Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Björn Berg and I am 57 years old. I have been running my company which is based in Piteå for over 25 years now. I was raised in a family of entrepreneurs and have been driving machines since I was 14 years of age. The company has been a family business for generations and was originally founded by my grandfather in the 1950’s. In 1992 we decided to change the name of the company to “Bergs Maskin AB”.
How did you get in contact with Sustainalube?
It was Ulf Sandström that contacted me about the lubricant and wondered if I was interested in testing the grease. At the time we already knew each other through the organisation SMF Forest Entrepreneurs. I strongly liked the fact that the lubricant is environmentally friendly, which is something that is very important to me, and that is why I decided to test it on my own machines.
You are one of our first products testers for the central-lubricating grease. How has it been so far?
We have probably used about 12 kg of grease and so far we have not discovered any disadvantages with the use of this product. I am very happy with the outcome and the fact that I can keep my machines clean in an easy way without using any chemicals. The product is also non-toxic and takes better care of my hands.
How does the grease differentiate itself from every other product you have tested?
We have not noticed any difference around the lubricating properties with Sustainalube Eco Grease comparing to other similar products that we have used. The grease performs just as well as our previous lubricants. The price point for this lubricant is also very good, but it is really the other qualities that makes this product a priority for me. By using Sustainalube Eco Grease I do not have to compromise with neither price, environment nor performance.
What important advantages do you see with using Sustainalube’s products?
All the products are environmentally friendly and I believe that is a significant attribute today. The lubricants’ water-solubility is also another important factor. The fact that the base is oil-free keeps the machines cleaner and is easy to wash off with using only hot water, and you do not have to deal with all the dirt and coating that comes with using traditional lubricants.
Would you recommed Sustainalube’s products to other people in the industry?
Absolutely! After the tests that we have made the product seems to function very well. I would definitely recommend it since I only have positive things to say about Sustainalube Eco Grease.