Matrix Specialty Lubricants BV has been created by a group of enthusiastic people who have been working for major oil companies for many years. More and more they didn't feel comfortable with the culture within these companies; slow, large and very impersonal. During the last couple of years major merges between oil companies have made things even worse. Very often the contact with the customer appears to be little or even doesn't exist. These large oil companies reduced their R&D facilities to a minimum which have resulted in no further development of products and applications.