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Penrite Supporting Australia Hero


Since 1926, our products have helped shape the country. We’ve remained a 100% Australian owned & operated business committed to producing the best lubricants, made right here in Australia.

What started on a kitchen stovetop in Melbourne more than 90 years ago, a 16 year old Les Mecoles, founded Penrite Oil Company from his parents’ home in St.Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. The first batches of oil were delivered to service stations, milling factories and the local shipping port using his father’s wheelbarrow.

The business continued to grow, but in 1979, Les Mecoles, suffering from poor health, sold the company to John and Margaret Dymond. John’s 20 years’ experience in, not only the oil industry, but also the additive market gave him the background and knowledge he needed to take up the challenge of running his own company.

John launched a new range of premium multigrade engine oils known as HPR (High Performance Range), identified to solve automotive oil consumption problems and tailored for the local, harsh Australian conditions. Other products introduced over time included 10 Tenths racing oils for classic and modern cars, motorcycles plus heavy duty engine oils, gear oils coolants and transmission fluids.

From those humble beginnings Penrite now sells its Better Class of Oil around the world, so by choosing Penrite your supporting a 100% Australian family owned and operated business that employs Australians on the ground here in Australian factories since 1926.

To find out more about Penrite and our Australian Made products visit:

Penrite. Made for Australia, Owned by Australians.




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