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Schaeffer's Dependability

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Schaeffer's Dependability

Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants: synthetic motor oils, hydraulic fluids, and diesel fuel additives have achieved a world-class reputation for improving engine performance and fuel economy, but our diverse product line includes all types of industrial lubricants, industrial greases, and industrial oils as well as specialty items like our chain lubes and degreasers.

Our philosophy: to provide advanced lubricants for improved performance, reliability and fuel economy.


The heritage of our past gives us a keen eye on the future. In 1839, Schaeffer Manufacturing Company provided greases and oils for wagon trains and steamboats. Times and technology changed. So did Schaeffer. Since then, we've developed many of our current concepts in lubrication, including advanced additives for performance, friction modifiers for fuel economy and synthetics for extended lubricant life.

Our strong foundation of success and our pioneering change along the way are predictors of great things to come at Schaeffer Manufacturing Company. Adapting to the changing needs of our customers for over 175 years by inventing new technologies gives Schaeffer a special advantage. Knowing where we've come from provides the best route to our customers' future success.

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Our Team

The biggest advantage to our customers is our people, the Schaeffer Team.

Family owned and managed since 1839, Schaeffer management is 6th generation, with no plans for acquisition or sale.

From our headquarters staff and plant personnel, to over 600 local Schaeffer Advantage customer consultants, it's the quality people that deliver performance day in and day out.

Our sales team is there with you, providing solutions, solving problems and increasing profits. They're on your team, not on your payroll.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement helps us keep our eye on the valuable customer. Written in 1992, the mission statement is as true today as it was then.

To manufacture and supply superior quality lubricants, fuel additives and chemicals which provide value added performance for our customers.

We are dedicated to a professional sales force with technical support, and continuous improvement of our people, products and service.

We are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. This is our mission; by the grace of God we will fulfill it.