Vapor-Tek, part of The Metalube Group (incorporating lubricant brands Metalube, Molyslip and Vapor-Tek) is proud to announce today that it has received The King’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2023 – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.  The company has been recognised for outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the past five years and triumphed over stiff competition.

This is the third time Metalube Group has been recognised, winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013 and for Innovation in 2014.   The 2023 King’s Award recognises steady growth in international exports.

Commenting on this success, Managing Director, Robert Brown says: ‘Our international business strategy has led to the penetration of new markets and a more diversified portfolio of clients.  In a time that has been challenging for everyone, the team at Metalube Group has worked harder than ever to achieve remarkable international growth. This has provided us with further security and stability in an ever-changing market affected by Covid, and it’s great to see that UK innovation and international growth within the manufacturing sector are being recognised by the King’s Awards’.

Brown concludes: “I am privileged to work alongside such talented and dedicated colleagues, who have all helped to achieve these fantastic results.  It is very gratifying to have our hard work and commitment recognised. We look forward to receiving this honor from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester later this year and to attending a reception at Buckingham Palace in July.”

The Metalube Group is a group of industrial lubricants brands – Metalube, Molyslip and Vapor-Tek.  The company exports 95% of its production to over 100 countries worldwide and has offices in Manchester, Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai.  From its UK headquarters in Manchester where the company has a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility, including state-of-the-art science laboratories.