About Smith & Allan

Founded 1925

The business was formed as a small blender of lubricants for the burgeoning automotive and mechanised agricultural sectors.

In those days there was no delivery service and farmers would collect oil while attending Darlington Cattle Mart.

Since then, things have evolved a little and we now operate a thriving e-commerce business alongside supplying & supporting a wide range of industrial customers.

Smith & Allan remains in family ownership, now in its 4th generation. This relationship embodies stability, longevity, and if nothing else, an ability to get along.

Sectors we work with:


Plant & Haulage


Automotive & Passenger Car



Forestry & Horticulture

Motor Sport

Food & Beverage


Classic & Vintage Cars

Our Mission

We have a fleet our own vehicles delivering around the North East, providing barrel and bulk solutions for the bigger users, and together with this, we provide overnight courier delivery services to the smaller “one-man-band”

Our production processes and finished lubricants are certified to ISO 9001, and as long-standing proud members of the “United Kingdom Lubricants Association” and “Verification Of Lubricant Specifications” we take great pride in knowing that for over ninety five years there is no substitute for quality. Using virgin base stocks, and only the highest quality additive packages enables us to provide lubricant solutions, which exhibit outstanding value.

We supply a countless number of customers with our oils and big names put their faith in us to keep their business running. Our oils have lubricated power stations, they have helped produce electric vehicles, they have helped to quarry stone, and mine coal from open casts.

We can say that we help to keep the wheels of industry turning.