In 1926 Les Mecoles founded Penrite Oil Company essentially in his kitchen, soon purchasing his first factory in Melbourne, Australia, and manufacturing high quality lubricants from Pennsylvania base stocks, regarded at the time as the best in the world.
In 1979, due to ill health, Les sold the company to John Dymond, Lubrizol's Australian National Sales Manager, a mechanical engineer by trade and a car enthusiast at heart, who rapidly expanded the Penrite range of products. John's technical background and commitment to quality ensured that Penrite continued to produce the highest quality product for every application and this philosophy, implemented by John in 1979, remains a core value of the company to this day.
Driven by his “every product, every application, every customer” philosophy John expanded and developed the capabilities and capacity of the business to produce specific products for any market, effectively ensuring Penrite has every industry segment covered.
Supported by the largest range of speciality products and all backed up with a 100% product guarantee, John established a product range and brand that is, today, Australia’s number 1 lubricant specialist.
For 85 years Penrite has been family owned and managed. In 2011,Toby and Nigel Dymond manage this World Wide business from Melbourne Australia, taking John's technical knowledge, his passion and his philosophy forward into the future.