a wealth of knowledge in formulating products employing new paradigm lubrication technology.

Albert Molloy Commercial Manager

Albert Molloy
Commercial Manager

Albert Molloy
Commercial Manager

Albert is the longest serving employee of METALUBE. He joined the company in 1991 having come from a family business that manufactured dies for the wire drawing industry. Albert's knowledge of both the die manufacturing process and wire drawing lubricants make him uniquely placed to offer well-chosen advice to customers across the World.

Latest news

  • METALUBE Appoint Senior Development Chemist
    METALUBE Ltd has appointed John Mainwaring as a Senior Development Chemist.  He will join the laboratory team at the company’s headquarters in Irlam, Manchester. John has a degree in Chemical Science from Manchester... Read more »
  • Two Stands for METALUBE in Dusseldorf
    For the first time METALUBE will also be exhibiting at Tube Dusseldorf from 16 – 20 th April 2018.  The company will showcase from its stand 6G20 its Tube and Pipe lubricant range that offer a comprehensive suite of... Read more »
  • Alumol


    Alumol™ is a range of advanced, specially compounded oils that exhibit the properties required to impart an excellent surface finish at maximum drawing speeds when drawing pure aluminium, electrical and mechanical grade aluminium alloys.

  • Lubricool


    The Lubricool™ range offers a variety of high-performance emulsifiable lubricants designed mainly for drawing plain copper wire, plated wires and copper alloys. Increased productivity and reduced scrap is often a direct result of Lubricool™ wire drawing lubricant.

  • Tubol


    Tubol™ is a comprehensive product range specifically designed for use in drawing non-ferrous tubes. Tubol™ has a variety of viscosities designed to meet low-carbon residues and individual products can be designed for bespoke customer processes.

  • Inoxol


    Inoxol™ is a range of premium, high-performance, semi-synthetic lubricants for the wet drawing of stainless steel wire. Unique features ensure maximum protection to wire dies and consistently bright surface finish on drawn wire.

  • Metal forming fluids

    Metal forming fluids

    A tailor-made range of lubricants and rust preventatives. Cool-Tek™ – water-dilutable concentrates for lubrication during forming and cutting processes, Sol-Tek™ – solvent-based evaporative lubricants, Meta-Shield™ – solvent-based rust preventatives.

  • Meta-Shield


    Meta-Shield™ is a specially formulated range of rust preventatives that safeguard metal components during storage and transport. A unique blend of high-quality corrosion inhibitors, oils and waxes that can be can be applied by spray, dip or brush.

  • OCG


    OCG™ is a range of cold-applied, protective greases for overhead line conductors and OPGW conductors. The range is endorsed and used by leading conductor manufacturers worldwide.

  • Metachain


    Metachain™ is a range of fully synthetic, high-temperature chain oils specially formulated to meet the demands of chain applications in high-temperature industrial ovens, where conventional oils cannot function properly.

Metalube Limited
4 Huntsman Drive
Northbank Industrial Park
Irlam, Manchester
M44 5EG UK

Tel: +44 (0)161 775 7771
Fax: +44 (0)161 775 7511

Metalube Limited, 4 Huntsman Drive, Northbank Industrial Park, Irlam, Manchester M44, 5EG UK

Tel: +44 (0)161 775 7771    Fax: +44 (0)161 775 7511

Exporting to over 80 countries worldwide