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A Roller Coaster Year: Challenges, Growth, and Gratitude.

Yet another year is closing on us – and what a year it has been! A roller coaster ride is a fitting analogy with all the turns, ups, and downs.

Just to highlight a few of the adverse factors:

  • Covid has continued to be a challenge, with vaccines becoming readily available and rejected by some. Travel and a sort of normal life gradually returned, only to see the new strains of Delta and Omicron develop and cause concerns. This is unfortunately not over…
  • Supply chain challenges causing frequent issues with ‘force majeure’ and allocations, not to mention the drastic cost increases in almost all components.
  • Transportation issues, ranging from container shortages, Suez Canal blockage, and too few truck drivers.
  • Natural disasters, such as the February freeze all the way down to Texas that brought everything to a halt for weeks.
  • An unfortunate and devastating fire at a large grease manufacturer in mid-June that shook the US market and beyond.

And a few of the positive things and accomplishments:

  • A global industry pickup since early in the year has resulted in a healthy grease demand, contrasting with the sharp downturn last year when Covid struck.
  • Significant investments at our three US manufacturing facilities have reduced bottlenecks, increased production efficiency and overall capacity.
  • Continued hiring efforts has brought on additional skilled personnel to fill in key positions in operations, maintenance, quality, and technical roles.
  • Global and coordinated purchasing across business units has allowed us to mitigate some of the adverse supply chain effects and assisted in securing key raw material.
  • High production levels have been reached across our six plants, well in line with prior records in 2018.
  • One AXEL concerted efforts across business units and functional areas have helped to compensate some of the highly adverse industry factors, as we work together every day on our most important goal: to satisfy the high manufacturing and quality standards of our regional and international partners.
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VISION
AXEL will be the leading and first choice supplier of customised solutions for the global lubricating grease market.

 
 

Innovations in Lubrication, Sanitisation and Automation

AXEL is constantly striving to innovate our range of lubricating greases, grease packages, and delivery systems along with a selection of supporting services. We now offer a battery-powered lubricator and sanitising system complete with its own, dedicated plug-in bag. This innovative application system provides a series of advantages in terms of portability, flexibility, waste reduction, and ease of application. The battery-operated applicator has a compact and robust design that is lightweight, easy to use and thanks to the self-contained, plug-in bag system is safer and cleaner from a handling perspective too.

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We Have the Solutions...

What's Your Role?

 

Optimise your grease portfolio, learn about market trends, and more.

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Get help with challenging applications, learn about new technologies, and more.

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Learn more about the training and support we can provide to sell grease more effectively.

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Reduce your grease acquisition costs, get product information, and more.

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Global and Prestigious Clients

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We partner with national, regional and some of the largest and most prestigious companies who offer quality lubricating grease in their markets and around the world.

Business Cases

We base our development of high-performance lubricating grease on the challenges your customers face. Extreme operating conditions can endanger their productivity at every turn. In modern R&D facilities, AXEL turns harsh reality into profitable business. See some business case examples below.

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