Vesco Oil Corporation Acquires Acculube,
Leading Distributor of Lubricant and Metalworking Products in Dayton, Ohio
Southfield, Mich., July 24, 2018 – Vesco Oil Corporation, one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and a leading provider of environmental services, including used oil and antifreeze collection, today announced the acquisition of Accurate Lubricants & Metalworking Fluids Inc, aka Acculube.
Vesco Oil, a third-generation family-owned business founded in 1947, services the Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana markets. For Vesco Oil the acquisition will enlarge its geographic footprint and expand its product and service offerings in Ohio. Founded in 1990 and based in Dayton, Ohio, Acculube is a leading distributor of industrial and metalworking fluids. It is a privately held distributor of Mobil industrial and commercial vehicle lubricants, and a distributor of industrial chemicals and metalworking fluids for Castrol and Houghton.
Vesco Oil Corporation President and co-owner Lilly Epstein Stotland made the acquisition announcement. “Acculube has a wonderful history and reputation in the industry, and we have the utmost respect for its leadership and expertise. Vesco Oil has sought strategic growth, and Acculube fits perfectly into our growth plans,” said Epstein Stotland. “Our companies share similar values and a customer-centric mindset. We welcome Acculube to our Vesco Oil family.”
“For 28 years, our leadership team and dedicated employees have built a great company,” said Acculube CEO Marilyn Kinne. “I am so pleased we will now join Vesco Oil, a company I have held in high regard for many years.”
Acculube President Chris Fisk will continue as the Dayton division manager for Vesco Oil. “We take great pride in serving our customers. Our relationship with Vesco Oil will only help them to grow and prosper,“ said Fisk.
In the last eight years, Vesco Oil has expanded its business with existing suppliers including five locations in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Wauseon, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Vesco Oil is one of the largest distributors of Mobil branded lubricants. Other key supplier relationships include Valvoline-VPS, Castrol Metalworking, Perkins, Motorcraft, MOC Products, Fortech, and Niteo.
About Vesco Oil Corporation:
Vesco Oil Corporation is an ISO 9001 – 14001 certified and environmentally conscientious distributor, providing automotive and industrial customers with a full range of high quality lubricants and supporting services. Founded in 1947 by Eugene Epstein, Vesco Oil Corporation is one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and is a leading collector of used oil and antifreeze. The company also is a full service provider of automotive appearance products, sells a full line of metalworking fluids and is a leading provider of bulk windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. Vesco Oil Corporation is a majority women-owned business, receiving Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. For more information, please call 800-527-5358 or visit www.vescooil.com.
Honda Honors Acculube
With Prestigious Supplier Award
Honda honored Acculube for “providing the most value” and “a competitive advantage” to its five automotive plants in Ohio and Indiana at an award ceremony today at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.
Seventeen other companies, out of more than 5,000 MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operational) suppliers also received recognition. The awards recognize achievements in the categories of Outstanding Value, Special Recognition, Performance Excellence and Supplier of the Year. Acculube also received an award in 2015.
Mark Willoughby, division manager of North American Purchasing at Honda North America, spoke about suppliers’ importance to Honda and their inclusion in the “We Are Team Honda” campaign. “What makes Honda special is how we connect with the dreams and determination of our associates and business partners to create new products for customers,” Willoughby said. “This is what we mean by ‘Team Honda.’ So, our theme is not just recognition of teamwork, it’s a celebration of the important contribution suppliers make to our success.”
Honda manufactured a record 1.86 million automobiles in North America in 2015. Honda of America Mfg., Inc. employs 9200 Ohioans at the Marysville Auto Plant, East Liberty Auto Plant and Anna Engine Plant. The Marysville plant builds the Accord Sedan and Coupe and the Acura TLX and ILX Sedans. The East Liberty plant produces the Honda CR-V and the Acura RDX.
Acculube congratulates its valued customer, Honda on receiving the Ohio EPA's highest award for environmental stewardship – the E3 Gold Level Award.
In 2011, Honda achieved and has since maintained zero-waste-to-landfill status, and was an Ohio EPA E3 Silver Award winner. Since then, Honda has continued its environmental improvement efforts and is now being recognized for, among other factors:
- Achieving zero waste to landfill status by sending more than 94% of manufacturing materials to recycling during 2013, 2014 and 2015
- Substantially reducing electricity and natural gas usage
- Supporting ISO 14001 environmental management systems that drive continuous environmental improvements.
For more than 3 decades, Acculube has worked with the region's leading manufacturers and process facilities to meet ambitious goals for both cost savings and environmental sustainability.
Mobil Honors Acculube
with Prestigious Circle of Excellence Award
Acculube, a leading provider of lubricants and other critical fluids for industry and fleet maintenance, has been honored with Mobil's Circle of Excellence Award.
Circle of Excellence is a national program that pays tribute to the highest achieving Mobil distributors for their dedication to business excellence, continuous improvement, and commitment to best practices. The award was presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Regional Lubricants Distributor Advisory Council.
Acculube represents Mobil for virtually every industrial product category, including fluids used in metalworking, industrial operations, heavy truck maintenance, aviation, and food processing. Acculube is a repeat Circle of Excellence winner.
Acculube was established in 1990. In addition to a broad product line, it offers comprehensive fluid management strategies to extend the life of fluids, while reducing tool wear, lowering production costs, and eliminating fluid emergencies. Its partnership with ExxonMobil spans 26 years.
Mobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, and the world's largest refiner of petroleum products.
Acculube Introduces Economical Oil Filtration Systems for Shops in Ohio, Indiana,
This is the portable, cost-effective, rental solution to industry's demand
for contaminant-free fluids, and virtually maintenance-free filtration!
The innovative flow-through filtration system supplied and serviced by Acculube was engineered
specifically for the manufacturing fluids you use. It is a multi-element filter that forms a positive
barrier to channeling.
This highly efficient filtration technology enables the filter to retain a large volume of contaminants
without blinding, and without compromise of filter performance. It has proven to be a superior
alternative to conventional surface media filters.
How It Works in Your Facility
The Acculube Filtration System is ideal for filtering new lubricant as it's put into service. It is also ideal
for conditioning lubricants that are in use, and when transferring lubricants from tanks to reservoirs.
Hydraulic Systems Have Special Requirements
Contamination is introduced each time a ram extends and retracts. Airborne particulate can also land on the cylinder and be drawn into
the oil. As debris accumulates, it can bind or stick valves – particularly servo valves. Vane pulps and piston pumps also have elevated
sensitivity to contamination. For this reason, hydraulic systems have their own cleanliness standards, which the Acculube system
The Acculube Industrial Filtration System is a great alternative to buying, inventorying, installing, replacing, and managing fluid filters.
Our cost-effective rental program brings this "best-available" fluid filtration technology to your plant, for use only when you need it.
We'll set it up, and show your maintenance people the 6 simple steps for getting the greatest benefit and the greatest savings on lubricant.
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