Rock Chemicals Ltd.
Established in 1928, Rock Oil incorporating A.E. Bennett (Viscol) Ltd, est 1861 and Nickerson Lubricants, est 1919 is a family owned and run British manufacturer of high quality lubricants and fuel oils. Operating from a purpose built site in Warrington in the North West of England, Rock has built up an enviable reputation as one of the industries leading suppliers of lubricants and fuel oils.
Though famous for involvement in motor sport lubrication, Rock's major activities are in the agricultural, automotive, commercial, foodsafe, industrial, marine, motorcycle and leisure markets. World Championship winning performances in motor sport have led to blending and manufacturing lubricants for some of the world's top motorcycle, car and engine manufacturers.
Rock Oil has sales offices or distribution outlets throughout the UK and importers in over 30 countries worldwide, including the USA, Australia, Germany, Malaysia and Indonesia. Rock's products are manufactured from the finest state of the art synthetic chemicals and oils; they meet and surpass all relevant national and international standards in all industrial and automotive sectors. Rock Oil’s dedication to quality and improvement resulted in accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001 and recommendations by many leading manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, Iveco, Triumph, Kawasaki and Suzuki plus JASO, API, ACEA, CIK and NMMA accreditation.
ROCK OIL AND RACING
In the early 1980s Charles Hewitt, the now Managing Director, but at that time fledgling marketing and salesman, took to the fields and circuits and began to build relationships with professional racing teams. The first major partnership was the support of the 'Team Green' Kawasaki Motocross team of the mid eighties which started Rock down the path of motorcycle racing support. So much so that many people still remember the team and Rock’s involvement over 25 years later. David Thorpe, 3 time World 500cc MX Champion, was a part of this team and still runs on Rock Oil a quarter of a century later in the CCM factory team who contest the World MX1 series.
The intervening years have seen a succession of who's who in racing running under the Rock banner.
Here are just a few of those teams and riders:
Georges Jobe - World 500cc MX Champion
Dave Thorpe - World 500cc MX Champion
John Reynolds - 3 Time BSB Champion, GP Rider
Jamie Whitham - BSB Champion, World Supersport Rider
Steve Hislop - BSB Champion, 11 time TT Champion
Darren Dixon & Andy Hetherington - World Sidecar Champions
Brad Anderson - Multiple British MX Champion
Simon Wigg - Longtrack World Champion
Jason Crump - World Speedway Champion
Rob McElnea - BSB Champion, GP Rider
Reve Racing - British Title Winning Superbike Team
Renegade Ducati - British Title Winning Superbike Team
Padgetts - Grand Prix Team, British Supersport Champions
Pela Renet - World MX3 Champion
Rock Oil prides itself on the manufacture of a superb range of performance lubricants serving many industries, being particularly proud of its long involvement and support of motorsport. All products are manufactured from the finest state of the art chemicals and base oils; they meet and surpass all relevant national and international specifications.
Using their vast experience Rock source only the very best raw materials to produce their products, ensuring the highest quality and performance from a basic grease right through to high specification race lubricants. Selection of only the finest raw materials ensures quality is never compromised. An on-site laboratory and blending plant ensures that any customer requirement can be met and satisfied.