Who is Polsinello Lubricants?

Who is Polsinello Lubricants?

Neal Dow


Polsinello Lubricants, Inc. is a family owned and operated wholesale distributor of lubricants and motor oils throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Polsinello Lubricants is one of the largest distributors in the Northeast Region for Shell, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Phillips66, Kendall and Gulf Lubricants.

Polsinello Lubricants is a wholesale distributor and marketer of motor oils, lubricants and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Polsinello is one of the largest distributors in the region for Shell, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Gulf, Phillips66 and Kendall motor oils and lubricants.

Polsinello Lubricants has over 150,000 square feet of storage for bulk, packaged and drummed oil in our company owned distribution centers (Rensselaer, Syracuse, Plattsburgh, and Westbury). We also have over 350,000 gallons of bulk storage. Additionally, Polsinello Lubricants has one of the largest modern fleets of tractor trailers, box trucks and tanker trucks on the road to distribute motor oils and lubricants. Our extensive distribution network enables Polsinello Lubricants to service the northeast effectively and efficiently.

It is not just the size of The Polsinello’s network that is impressive. It is the relentless attention to detail that is given by each member of the Polsinello Lubricant team. Polsinello Lubricants distribution network is consistently ranked one of the highest in the country for product quality and control. This is only possible because of our team of dedicated professionals who pride themselves on always serving the customer first. Polsinello Lubricants is a proud recipient of Shell’s Distributor Product Quality Assurance (DPQA) certification. This is Shell Lubricant’s highest rank for quality control. It is the precise quality control that enables Polsinello Fuels to efficiently drum and package oil and DEF at our own facilities and reduce the costs to the customer.

Polsinello Fuels, Inc. was founded in 1952 by Lou Polsinello Sr. and Sue Polsinello in Rensselaer, NY. Originally, the company delivered heating oil and performed oil burner services. Over time Polsinello Fuels, Inc. grew into a regional supplier of heating oil, propane, gasoline, diesel, motor oils and lubricants. In addition, the Polsinello Family expanded the business to include convenience stores and truck stops beginning in the 1980s under the leadership of Lou and Sue’s son Louis Polsinello Jr. who was President from 1981 until 2019.

Between 2018 and 2020 Polsinello Fuels transitioned into Polsinello Lubricants with the successful divestment from fuel delivery and its other business segments. Today, Polsinello Lubricants is singularly focused on servicing its motor oil, lubricant and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) customers under the leadership of the 3rd generation of the Polsinello Family.

Polsinello Lubricants operates 4 distribution facilities and its own fleet of bulk and package delivery trucks. Polsinello delivers only the highest quality brand name products with reliable service built on 70+ years and 3 generations of dedication to putting the customer first.

Today, Polsinello Lubricants is the premier motor oil and lubricant provider in the Northeast. Polsinello’s unique offering of multiple brands from several facilities, all while being family owned and operated makes it stand out amongst the competition. Our customers are confident knowing they have a company big enough to meet all their needs but local enough to sincerely care about each customer.