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About Orthene

The world’s largest

specialist private label brake fluid manufacturer

1

Factory located in the United Kingdom

7

Dedicated brake fluid production lines

106

Brake fluid specifications

79

Countries regularly shipped to worldwide

Manufacturers of brake fluid since 1976
1964

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.

1976

Alan Ker establishes Orthene as the first provider of high quality, private-label brake fluids to the industry sector.

1984

Orthene pioneers the use of plastic packaging for brake fluid.

1986

Orthene develops the first bag-in-box package for brake fluid.

1996

Orthene develops its own exclusive packaging range for brake fluid.

1997

Orthene develops its first brake fluid specifically for racing use.

2001

Orthene achieves registration to the demanding QS 9000 quality system (later known as ISO TS 16949).

2004

As the use of ESP braking systems increases, Orthene develops its first low viscosity DOT 4.

2007

Continual innovation of brake fluids results in the development of Orthene’s 320 DOT 4, with the highest boiling point available.

2013

Orthene develops a DOT 5.1 low-viscosity fluid, a world first.

2016

Step change expansion of our capacity to keep up with global demand.

2018

Orthene's product portfolio exceeds 100 brake fluid specifications. The largest range available anywhere in the world.

2019

Another specification added to the portfolio as Orthene develops the RR363 brake fluid for the early Rolls Royce and Bentley models.

Unique

We’re the only global player to specialise in hydraulic brake fluids and associated products


Maintaining a consistent emphasis on this ‘life-critical’ product, we support you with products, advice and services. With no brand of our own in the marketplace, our success is your success.

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Single Source Solution

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:

Global

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.

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Safety

Well-equipped laboratories and technical staff form our R&D hub and maintain strict quality control


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.

Commitment

We’re committed to providing you with a complete package to support the success of your brand

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Standards

Certified to the exacting automotive quality standards; IATF 16949 as well as ISO 9001


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