The Armitage family has a well-established history in petrochemicals and engineering stemming many decades. Our father and grandfather spent all their working lives at Ciba Geigy Specialist Chemicals, Trafford Park, Manchester. Ciba Geigy were pioneers in advancing base oil technology, developing specialists’ fluids for lubricants, hydraulic additives and flame retardants. Ciba Geigy famously manufactured the hydraulic fluids for Concorde. Brit-Lube and related brands are the product of three generations of specialist lubricant chemistry and expertise!