The Beginning, with Industrial Lubricants
An innovative entrepreneur and chemical engineer, William (Bill) Kiefer started the company in his family’s suburban New Jersey garage, specializing in high temperature bakery lubricants.
Bel-Ray’s first product was a specialty lubricant manufactured for Nabisco for use in high-temperature bakery ovens. This launched the company’s Industrial Division. The company’s goal: to provide industrial customers with new, inventive products that offered optimum performance and measurable value.
Innovations and Growth
New technologies soon led to the creation of an extensive line of non-toxic, food-grade lubricants. These were designed for “clean” industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics processing.
Through continued research and field-testing, Bel-Ray further expanded with its ranges of biodegradable mining and industrial lubricants. Specialized eco-friendly marine products followed, increasing their market base.
Reinforcing its commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility, Bel-Ray developed an Environmental Carbon Management (ECM) system to reduce energy usage and the release of greenhouse gases.
The Legacy Continues
Bel-Ray continues to proudly manufacture all of its products in the United States. These locally-made products by skilled professionals have traveled the globe and beyond. Bel-Ray lubricants have serviced submarines, weathered chilling arctic cold, defied harsh desert dust and heat, raced to championships wins and even traveled to the moon.
Today Bel-Ray operates with the belief, and challenge, instilled by its founder:
- Provide innovative technology that creates superior performance and value for customers
- Meet the needs of an ever-changing global marketplace, every day
- Do it with integrity, quality and consistency, always.