Quality control: Eislingen lubricant experts convert former company laboratory into high-tech quality control laboratory
Quality and quality assurance have always been central themes in the product strategy of Zeller+Gmelin. The lubricant experts have built a new test laboratory for this purpose on the traditional factory premises in Eislingen. In the future, as many parameters as possible are to be carried out in the high-tech facility on the basis of current test instructions, thus significantly accelerating the testing and release process.

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