Originally founded by Jean-Lêon Spehner, Jean-Pierre Leprê and Guy Grospêtre in Strasbourg/France, Setral has been dealing from the very beginning with the decisive component for smooth production processes: The high-performance lubricant.

In 1985 Karl-Heinz Hensel took over the management
and initiated a dynamic period of growth by using new production methods and consequently advancing and improving the product range.

A fire in the production facilities at Strasbourg necessitated the erection
of new production facilities at Romanswiller in the years 1988-1990.

In the following years these production and storage facilities have been expanded and the storage capacities enlarged. At the same time the research and development activities were intensified in the nineties. Testing facilities and the institutionalisation of new technologies accompanied the dynamic quality growth during the last decade.