GB Lubricants

  • Albany Road
  • Gateshead
  • Tyne and Wear
  • United Kingdom
  • NE8 3BP (map)

  • Tel: 0191 490 4312
  • Fax: 0191 477 9544
  • Website:


  • Colin Baker, Sales and Marketing Director
  • Leah Peters, Business Development
  • Tim Bates, Managing Director
  • Tim Berkley, Financial Director
  • Number of Employees: 21 - 100

Distribution and Supply of Oils, Lubricants & Greases: Automotive Oils (Cars); Agricultural Lubricants (Tractors); Commercial Vehicles (Trucks & Buses), Plant Equipment (Excavators); Industrial Lubricants & Metalworking Fluids.

Engine Oils, Low SAPS Petrol & Diesel Engine Oils, Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oils, Transmission & Gear Oil; Axle Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Biodegradable Lubricants & Greases, Food Grade Lubricants, Industrial Gear Oils, Machine Oils, Quench Oils, Heat Transfer Fluids.

Established in 1877 as Goodall Bates & Todd Ltd, GB Lubricants continues the same traditions, which have maintained the success of the business in the demanding lubricant market of today. The business remains family-owned and - managed, operating from its original base in Gateshead in the North East of England. However, our service and delivery now extends nationwide. Our blend of success has been based upon building lasting partnerships with our customers and our mission is to strive to understand and meet the needs of your business. We will work closely with you to optimise product selection, minimise waste, reduce inventories and help you manage your business more effectively and reliably.

GB Lubricants are one of the oldest specialist blending operations in the UK and are able to provide a complete range of synthetic, semi-synthetic, biodegradable and mineral-based lubricants in-line with the very latest standards and specifications. We boast a flexible manufacturing and warehouse facility with dedicated filling lines which are subject to continuous re-investment and evaluation.

PAS 99:2006 Integrated Management System incorporating BS EN 9001:2008 (Quality); BS EN 14001:2004 (Environment); and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health & Safety). GB Lubricants also subscribes to the American Petroleum Institute (API) license and certification program, as well as adhering to the ATIEL Code of Practice for developing engine oils.

Local and nationwide delivery using our own purpose-built fleet of vans and wagons, capable of delivering small packaged containers, to barrels and bulk. A next day delivery service is also available for emergencies. All of our vehicles are driven by experienced GB Employees and are routed and monitored using sophisticated IT and GPS technology, enabling real time tracking of scheduled deliveries.

A comprehensive service is available ranging from Lubricant Surveys, a dedicated Technical Help Desk, Oil Condition Monitoring to on-site Fluid Management. Our team of qualified Chemists are directly involved in Quality Control, as well as Research & Development, constantly liaising with Additive Suppliers and OEMs to keep abreast of market trends and technical advances.

An extensive range of Spill Containment Solution, Oil Storage and Dispensing Equipment can be supplied, in compliance with current Oil Storage Regulations and Health & Safety Legislation. 

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