Selected 2012

Carlos Henrique Alves

  • Current company Grupo OilCheck
  • Location Brazil
  • Industry Infrastructure & Utilities

Oilcheck offers heavy machinery owners solutions for 1) predictive maintenance through the precise analysis of machinery fluids and 2) preventative maintenance via oil filtration products.

Born and raised in Porto Alegre, Luis Milani’s winding entrepreneurial path led him to Australia. He discovered a microfiltration product from Filter Technology Australia, and began selling them back in Brazil in 2007 under the heading of a new business, Austech. To prove its efficacy, he went to an oil testing analysis laboratory in Brazil. There he met his future business partner, Carlos Alves.

In 2008, Luis and Carlos began thinking about a deeper partnership, outlining the problems and opportunities in the oil analysis market. In 2009, Austech merged to form Oilcheck.

Through its fluid analysis services and microfiltration systems, Oilcheck can provide a complete solution to machine owners seeking to protect their operations from the hazards of equipment failure. Its self-designed fluid collection kits are distributed to the final customer and the resulting samples are quickly interpreted in a state of the art lab.
Luis and Carlos leverage their customer-oriented approach and neutral position within the industry to secure new clients and scale fast. From the start the two have remained focused on reaching their goals, reinvesting 100% of their profits into R&D, client expansion, and dreaming big.

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