The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) was established in 1948 in order to meet the needs of its Members by providing advocacy, networking, and a collaborative effort to succeed in today's business world. The trade association is the principal voice for the industry before Congress, federal regulatory agencies and other industry groups. Through its enforceable Code of Ethics, ILMA promotes integrity and quality in lubricant manufacturing and marketing.
ILMA serves its members through:
ILMA is guided by its Strategic Plan, which reflects the needs of the ILMA members today. After 15 years of utilizing a 'Long Range Plan,' in 2000 ILMA developed its first facilitated Strategic Plan with the guidance of Smock-Sterling, Strategic Management Consultants. A second plan was created in 2004, and now a new plan is being implemented this year. Click here to see the new ILMA Strategic Plan.
We measure success by the value received by our members and, ultimately, by our members' continuing financial success.
Manufacturing Members are independent lubricant companies that produce over 25% of all lubricants and 80% or more of the metalworking fluids and other specialty industrial lubricants sold in North America.
International Members are independent companies manufacturing lubricants outside North America.
ILMA's membership also includes Supplier Member companies that are key suppliers of the independent lubricant manufacturing industry and Marketing Member companies which market and manufacture lubricants, own and operate a lubricant storage facility and maintain a finished product inventory or utilize a toll blender to do so, but which do not meet Manufacturing Member criteria.