Dr Christine Fuchs, vice president global research & development, was invited to officially open and marked the occasion by cutting a ribbon on the entrance doors.

Paul Littley, executive manager - R&D, who has personally overseen the project said: “This is an exciting time for us. This significant investment to the R&D department project will have fantastic benefits for the business.

“This elevates FUCHS UK in the Technical R&D support offered for both existing, new and prospective customers.

“The new R&D Technical Centre firmly places us at the forefront of R&D within the lubricant industry and maintains our pledge to continually build for the future.”