Investment plan aims to deliver perfect blend for Total

TOTAL Lubricants in the UK, which recently marked the 50th anniversary of its blending plant, has unveiled plans to invest in developing the site at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire.

The plan includes the purchase of four acres of land adjacent to the plant, which the firm said will enable it to upgrade the site, review warehousing operations and enhance the blending process.

Planning permission has been granted, with work due to start next year. 

The plan includes developments using renewable energies and optimisation that will modernise the manufacturing process.

Total is the only integrated oil company which still manufactures lubricants in the UK, and offers a range of engine oils, transmission and hydraulic oils, greases, and coolants. 

The plant in 1970

Anna Whitehouse, VP of operations, western Europe at Total Group and former general manager of Total Lubricants’ blending plant in Ferrybridge, said, “It has been a privilege for me to be part of the 50-year history of Total Lubricants in UK. 

“Everyone concerned can be proud of the past and confident for the future, knowing that the business can, has always, and will continue to adapt in line with market changes.” 

John Ryder, general manager of Total Lubricants’ blending plant added, “The investment underlines our commitment to the Yorkshire region and the UK market, and we are pleased to make this announcement on the 50th anniversary of blending at Ferrybridge.”