Where it all began
The story of one of the biggest industrial post-war brands started in 1939 in Seattle (USA), when Ole Bardahl developed a revolutionary lubricant for engines. After having created the Bardahl Manufacturing Corporation, the Norwegian engineer improved his formula by testing it on race tracks, and in the 1960s, his lubricant became a best-seller in the USA.
The adventure continued in 1954 when Jean Leplat, who worked in his father-in-law’s textile factory, proposed to the Americans to distribute the brand exclusively in France. His son, Dominique Leplat, took over the company in 1970. In 1991, Dominique Leplat and Evelyne Bardahl (Ole Bardahl’s daughter) became partners and Sadaps Bardahl is now the main manufacturer in Europe and some other countries.
Since then, Sadaps Bardahl has been making progress thanks to innovations and products development both on its national and international markets. BARDAHL is still a reference brand for individuals, professionals and high-level sport people.