Total Lubricants Factory of the Future 2020

Total Lubricants Factory of the Future 2020

Factories of the Future

From the start of the plant in 1991, Total Ertvelde, Belgium’s leading producer of lubricants, has been a showcase in the field of automation and innovative technology. Total Ertvelde wants to retain the role of future forward innovator. This implies that the technology is constantly tested against the needs of production.

Everything revolves around process optimisation, operational excellence and customer satisfaction. This is only possible by focusing on the safety and commitment of employees. Total Ertvelde creates added value by continuously involving its employees in the implementation of innovative technology. To this end the company works with mini-companies. These teams help you think about the processes or projects and provide direct feedback so that, where necessary, adjustments can be made quickly. Employees receive continuous training, they actively participate in the evaluation of new technology and the implementation of tools that benefit their health and well-being.

Thanks to robust processes and thorough quality control, Total Ertvelde is able to respond flexibly to the high demands of its customers.

Total Ertvelde has continued to optimise its production processes in recent years. The control room is the operational heart of production. The company invested in an SMB, a blender with flow meters that can produce large batches, in order to free up capacity on the conventional blenders, in an additional unloading area and in additive tanks directly connected to the mixing tanks.