The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, provides unmatched science that unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level. Our solutions are found in products used by people every day, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our business is comprised of two segments: Lubrizol Additives and Lubrizol Advanced Materials.

Fast Facts

CEO: Eric R. Schnur

Employees worldwide: approximately 8,800

Countries in which we sell: More than 100

Number of facilities: More than 100 globally

Year founded: 1928

Headquarters: Wickliffe, Ohio USA

Move. Create. Live.

The Lubrizol 2020 Corporate Report highlights the company’s mission to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better, all tied to bold goals that further the company’s longstanding commitment to sustainability. For the first time ever, we have combined our Company Overview with our Sustainability Report into this one, comprehensive 2020 report for all stakeholders. Download the report.

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Half of the vehicles on the planet rely on Lubrizol science. We partner with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and other market leaders to address a wide variety of vehicle needs, including improving energy efficiency, reducing emissions, and enhancing engine reliability and durability. We are known the world over for our expertise in helping make vehicles work better – for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, off-highway vehicles and ships. We also help create new formulations for electrical systems and battery applications to serve the growing hybrid/electric vehicle market. For industrial applications, Lubrizol additives are used for hydraulic, industrial gear, turbine, grease, metal processing and metal protection applications – helping those operations run efficiently and ensuring machine reliability and durability.
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Advanced Materials

Half of the world’s consumers use at least one product containing a Lubrizol ingredient. Lubrizol products improve the performance of our customers’ products and support healthy lifestyles for consumers. Applications include targeted drug delivery of active pharmaceuticals; materials that enhance the durability and performance of life-saving medical devices; formulations that make health and beauty products smoother, easier to apply and more earth- and ocean-friendly; detergents and other cleaners that improve surface cleanliness and durability while reducing water use; nutraceuticals that improve the absorption of nutrients into the body for enhanced health and wellness; thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) that are 100% recyclable for active wear and athletic shoes; and easy-to-install plumbing systems that deliver safe drinking water.