The History of
Pakelo Lubricants


90 years of Made in Italy
engine oils
(and much more)

90 years of Know How Made in Italy

This year we celebrate our first 90 years: 90 years of ongoing evolution because you know, “move it or lose it” says the motto.  

“Rome was not built in a day” and so is for Pakelo Lubricants. This year we celebrate our first 90 years: 90 years of ongoing evolution because you know, “move it or lose it” says the motto.

We were born thanks to a vision, the vision of Italo Rino Polacco and his children Elio, Cecilia and Giuseppe to produce engine oils independently in Italy. To develop high performance lubricants for different applications was the goal from the beginning, and they pursued it each day with a very down to earch approach.

Speaking of the Company beginnings, the first office and production area were built nearby the Polacco family’s early oil shop in San Bonifacio (in the North-East of Italy). Three people inside the office and one workman in the warehouse was all we had as human asset. It was only in the 60s that Pakelo Motor Oil started developing its reputation among the producers of engine oils for agriculture, heavy duty and cars.

A laboratory was a natural integration to our supply chain to get the top quality we craved for. In the first years Pakelo Lab’s tools were more or less 10, now we’ve got almost three times as much as that.

Thanks to the early creation of the analysis lab, today we have a huge data and knowledge asset dating back to the 70s. In this way we can guarantee an accurate interpretation of the results obtained during our analysis. Do you need a consultancy?

Nowadays our Pakelo Lab is one of the reference lubricant-specific laboratories in Europe. Main activities are diagnosis on used oils and quality check. If you want to learn more about lubricant analysis and the tools in our Pakelo Lab, visit our Service page.

A laboratory was a natural integration to our supply chain to get the top quality we craved for.

At some point we started feeling tight in our own skin in Viale della Stazione, so we moved somewhere better where we could expand our vision. The first big change was in the early 90s when we moved from Viale della Stazione to Viale delle Fontanelle, and then, the second one in 2013 when we increased our indoor square meters from 5.600 to 7.200. Last year, in 2019, we started planning the future next expansion of the headquarter.

Possibly, something that will never change is the glass tower welcoming people at the company’s entrance. It represents the connection between the old and the new. Old and new live side by side in harmony in our headquarter as well as in our knowledge heritage, because we’re aware that there’s no bright future ahead if you don’t treasure what’s on your back.

Old and new live side by side in harmony in our headquarter as well as in our heritage.

Download our 90th Anniversary poster and share it on your social channels if you want!
In case don’t forget to tag @pakelo.lubricants or to use our hashtag #PakeloLubricants!

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