RAVENOL is the brand name of the Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH which was founded in 1946 in the small town of Werther in Westphalia by Hans Triebel. Initially the company restricted its activities to the manufacture and sale of monograde engine oils and a selection of industrial cleaning products.

In 1964, with the modernization and expansion of the company, multigrade oils of SAE grades 10W-30 and 20W-50 were added to the range, whilst the range of car care products and cleaners was extended to include specialist items for bicycles and motorcycles. In the following years the range of car care products was steadily increased and the lubricants offered were extended to include the manufacture of semi-and fully synthetic oils.

The 1990s saw continuous expansion of sales activities at an international level and the RAVENOL brand gradually became known throughout many areas of the world. Nowadays, many businesses from the automotive, engineering, steel and construction sectors, as well as mining, agriculture and transport companies rely on RAVENOL-branded oils and lubricants, and RAVENOL products are now available to both commercial enterprises and motorists in over 80 countries.

We at RAVENOL recognise the growing demands being made by industries worldwide regarding diversity and quality, and are committed to extending and improving the RAVENOL product range. We understand that growth and modernisation is always a necessary ongoing process in order to be competitive in the increasingly complex technical lubricants market.

The strategy of sustained growth was underlined by a comprehensive re-launch of the brand in autumn 2012. This forward- thinking policy is especially visible in the new product packaging, which has been modernized and optimized in both design and function.

Now RAVENOL is visually innovative, with modern and reliable products, and with a passion for excellence in lubrication. We are proud of our technology - "Made in Germany".


70 years RAVENOL

In 2016, ‘Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH’ with their trademark RAVENOL are celebrating a big anniversary. The success story of the lubricants manufacturer based in the German city of Werther, Ostwestfalen – a global player today – began 70 years ago. And ever since, the RAVENOL products have been standing for high quality and standards – a fact that always has been appreciated by our customers and long-term partners.

Having started with single-grade engine oils, greases and different technical cleaning products, the company later – in the 1960s – also developed multigrade oils. In the course of the growing demands the technology had to cope with, RAVENOL responded with high-quality top class products and extended their international distribution areas.

After decades of pursuit of perfection, always combined with our traditional values, we now – in 2016 – can look back on 70 years of company history. A fact that is making us truly proud. 

For the video of the 70 years of RAVENOL history please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZnwADuY8Q8





The Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH was established by Habisch and Triebel in Werther specializing in Monograde Oils, Greases and industrial cleaning agents.



Registration of the brand name RAVENOL. Expansion of the product range to include industrial oils and coolants.


Introduction of multi-grade oils. Expansion of the automotive and bicycle care product ranges.


Construction and extension of the premises for the purpose of modernization and expansion of the production area.


Construction of a new warehouse and office building with adjoining second phase of construction in 1985.


Product range extended to include semi-synthetic and fully synthetic engine and gear oils. Expansion of the distribution network and the first brand re-launch.


Intensification of international sales activities. Renewed modernisation of the production area.


Expansion and modernisation of  the laboratories. Investment in new equipment to optimise the production of engine oils.


Certification approval according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. First significant activity in global motorsport activities with racing lubricants. First appearances of the company at national and international trade fairs.


Further expansion of global business. Laboratory certification according to DIN EN / IEC 17025:2005.


Modernisation of the office and staff facilities. Certification to ISO / TS 16949:2009.


Comprehensive Brand re-launch with modernised logo and new, futuristic design and optimisation of the product.


The anniversary year. Together with customers and partners, RAVENOL celebrates to have been in existence for 70 years.