In 1951, the Dollbergen site began to think about the future in a sustainable way. A group of pioneers, courageous entrepreneurs, decided to innovatively solve society's problems. Raw materials were scarce, so new ways had to be found to meet the needs of the growing population. In the heart of the German oil region, work began in the early 1950s to give oil-containing waste a new life. First of all, used oils were collected regionally and treated in the refining plants in Dollbergen. The collection and production already expanded in the 1960s.With organic growth in its own collection, but also strategic acquisitions, the growing demand for products from rerefining could be met. Today AVISTA OIL ist the most important circular value creation company in the used oil sector and a pioneer in sustainable development.
Necessity & curiosity are the motor ... 1951 is the hour of birth of the sustainable value chain with the first liter of motor oil made from used oil. The existing processing plants cover the demand for scarce raw materials for economic development.
A virtue is made out of necessity ... In Germany, for the first time, the entire area is disposed of and processed in Dollbergen [DE]. To protect natural resources, in a time of upheaval.
Focus on sustainability... KARO AS [DE], Dansk Olie Genbrug [DK], Recup Oil [BE], Universal Environmental Services [USA], Wubben & Ozon [NL] are founded. They should all later become part of AVISTA OIL.
First expansions ... Expansion in Europe with collection, technology and refineries under the umbrella of the AVISTA OIL group of companies [then under a different name].
Milestones in Rerefining ... The first waste-free base oil is produced in Dollbergen. Market launch of the CO2-reduced KERNSOLVAT®, the highest quality base oil in the industry.
Founding of AVISTA OIL AG ... Founding of AVISTA OIL AG and constant growth in Europe and the USA. This is followed by expansion of capacities, modernization of systems, growth in in-house collection.
CO2-certificed oils ... DEKRA Germany is the first company to certify AVISTA OIL [DE] for the production of CO2-reduced base oils. With the further development of the sustainable product range, more and more AVISTA OIL companies are opening up new markets. Sustainable oils are today's lubricants.