Packaging & Blending Plant
In 1981, Penrite 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 driving conditions. Other products introduced included 10 Tenths racing oils for classic and modern cars, motorcycles plus heavy duty engine oils, gear oils and transmission fluids.
Penrite continued to grow and expand, opening up new distribution channels and market segments. A second blending facility was opened in Brisbane, soon followed by new warehousing in Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney and Darwin. Exports commenced in New Zealand, Southeast Asia, America, UK and Europe. New smaller pack sizes for the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) market were introduced complementing the traditional DIFM (Do-It-For-Me) market of the 44 gallon drum.
In 1997, the existing blending facility in Melbourne could no longer keep up with the demand and was relocated to Dandenong South in Melbourne’s south-east and soon after, the Brisbane site was also relocated to a larger premises in Crestmead. Further product ranges were introduced including Everyday and Enviro+, driven by the goal to develop the right product for every application.
Today, Penrite continues to be 100% Australian owned and managed by Toby and Nigel Dymond from Melbourne, continuing on the core values and philosophy of the business.