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Flexilube Scoops Top Honours at Industry Awards Evening
Meyerton, 3rd of June 2024

Flexilube named National Processor of the Year at ROSE Foundation's 30th Anniversary Gala and Awards Evening held on the 23rd of May at Emperors Palace.

This prestigious award is in recognition of the exceptional service and significant contribution that Flexilube has made in used oil recycling in South Africa, and was presented by Bubele Nyiba, CEO of ROSE Foundation.

ROSE Foundation, an NPO, was founded in 1994, and is a registered Producer Responsibility Organisation (PRO) for the lubricants sector. The event was a celebration of three decades of dedication to environmental stewardship in used oil, and was attended by more than 300 people, representing organisations that collect, transport, store and or process used oil in South Africa.

The recipient of the award, Flexilube, founded in 1984, is a manufacturer of industrial and automotive lubricants and metalworking fluids as well as a used oil re-refiner. Their head office and plant is in Meyerton, they have offices in Benoni, and service customers throughout South Africa.

They are committed to the environmentally acceptable collection, storage and re-refining of used lubricating oil back into its original condition, meeting all international lubricant standards. This Cradle-to-Grave model is what they call, true recycling. This sustainability model has been developed and used for over 70 years, by three generations of the von Knoblauch family in South Africa.

Irene von Knoblauch-Dreyer, Managing Director of Flexilube, explained; “As a true recycler of used lubricating oils, we are proud to be practicing and contributing to the sustainability of the South African lubricants industry by offering our customers Responsible Lubricants. It is an honour to be recognised by ROSE Foundation for the work we do, and we hope this will encourage more businesses to be environmentally responsible by sending their used lubricating oil to be re-refined and not sold to processors for burner fuel or a carrier for explosives.”

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