Lube-Shuttle® is the way most of the rest of the industrialized world greases.  It's only in North America that we use a traditional double-ended open cardboard grease cartridge (tube) and a spring & plunger grease gun that is relatively unchanged since it was invented in the early 1900s.  But that is changing.

Invented in Europe over 15 years ago, Lube-Shuttle® is the new standard grease delivery cartridge. Available in the U.S. for close to 10 years, Lube-Shuttle® is now available in Canada.

Keep reading and you'll discover why.


Germany's MATO GmbH & Co. KG developed the Lube-Shuttle® cartridge as a replacement for the standard open-ended grease cartridge in order to provide a much cleaner and more efficient way of greasing.

Not only is the cartridge exceptionally easy to change, but since it's sealed with a plunger of its own and operated by vacuum it eliminates the need for the heavy spring and plunger found on a standard grease gun. As any traditional grease gun user knows, the spring and plunger is the source of much frustration, mess, and downtime. Because this process is so terrible many people skip greasing altogether, resulting in equipment failure, downtime, and costly repairs.

Neck Design

The Lube-Shuttle® cartridge is designed for efficient use in all conditions. The key advantage of the cartridge system is the 1-inch threaded neck.  The threaded neck allows for quick cartridge changes and pulls the cartridge tight, creating an airtight seal that prevents air gaps that stop greasing activities. The 1" diameter is the perfect size to balance durability with grease delivery volume.

Follower Plate

The Lube-Shuttle® System removes the need for a spring and plunger assembly at the rear of a grease gun. Instead there is a specialized yet cost-effective follower plate/plunger. The follower plate is designed to fit securely within the tube to prevent leakage and to form fit to the top of the tube allowing the plunger to fully empty the cartridge of grease!


Bulk users will enjoy the ability to refill and reuse the cartridges and occasional users will enjoy the fact that the grease doesn't harden and the tubes don't get soft and decay resulting in a nasty mess inside your grease gun.    

After several uses or intense wear the Lube-Shuttle® cartridges do have to be discarded, but not to worry, they are recyclable because they are made of low impurity white plastic and because they clean out nearly 100% of the grease!   





Here's a video that shows how a Lube-Shuttle® grease cartridge can be replaced in under 20 seconds with no mess and no aggravation. Compare this to the time and mess it takes to replace a standard grease cartridge and consider how much more likely you or your staff are to do the greasing work required, how much time you'll save, and how much less downtime and cost you'll have.

Grease Guns

Lube-Shuttle® carries a full line of grease guns for use with the threaded grease cartridges.  This includes:

  • Pistol grip & lever grip manual grease guns
  • 18V DC grease gun
  • Spray greaser
  • Pneumatic greaser
  • Caulking gun style


Lube-Shuttle® is involved in the grease production process all the way back to the refinery level.  This means an uninterrupted, price-stable supply of high quality greases for the threaded cartridge format.

Lube-Shuttle® sells grease in threaded cartridges, pails, kegs and drums.  Over 40 types of grease are made in the Lube-Shuttle® format.  All the greases produced by the company meet or exceed OEM specifications for consumer-grade equipment, heavy equipment, industrial machinery and virtually every other application requiring grease.

Lube-Shuttle® products are exclusively imported into North America by AET Systems, Inc. and sold in Canada by official licensee Lube-Shuttle® Canada.