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Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH
Limited Company
HeadquartersWedel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Key peopleMr. Jürgen Niemax, Managing Director, and
Mr. Jörg von Cölln, Manging Director
Speciality Products
Medical Products
Vetinary Products

Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH, or Pentosin is a global independent manufacturer of lubricants, vetinary, medical, and related speciality products. The company was founded in 1927 at Hamburg. The current Pentosin headquarters are at Wedel, near Hamburg, in the Schleswig-Holstein region or Bundesländer of Germany, not far from where the company was originally founded. The company philosophy is: "Quality and Continuity"


Pentosin history

80 years ago, in 1927, Heinrich Freudenthal formed a family owned company, Deutsche Pentosin-Werke, creating vetinary and medical products. The high reputation of the products rapidly developed, and by 1935, the company was licensing the production of various Pentosin products in countries including Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy and Switzerland. The founder also recognised the need to supply the growing automotive markets, and started development of automotive lubricants and hydraulic brake fluids. Around this time, Freudenthal recognised that car makers initiated specific product approvals, and Pentosin progressed their R&D in this direction. Pentosin were rewarded with approvals to supply the initial "factory fill", and with the resultant approvals, aftermarket sales progressed in a positive manner. From the outset, Freudenthal demanded a key objective of quality in all Pentosin products, and this stance still remains today.

By the 1960s, Pentosin had a "second wind", and the company enjoyed increased success. As product lines developed and increased, the company was starting to outgrow their current facilities, and so in 1960, started development of a new blending plant at Dormagen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Just over a decade later, in 1972, the companies original site in Hamburg was now too small, and so moved to a larger premises, a short distance up the river Elbe to their current location of Wedel.

Pentosin Automotive products

Pentosin produces a wide range of high quality, OEM specified products, which include automotive lubricants (engine motor oils and transmission, for motor cars and motorcycles, including synthetic oils), industrial lubricants, and hydraulic products.

Pentosin products are supplied directly to many different automotive companies, including all brands of the Volkswagen group, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Porsche.

Pentosin FFL-2 is factory fill for the Volkswagen / Audi dual-clutch Direct-Shift Gearbox.

Pentosin Vetinary and Medical products

Pentosin produces products for the Medical and Vetinary professions

Official external links

  • Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH official website (in German, with English link)

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