The long tradition and history of BALLISTOL is unique. For more than 110 years, the manufacturer of Ballistol Universalöl has been known as an expert for all types of special oils. Today, BALLISTOL produces not only the well-known Ballistol Universalöl but also numerous care products for humans and animals as well as many special technical oils.
In 1874, Friedrich Wilhelm Klever, founded the ‘Chemical Factory F.W. KLEVER’ in Cologne. He began with the production of oils and fats based on coal and purchased a mine in order to be independent of raw material deliveries.
Around the turn of the century, the emperor sought a well-rounded oil that would maintain and preserve not just metal parts, but also wooden shanks and leather. At the same time, it was to serve as a wound oil for injuries, lacerations and bruises. In 1904, Dr Helmut Klever, the son of the company founder, who at the time was a lecturer in chemistry at the Technical University in Karlsruhe, successfully formulated this special oil. It soon became known as a “miracle oil” with surprising properties.
Produced in Germany with the original recipe, for more than four generations and sold worldwide, this miracle oil is now used for everything from moving parts, weapon care, gardening tools and hardware to protection of wood, metal and all kinds of vehicles.
BALLISTOL is the only universal oil to have received a “Very Good” rating when dermatologically tested.