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The company has a network of laboratories that have 65 years of experience and enjoy international prestige, where thorough analyses of oil products are carried out. This network consists of seven centres that are coordinated from the modern Central Laboratory in San Fernando de Henares (Madrid), all of them holding ISO 9001 certification and ENAC accreditation in accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

The main lines of activity are:

  • Evaluation testing of automotive fuels, lubricants, additives and ancillary consumer products.
  • Research and development of products designed to meet future and market requirements.
  • Analyses of oil product characterisation.


  • Analysis of the environmental impact caused by product spillage in the different storage, handling and transportation processes.
  • Quality control of oil products placed in the market.
  • Assessment and solving of any kind of problem that arises in the market in relation to the use of fuels and lubricants.
  • Microbiological analyses related to oil product storage and use.

It also has a sophisticated samples and results management system that is integrated into the CLH systems, thereby making it possible to control and make instantaneous exchange of information regarding the characteristics of all products stored and distributed through the CLH network.

This centre also holds collaboration agreements with a number of universities and vocational training centres for carrying out research work, organising master's degree courses and training students during their practical study period. It also participates in national and European fuel specification working groups and in conferences held by various specialist forums.

CLH Central Laboratory

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