This coming weekend will see the Rock Oil round return to Oulton Park for a second year. As official partner of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship, whether you're an avid motorcycle rider or a supporter of Rock, it's sure to be an unforgettable weekend for everyone.
On the track the main headline event of the BSB is backed by the Dickies British Supersport, Ducati TriOptions Cup, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship and British Motostar over the weekend.
Off the track Rock Oil will be playing host to fans, customers and partners alike. With even more Rock team members joining us to celebrate a mutually rewarding partnership in such a prestigious domestic motorsport championship.
We have an exciting career opportunity available for candidates to become part of the Rock Oil team. Following the commencement of our major redevelopment of the company’s manufacturing site, our need to expand means that we're looking for suitable Laboratory Technicians. Candidates will be needed to support our production plant to maintain the very high standards required to produce high performance lubricating oils and functional fluids.
Degree in a scientific subject or equivalent experience.
Excellent Maths & English proficiency.
Computer literate (MS Office), able to use equipment related software, email etc.
Ability to communicate with members of staff at all levels with the business.
Ability to interpret (and follow accurately) written/formal operating procedures.
Experience in lubricant laboratory environment beneficial, though not essential.
Carry out routine QC tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to perform analyses.
Operate and maintain standard laboratory equipment, for example, Balances, Hotplates, Kinematic Viscometers, Density Meter, Colourimeter, Foaming Tendency Baths, XRF (WD), Cold Cranking Simulator (CCS), Auto-Titrators, Flash Point, Thermo Gravimetric Analyser, High Temperature High Shear Viscometer, Spectroscopy (FTIR) etc.
Interpret analysis results and issue corrective action where appropriate (batch corrections, flushing, disposition etc).
Prepare laboratory samples / pilot batches for customer trials and approvals.
Perform daily and annual calibration checks to ensure instrument accuracy.
Adhere to the company Quality, Safety and Environmental management systems.
This past week saw the start of a major redevelopment of the company’s manufacturing site in Warrington, Cheshire. Increased global demand for the brand has resulted in the need to expand and to ensure the business can satisfy all future customer requirements. The first phase of the project is a brand new Research & Development centre. This 10,000 square foot building will house one of the finest independent laboratories in the country and staff across technical, sales, marketing and senior management. With over a million pounds worth of technical equipment, the facility will be at the cutting edge of the lubricants industry. The current laboratory already runs 20,000 quality control tests a year and works with major OEM’s, having factory approvals from the likes of Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz to name but two. Rock prides itself on both its quality and diverse range of products and this new facility will only enhance the business’s ability to produce the very finest lubricants possible.
Rock Oil is one of the few remaining blenders of lubricants still manufacturing in the UK and has worked with multiple British and World champions across various motorsport disciplines. Rock Oil is currently the official lubricant partner of the British Superbike Series which is the biggest domestic motorcycle race series in the world.
Current sponsored athletes include Tai Woffinden the current world speedway champion and Dougie Lampkin 12 time World Trial champion. Rock Oil powered the Gearlink Kawasaki of Alistair Seeley when he broke the record for most race wins at this year’s North West 200 and lubricated Ian Hutchinson’s Padgetts Honda record 5 race wins round the famous Isle of Man circuit in 2010. Rock Oil is synonymous with quality and performance and the new R&D centre will ensure they continue to produce the very best lubricants possible for future champions.
The company is rightly proud to be a British manufacturer and has always been based in Warrington since its inception nearly 90 years ago. It is still a family firm albeit one that has nearly 100 employees and exports to nearly 70 countries worldwide.
Rock Oil is one of very few remaining British lubricant manufacturers and has been involved with motorcycling and motorsport for well over 30 years. 2016 sees the continuation of the partnership with the British Superbike Series and is the official lubricant to the championship.
Beside the partnership with the BSB series itself, we will be working with the largest ever roster of teams and riders. British Superstock rider Johnny Blackshaw now works for the company will be flying the flag both on and off the track. The off road arena is taken care of, with the ongoing partnership with Dave Thorpe’s Factory Buildbase Honda outfit, Heads & Threads Suzuki, Phoenix Tools Honda and Trials Legend, Dougie Lampkin. Rock are also working with two Enduro heavyweights in Paul Edmondson and Wayne Braybrook ensuring the brand profile is high in this extremely popular discipline. There are many, many others and as usual they will have a number of world class speedway riders including current world champion Tai Woffinden, Matej Zagar & Chris Harris all flying the Rock Oil flag.
In the 4 wheel arena the long standing and successful partnership with Japspeed continues in the British Drift Championship. We also embark on our second year with SWR in the Formula 4 series and Albatec in Rally Cross. Both teams are near the top of the tree in terms of profile and the Rock brand is prominent on both machines. A new partnership for 2016 is the tie up with Maximum Motorsport which means branding on a touring car and series sponsorship of both the VAG trophy and the VAG cup.
It’s fair to say 2016 see’s the brand more prominent than ever and we look forward to a fantastic year with our racing partners.
The data sheet PDF downloads below pertain to the Rock Oil commercial lubricant product range. The sheets contain data on on the specification, characteristics, features, directions for use and cautionary information on products where applicable.
Each PDF download is around 300kb unless specified otherwise.
If you are unable to source the product you require or have any specific questions on the lubricant range please contact us, telephone +44 (0) 1925 636191 or use the quicklink box to find your nearest distributor.
C4 Industries Pty Ltd
P.O. Box 761
Telephone: +61 (0)416 307 325
Following a fantastic 2015 supporting the British Superbike Championship, Rock Oil distributors and staff enjoyed great success at the 2016 Motorcycle Expo.
Held over three days in Stoneleigh Park, the Motorcycle Expo provides an opportunity for dealers and exhibitors to discuss business related to motorcycle products for the upcoming year. Following Rock Oil's recognition for commitment to quality with the attainment of BS EN ISO 14001:2004, discussions ranged from new launches for our motorcycle range, to forthcoming plans to further increase Rock Oil brand awareness nationally.
The Expo also gave us an opportunity to detail proposals on the continual improvement of policies and procedures within Rock, with aims to earn further accreditation based on quality management principles and a strong customer focus. Rock Oil will continue to support the BSB in 2016 and look forward to cementing the association between Rock Oil and the choice of lubricant for the racing series.
The year has been a fantastic one for the business with the brand enjoying a higher profile than ever. We were also delighted to say we now have over 60 global partners buying the Rock Oil brand.
A new relationship in 2015 has been the partnering of the British Superbike Championship, one of the best domestic motorcycle race series in the world. The partnership is the largest in Rock’s long history and has reinforced the brand to a global audience. We have had a great year of results from our racing partnerships and secured a number of championships, including a Speedway world title through Tai Woffinden. Away from motorcycle we have worked with race partners such as Albatec Racing and Sean Walkinsaw Motorsport, as we continue to push the brand to new audiences.
This past June saw the launch of a new range of commercial lubricants called TRUCK-GUARD®. This specialised range offers real benefits to fleet users and the range has thus far proved very popular. All information, including brochures and technical details are on the commercial lubricants page on our website. Early in 2016 we will be launching VAN-GUARD® which is aimed at the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market. In the UK one in ten vehicles on the road is a van and these vehicles are not currently served by a dedicated lubricants range. We feel a targeted range will be a popular addition to our product line up and will also compliment the TRUCK-GUARD® range as many fleets will operate both types of vehicle.
Once again a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Rock Oil.
A strong and unwavering commitment to quality has always been especially important to Rock Oil. For a number of years, the business has attained the BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Standard for Quality Management, a mark of Quality Assurance recognised worldwide. We are proud to announce that we’ve been accredited once more in 2015, and we hope to maintain this mark of excellence in the coming years.
In addition to our commitment to high quality products and services, Rock Oil takes its social and ethical responsibilities very seriously. We feel a responsibility to manage our operations in an Environmentally responsible and safe manner, with great care taken at every stage in the production cycle to ensure we uphold our commitment to the Environment and to the safety of our employees and the greater public. In acknowledgement of our Environmental diligence, for the first time we have been awarded the BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Standard for Environmental Management which we are both delighted and proud to have achieved. In addition we are currently working towards achieving the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standard for Health and Safety Management which we should achieve late 2016.
The International Dirtbike Show finished this past Sunday after a hectic 4 days for Rock Oil. The stand was busy throughout the show period and we had many hundreds of visitors come to say hello. Visitors to the Rock stand were able to grab themselves a goodie bag with a selection of posters, stickers and a stick of rock. The very latest off road products were on display and the revised Factory Air Filter Range was on show for the first time.
The show also allowed us to meet up with race partners and discuss plans for 2015 and beyond. We were delighted to renew our partnership with Buildbase Honda and their team of Kristian Whatley, Graeme Irwin and Lewis Trickett should ensure they are amongst the favourites for titles in 2015. We have also renewed partnerships with Heads & Threads Suzuki and Phoenix Tools Honda. We are currently in discussions with a number of other off road teams as we look to finalise our support program for 2016.