Penrite Oil Company

From small beginnings in 1926, Les Mecoles founded Penrite Oil Company, soon purchasing his first factory in Melbourne, Australia, 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.

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Australian made and family owned since 1926
Penrite is proud to blend the highest quality product in Australia, supporting local employment & communities.

OEM (Original Equipment Approved) products
Only those lubricants which meet stringent Original Equipment Manufacturer standards can carry their approvals. Penrite has many products approved by major manufacturers or registered with industry bodies. Using OEM approved products ensures the vehicle warranty is maintained and provides “peace of mind” to those without a current vehicle warranty, that the very best product is selected as the manufacturer specifies.

Products for every application

Penrite blends a product for every application. Most are familiar with Penrites automotive engine oils, but the range is far broader!
• Automotive Transmission Fluids
• Manual Gear & Differential Oils
• Small Engine and Garden Equipment Oils
• Greases
• Engine Coolants
• Motorcycle Oils
• Vintage Veteran & Classic
• Industrial & Hydraulic Oils
• Leisure Marine Oils
• Power Steering & Suspension Fluids
• Fuel & Engine System Treatments
• Brake Fluids
• Farm & Construction Machinery Oils
• Metal Working Fluids

Latest technology
In conjunction with international technology partners, Penrite delivers products featuring the latest and exclusive technology.

To find out more about Penrites high quality, extensive product range visit or call the technical hotline, available 7 days a week on 1300 736 748.