Pakelo is an Italian company focused on the production of vanguard lubricants. It was founded in 1930 by Polacco family which is still holding the leadership of the company. Pakelo started as a local oil manufacturer for earth moving machineries, but in a few decades it turned out to be an international excellence in the lubricant field both for the automotive and for the industry branch. Pakelo also gained an elitist position as official lubricant supplier of AF Corse, the defending champion team in GTE FIA World Endurance Championship, but the company doesn’t rest on its laurels. It keeps on working and innovating.

From the very beginning Pakelo tried to challenge its own boundaries and limits. The laboratory and R&D department are considered the true breeding grounds of new ideas and products. One of the most challenging and demanding projects regards food industries. Many years ago Pakelo began to invest on low-toxicity lubricants for food companies anticipating the current strong market request.

Every plant and machinery has its lubrication needs – for sure – but in food industry things can get very complicated sometimes. For this reason Pakelo invested on research and technical training in order to develop a complete and flexible set of low-toxicity products. Today the company offers a very well balanced, advanced line of products and it is also able to advice food industries on H.A.C.C.P. (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) for those aspects connected with lubricants. This thorny auto-certification of the potential hazardous points in a production chain was introduced in Europe in the late 1990s and it represented a huge change from the past.

With this new system food industries had to accept full personal responsibility regarding the safety and hygiene of their commercialized food. As a consequence finding reliable and experienced lubricant suppliers became a primary issue in order to guarantee totally safe production conditions.


Pakelo FOODGRADE range is made of NSF-International registered lubricants, greases, anti-freezers, sprays and detergents. All of these products have been classified as H1 (accidental contact with food) or H3 (direct contact with food). For more demanding situations Pakelo can also formulate made to measure solutions to meet unique technical requirements.

Pakelo FOODGRADE lubricants grant a longer service duration (even under intense working conditions) which means reduced consumption and lower costs connected with garbage disposal. This is due to the fact that these products are fully synthetic. Raw materials used by Pakelo possess naturally high viscosity rates which guarantee the thermal-oxidative balance of lubricants over time.

With the introduction of H.A.C.C.P. certification stressing the full responsibility of the manufacturer in the trading of safe food it became more and more important to commit with trusted and experienced partners. Thanks to its know-how Pakelo can offer full support for the planning of the best oiling solution for food companies which provides cost saving and high performance at the same time.