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2929 5th Avenue , Rock Island, Illinois, United States

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Industry : Fuel Cells
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Since Oct, 2019
About Company

We improve the reliability, productivity, and efficiency of our customes equipment, and weve built our business around being a reliable partner. RILCOs success and reputation for dependability are built upon three pillars of strength and differentiation: Unparalleled lubricants industry knowledge, resources and expertise to augment or outsource your lubrication and equipment reliability needs. Best-in-class sales, distribution, and responsive customer service combined with industry leading breadth and depth of product offerings. The entrepreneurial ingenuity to solve customers equipment reliability and business challenges through the innovative design of cost effective solutions that are not product dependent.  RILCO is an established leader in distribution, lubricant sales, and equipment reliability services. Our services platform is a suite of over 70 equipment and reliability services, all which are designed to provide customers with a comprehensive solution to their equipment reliability challenges. These services range from lubrication best practices and training to the hands-on implementation of lubrication process and procedure programs designed to reduce equipment down time, increase efficiency, improve productivity, and the profitability of our customers.  Through our dedicated employees, we make it easy for our customers to do business with us. We organize our expertise around the specific needs of each customer and industry, remaining true to our core business - Lubrication Excellence.

A Brief History of RILCO 

RILCO started as Rock Island Fuels Company in 1927. Steve Wagner purchased the company in 1979 and began operations as Rock Island Lubricants or RILCO. Unexpectedly, Steve passed away in 1995. Just 18 months later in 1997, a devastating fire destroyed the companys main office building and packaging distribution center. During the very next business day, RILCO continued to operate delivering product to their customers. In 1997, the office and packaging building was rebuilt. In 2001, RILCO opened their Peoria sales and distribution center. In 2002, a new distribution, packaging, and bulk plant was built in Rock Island, IL. Also in 2002, RILCO started RILCO Fluid Care (RFC) to offer environmental Preventative Maintenance and Field Reliability Management services. In 2004, RILCO opened their third distribution center in Des Moines, IA. In 2005, the company added new sales and administrative offices on the grounds of the Rock Island property. These expansions have allowed us to expand direct delivery service to the states of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota.

  • 1997 Rock Island Lubricants Inc. rebuilds its office and packaging building.
  • 1998 RILCO begins its private label business for Vermeer. Today, its private labels are distributed to 20 companies and shipped worldwide.
  • 2001 RILCO begins oil reclamation project on-site — recycling and refining oil back to its original specification for industrial customers.
  • 2002 The first new 15,000-square-foot warehouse is built at 1305 1st St., Rock Island, on land purchased from the city.
  • 2004 The company opens a third distribution center in Pella, Iowa.
  • 2005 Company purchases Rock Island property near its home office that had housed Greenleaf Construction.
  • 2007 RILCO purchases multi-million-dollar distribution facility in Peoria, Ill., from Shell Pennzoil.
  • 2009 The company begins co-packing for several area businesses, including Kone and Atlas Copco.
  • 2010 A third warehouse is built at 1301 1st St. in Rock Island, IL.
  • 2012 Launch of RILCO Services Division
  • 2013 New Facility in Pella, IA opens.

RILCO has grown to be one of Shell Oils largest National Wholesalers and has the distinguished honor of being recognized as a Shell Alliance Distributor. RILCOs ever growing product lines, partnerships, and services offerings includes lubricants, chemicals, metal working fluids, environmental services, predictive maintenance, custom blending and packaging. RILCO has won many customer, supplier, and industry awards for outstanding sales, quality, and service.  RILCO continues to grow adding new products and services for its customers carrying award winning products from Shell, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Total, Royal Purple, and many more.


RILCOs team of lubrication specialists, ranging from STLE Certified Lubrication Specialists (CLS), to experienced industry experts, are ready to help you assess, design, implement, and manage a world-class lubrication excellence program. Based on your needs and objectives, our team can assist you with everything from design and initial lubrication project implementation to routine lubrication practices executed daily, by trained and certified lubrication technicians. Results include reduced lubrication-related failures that capture real time cost savings and increase production.  New comprehensive facility audits, detailed lubrication surveys, lubrication consulting and management, oil analysis programs, lubricant conversions, and condition monitoring to enhance your fluid system reliability is our goal.

Fleet & Off Highway Equipment 

Your business depends on your truck, so you need it to work reliably and efficiently. This is why RILCO carries heavy-duty diesel engine oils, to protect your engine, help you lower running costs and increase reliability.  Youve worked hard to make your business successful, so weve designed an engine oil that can help keep it that way.  Fluids used in off-highway equipment that lubricate transmissions, final drives, wet brakes, transmission clutches, and hydraulic systems. These fluids typically lubricate from a common fluid reservoir on the vehicle. These unique performance characteristics make off-highway lubricants acceptable for use in both on and off-highway commercial transmissions, high-pressure hydraulic systems, construction, mining and forestry equipment.   In the agriculture industry these fluids often are called universal tractor transmission oils (UTTOs). Another category fluid for agricultural equipment is super tractor oil universal (STOU). STOU oils are formulated for engines as well as wet brakes, hydraulic systems, and transmissions of many farm tractors currently in service. Lubrizol is the only company that manufactures both UTTO and STOU additives.

Company NameRilco
Business CategoryFuel Cells
Address2929 5th Avenue
Rock Island
United States
ZIP: 61201
Year Established1997
Hours of OperationNA
Company Services
  • Oil Analysis Programs
  • Oil Reclamation
  • Oil Sampling & Analysis
  • Used Oil Recovery
  • Lubrication Engineer & Technician
  • Inventory/fluid Management & Consolidation
  • Lubrication Management
  • Lubricant Storage Design
  • Engine Oils
  • Transmission Oils
  • Diesel Fuel Additives
  • Gear Oils
  • Greases
  • Power Steering & Brake Fluids
  • Transmission & Torque Converter Fluids
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