HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits Witham Group’s Lincolnshire headquarters


Posted 10 months ago

Lincolnshire based lubricant manufacturer Witham Group, was delighted to host a special visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to the company’s headquarters in Lincoln recently.

Accompanied by Mr Ian Walter – the Deputy Lieutenant representing the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, The Duke toured the British lubricant manufacturer’s Head Quarters and Factory and had the opportunity to see how lubricants are made to different viscosities and how they are packaged and distributed throughout the UK.

The Witham Group, who recently celebrated their 100-year anniversary, showed His Royal Highness their award-winning carbon neutral lubricant blending technology called Blendtek, which uses a new unique ultrasound technology to blend its products instead of traditional gas and fossil fuels, resulting in dramatic energy savings for the business, and cleaning up the way lubricants are made.

The Duke also had the opportunity to see Witham’s latest environmental range of products, including their award winning Prolan range of lubricants, which are biodegradable, extremely long lasting and derived from natural lanolin from sheep wool.

Nigel R Bottom, Managing Director of Witham Group said: “Witham Group is immensely proud of its heritage and the work we are doing to develop new technology to clean up the traditional blending of lubricants. We were honoured and delighted to welcome His Royal Highness to our Lincoln Headquarters to see our manufacturing process and meet the Witham team.”

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Ian Walter added: “The Witham team showed us an impressive set up during the visit and it was extremely interesting to learn more about the world of lubricants and the vast array of products made.”


The Witham Group is one of the largest independent lubricant manufacturers and paint suppliers in the UK. It is a privately owned, family run business with its head office and lubricant manufacturing site based in Lincoln and a distribution warehouse, trade shop and paint decorating centre based in Soham, Cambridgeshire.

We are very proud of our heritage and over the past 100+ years we have grown a strong reputation built on quality products, looking after our people, our customers and leading the lubricant industry with our environmental credentials.

We operate throughout the UK and abroad, supplying our products and services to a full range of industries including agriculture, road haulage, marine and off-highway plant industries, plus we also supply many other sectors such as manufacturing, heavy engineering, motorsport, green energy, country estates and horticultural businesses.

We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Royal Warrant in 1991, for the goods and services we supply to the Royal Estates. The Royal Warrant helps underline our company’s commitment to maintaining and building its reputation as producers of the finest quality lubricants and paints and suppliers of excellence.

A Royal Warrant has always been regarded as demonstrating a very high standard in personal service, quality, excellence and innovation. Companies can only reach that status through careful and efficient management.

Over the past 15 years or so, Witham Group has grown faster than its previous 85-year history. The business has diversified into new innovative products and sectors and worked hard to put the environment at the heart of what we do. We remain committed and focused on our customers old and new.

We now employ around 50 employees across the 2 sites in Lincoln and Soham and have a customer focused sales team throughout the Midlands, Yorkshire and East of England. Our team is our most valuable asset and key to our success. We are immensely proud with the incredible longevity of service we hold across the Group and believe that it is our people, at all levels throughout the company, who make the difference between average and exceptional performance.

Today we are proud to be preferred suppliers of award-winning oils, paints, greases and other essential products to a huge array of businesses throughout the UK and abroad. Using only the highest quality raw materials, we meet both the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements and worldwide industry specifications for all standards.

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