German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly hired another 23 people in August and September, pushing its workforce over the 800-employee barrier.

The number of workers at Liqui Moly has doubled since 2006, says the company. Some 819 people now work for the group – 515 at the Ulm site and 268 in Saarlouis, Germany.

Liqui Moly recently reported record sales in August, with monthly turnover reaching €50m for the first time in the company’s 60-year history.

It took Liqui Moly almost five decades to reach the 400 mark. In 2006, the number of employees at Liqui Moly grew very promptly by 130 people with the takeover of Méguin Mineralölwerke in Saarland.

CEO Ernst Prost does not want to set out when the 900 or even 1,000 mark will be reached. "But if our growth keeps up its rate, it could be earlier than expected,” he says.

Founded in 1957, Liqui Moly develops and produces a range of oils, lubricants and additives for the automotive and marine markets. The company sells its products in more than 120 countries and generated €489m in sales in 2016.