As a medium-sized company Boss Lubricants GmbH & Co. KG develops and produces custom-tailored special lubricants for various industrial applications. With their highly specialized research and development team and comprehensive testing and measuring equipment of highest standards, the company can trigger off trend-setting technologies with the aim to produce even more efficient, economic, and environmentally compatible special lubricants. The sector-specific know how of Boss Lubricants’ experienced technicians and sales specialists, their certificates, and the awards they have received, guarantee, and prove the process reliability of Boss’ lubricants. Boss Lubricants develops and manufactures process liquids, greases, and special lubricants both for the local market and for globally active major customers. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Boss Lubricants: We mainly acquire our business partners in the areas of medical technology, renewables, mechanical engineering, automotive and special plant construction. In close collaboration with our customers, we jointly develop innovative, specific solution approaches. This often secures for our customers a decisive competitive advantage in non-standardized products. Our corporate philosophy and the permanent further development of our products require intensive research and development work. As a consequence, our company has acquired an enormous depth of knowledge in niche areas. E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products? Boss Lubricants: High demand for Novarol. E.E: What are the ranges of products? Boss Lubricants: Please see below some of our products: E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? Boss Lubricants: E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? Boss Lubricants: We noticed a decline in the motor oil industry. There is a spike in the medical technology, niche market, metal working industry for special lubricants for grinding and cutting. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? Boss Lubricants: Boss Novarol Safe SRF 46, an ester-free fire-resistant hydraulic fluid (HFDU) for replacement of maintenance-intensive HFC fluids. Boss Medical Fluid 20, special lubricant for surgical instruments, approved as medical device in EU. Boss Umform GT 200 CF, high-performance oil for forming of stainless steels. With this chlorine-free oil forming oils based on chlorinated paraffines can be replaced. Boss Umform 72XX Series, special forming oils used in the stamping of aluminium. Boss-Fluorine CI 400-2-Series, special ISO 10993-approved greases for the lubrication of sliding and rolling bearings in medical devices. Boss E-Fluid AP 400, a long-life lubricant for lubricating electric plugs and battery sockets E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021? Boss Lubricants: We noticed a high increase in the liquids and special lubricants (i.e. brake fluid for mountain bike), therefore a growing year for Boss Lubricants. This is due to us being in the niche market, i.e. medical technology or the mountain bike tourism.