4S3: Case Study – Implementation of a World Class Reliability Programme at a Tyre Plant

Angus Macdonald, Director, Lubrication Engineers International Ltd


The global engineering team of a multinational tyre company had established a Lubrication System Standard for all their manufacturing plants around the world. However, in South Africa their local lubricant supplier was unable to provide the service & support that was required to implement a best practice lubrication reliability programme. Instead, LE South Africa was therefore authorised to work with the plant to devise & then implement a full programme of correct lubricant storage & handling which included colour coding, labels, dedicated filter carts as well as Xclude Dessicant Breathers and Xpel Oil Containers.


Angus has worked for LE for more than 13 years in a variety of marketing & sales roles and is currently based in the UK. He is responsible for a cross-section of LE International’s distributors around the world ranging from: Australia to the Ukraine – spending time training new technical consultants and visiting a wide variety of LE customers in the field. Angus also plays an active part in LE’s OEM liaison – particularly with key gearbox & open gear manufacturers.

His Lubricant Industry Qualifications include:
ICML Machinery Lubrication Technician I & II
ICML Machinery Lubrication Analyst I
STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS)