Kernow Oils - About Us

Where it all started...

Once upon a time ………. Well, November 1989, to be exact.

David Adkins, a recently redundant retail supplier of car parts and accessories took delivery of 40 barrels of Castrol engine oil onto the patio of his home. His mission: ‘to sell it around the Cornwall area and provide an income to support his wife and two young sons’.

This first Castrol delivery resulted in the formation of Kernow Oils. The inspiration for the name derives from the word ‘Kernow’ being Cornish for Cornwall.

Fast forward through the years and Kernow Oils is still a family-run Cornish business situated in Cornwall’s beautiful coastal town Hayle. The current Managing director Mark Adkins is one of those aforementioned ‘young sons’. Mark, along with the ongoing support of other family members has transformed the business into the thriving success it is today.

From small humble beginnings, we have seen the World change drastically through the years. Booming technology and joined-up thinking in infrastructure, have seen the World become a more accessible forum for trade. With this so many new opportunities appeared in an ever-diversifying and geographically expanding market. Though Kernow Oils now supplies lubricants globally, it is proud to retain its founding principle of providing global standards with local service.

Who we are...

Kernow Oils has now become an industrial lubricant specialist, recognised by and working in partnership with market-leading Global brands. These rich ties we have developed with brand manufacturers, coupled with decades of experience have led to Kernow Oils being widely recognised as a market-leading company in developing advanced, high-performance industrial lubrication solutions.

Our solutions cover various industrial applications including; manufacturing, engineering, food production, aerospace, agriculture, construction, automotive, marine, power generation, and so much more.

We are proud to be both highly recognised and industry-accredited throughout so many sectors:

The right advice for your needs...

Not just a salesperson… we match a sector specialist with your business to advise you.

We know how critical your machinery is to operations and your business success. Downtime, inefficiency and wastage are factors that can all prove costly if you have the wrong lubricant protecting them.

With this in mind, Kernow Oils doesn’t just use a one-size-fits-all approach to sales and product advice. We match a sector-specific sales advisor to each enquiry. In taking this approach, your advice will come from someone who knows the industry challenges and products inside out. This way you can be sure you are getting the best possible expert advice.

Custom Industrial Lubricant Solutions...

As well as a distributor of household brands name, Kernow Oils also specialises in working with customers to develop tailor-made products designed to fit your specifications.

Through producing customer-led industrial lubrication solutions Kernow Oils can not only provide lubrication that ensures maximum performance from the lubricant but equally one which serves to protect your asset against friction and ultimately wear to ensure the maximum lifespan.

If you are looking for a tailor-made industrial lubricant solution, please click here to send us some details and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Outstanding Service and Support...

Our product knowledge and operational ability are backed up by our outstanding customer-centric service. Our trusted and reliable technical support is always on hand to help with any technical advice along the way whilst our outstanding customer service team is there to ensure everything runs like a well-oiled machine.

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