Our extensive facilities enable us to provide a complete package solution.
We believe you should be able to rely on one company for all your brake fluid needs. We handle all the aspects of design, legislation advice and manufacture on your behalf.
Orthene today produces the widest range of brake fluids in the world, supplying an international customer base.
Approvals are held with many global braking system manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers and NATO. Customers include both international petrochemical companies and specialist lubricant manufacturers.
Well-equipped laboratories and technical staff form our R&D hub and maintain quality control of all products - both incoming and outgoing.
Simulated brake systems recreate the most demanding conditions in our laboratories, to ensure that our products are ‘fit for purpose’.
Orthene has one of the few approved brake fluid testing laboratories in Europe. The quality of our products is matched by our own range of packaging, which is custom designed to protect the brake fluid, ensuring it is in the best possible condition. Any proprietary packaging is extensively tested before it is accepted for use.
We’re committed to providing you with a complete package to support the success of your brand. This includes:
Brake fluids that comfortably exceed the minimum performance criteria of the chosen specifications
Excellent quality packaging
Short lead times
Reliable despatch dates
Excellent commercial and technical know-how and back-up support
A training programme for your sales teams
Our automated manufacturing system delivers products to order, with outstanding consistency.
To meet safety standards, we use large-scale batch processes, rather than continuous manufacture, to provide the security of actual batch results.
Our story so far
Alan Ker formulates the first low-hygroscopicity brake fluid – the forerunner of today’s DOT 4. As a result, he is invited to join the SAE Brake Fluid Standards Committee, as the first European to do so.
Alan Ker establishes Orthene as the first provider of high quality, private-label brake fluids to the industry sector.
Orthene pioneers the use of plastic packaging for brake fluid.
Orthene develops the first bag-in-box package for brake fluid.
Orthene develops its own exclusive packaging range for brake fluid.
Orthene develops its first brake fluid specifically for racing use.
Orthene achieves registration to the demanding QS 9000 quality system (later known as ISO TS 16949).
As the use of ESP braking systems increases, Orthene develops its first low viscosity DOT 4.
Continual innovation of brake fluids results in the development of Orthene’s 320 DOT 4, with the highest boiling point available.
Orthene develops a DOT 5.1 low-viscosity fluid, a world first.
Step change expansion of our capacity to keep up with global demand.
Orthene's operations are certified to the exacting automotive quality standard ISO/TS 16949-2009 as well as ISO 9001.