With over 90 years of experience in the lubrication industry, and serving manufacturers throughout the southeast, Nelson Oil Company has learned to respond to our customers' changing needs with the finest lubricants from around the world. Headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, we’re committed to continuous improvement, as evidenced by our ISO 9001 Registration. We have an experienced staff of technicians who can tailor a lubrication program specifically to your needs.



Nelson Oil Company has cost-effective lubricants to satisfy all your OEM requirements, from heavy-duty engine oils to synthetic compressor fluids. These products are backed by our Lubrication Program and NELGuard™ Service. 

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Metalworking Fluids

From aerospace coolants to basic shop floor cleaners, we have a complete line of coolants, cleaners and rust preventatives. 

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Oil Filters

Nelson Oil carries a full range of air and oil filter elements to maintain the life of your equipment. 

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Air Compressor Fluids & Filters

Our NelsonAir complete line of mineral-based and synthetic compressor fluids offers cost-saving alternatives to expensive lubricants marketed by OEM’s. Properly cross-referenced and used in accordance with OEM recommendations, they will provide maximum protection for your equipment. We also have a complete line of filters for air compressors and vacuum pumps. Besides being an authorized distributor for Donaldson, Keltec Technolab and Solberg Manufacturing, we provide OEM quality filter elements for most major brands.


Why Choose Us?

  • Over 90 years of experience
  • ISO 9001 registered
  • CLS certified
  • a client base throughout the southeast
  • only the finest OEM-recommended products from around the world
  • a comprehensive Lubrication Program
  • NELGuard™ 24-Hour Emergency Service

What Clients Say

Nelson Oil’s knowledge, service and pricing are the main reasons they continue to be a valuable supplier for our Maintenance organization.
Joe Rainey, Maintenance Manager, CommScope, Inc.
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