STLE is an individual membership society focusing on professional, technical and scientific issues and needs. It is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are technical experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make industry more successful and that enhance the well-being of people worldwide.

International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), USA

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is a vendor-neutral, not-for-profit organization founded to facilitate growth and development of machine lubrication as a technical field of endeavor. Among its various activities, ICML offers skill certification testing for individuals in the fields of machine condition monitoring, lubrication and oil analysis in multiple languages. ICML currently provides certification for the Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA), Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) and Laboratory Lubricant Analyst (LLA). ICML is honored that these ICML certifications have been pioneered into ISO 18436-4 and 18436-5 Standards. ICML is an independently chartered organization consisting of both paid professional staff members and volunteer advisors.

TAE Esslingen

Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE)

For more than 65 years, the Technical Academy Esslingen (TAE), located in Ostfildern – close to Stuttgart – has been one of Germany’s largest providers of continuing education for vocational and pre-vocational qualification in the technical field. Whether seminar, certificate course or specialist conference, their events are always tailored to the needs of engineers as well as specialists and managers from technically oriented companies.

OELCHECK GmbH, Germany

The leading state-of-the-art laboratory for lubricant analysis in Europe offers more than 50 different test methods. OELCHECK analyzes and comments more than 200,000 samples every year. These numbers result in a enormous database with above 1.5 million analyzed samples. OELCHECK-experts also assist in the selection process of lubricants and act as expert witnesses in the investigation of damage cases. In 2010 the company created the OilDoc Academy as a spin-off.


The Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP) has a mission to create a new era for the practice of maintenance reliability in the context of asset management for organizations to enhance the delivery for the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

UEIL (Union of the European Lubricants Industry)

UEIL (the Union of the European Lubricants Industry) represents the interests of the lubricants industry in Europe, with a special focus on SMEs and independent companies that produce lubricants and metal processing fluids essential for the automotive and industrial sectors.

ELGI – European Lubricating Grease Institute

The ELGI is an independent, self-governing institute, financed solely by members. It is one of a group of scientific and technical institutes active in the field of tribology dealing with lubricating greases and associated products. The institute is involved in all aspects of this product group, particularly those concerning the technical, economic, ecological and legislative positions in Europe.

MFA – Maintenance and Facility Management Society of Austria

The goal of the non-profit organization MF Austria is the international practice-oriented exchange of knowledge between business and science in the areas of maintenance, facility management and technical service. The MFA sees itself as an information and communication platform and offers its members a variety of special services.

Lubricant Expo

Lubricant Expo is Europe’s first free-to-attend 3-day exhibition and conference, connecting lubricant solution providers with the full range of end-user buyers, as well as the entire chemical and equipment supply chain. 200+ exhibitors and an expected 4,000 buyers, engineers and executives will attend. Lubricant Expo brings together the lubricant community and its customers with a free-to-attend exhibition and conference, providing visitors with the knowledge and suppliers they need to reduce costs, improve efficiency, progress development and maximise the performance of their products and equipment.

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