ICT Oil Laboratories is a consulting firm, specializing in fuels and lubricants.

Founded in 1976 by Dr. Ethan Guinat, a chemist and expert in the field of fuels, lubricants and tribology (the science of lubrication and wear protection).  The company pioneered the method of lube oil analysis in Israel.
Today, the company is owned and managed by Seth Sommer & Itamar Lavie, chemists, both having rich, extensive knowledge and experience in the field of lubricants and oils.


The company operates its own laboratory facilities and performs most standard fuel and lubricant analyses. The company provides its clients with a vast spectrum of information, including product quality and condition of the overall system.

The Quality Management System of ICT Oil Laboratories Ltd complies with the requirements of standard ISO 9001:2008 (to view the certificate click here).


ICT Oil Laboratories also provides:

  • Chemical anaylsis of oils, lubricants, fuels and coolants.
  • Consulting services to clients regarding lubricant selection, proper use of products and lubrication-related troubleshooting. 
  • Quality conformance testing of fuels, lubricants and industrial chemicals.
  • A variety of lectures and training courses.
  • Tools to implement predictive and proactive maintenance programs in industrial and automotive companies.
  • Expert witness statements regarding chemical and oil analysis.
  • and more.....

ICT Oil Laboratories is 's leading privately owned consulting firm in the field of fuels, lubricants and tribology that is not affiliated with any product marketing company. 

Key Personnel

Seth Sommer, Managing Director.  B.Sc. chemist, the HebrewUniversity, Jerusalem. Mr. Sommer has over 20 years experience specializing in lubrication and fuel
technologies.  He served for 8 years in the Fuels and Lubricant Section of the Logistic Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), and headed this section for three years.  After leaving the military in 1991, he acted as lubricants technical support consultant for Delek - The Israeli Fuel Corp. Ltd.
He is the General Manager of ICT since 1995.


Itamar Lavie, Marketing Manager. B.Sc. chemist, BenGurionUniversity, Be'er Sheba, &  MBA Marketing, TelAvivUniversityBusinessSchool, 1991. 
Mr. Lavie served for 6 years in the Fuels and Lubricants Section of the IDF. 
After leaving the military, he served as a product manager for Bromine Compounds Ltd. (part of Israel Chemicals Ltd.), where his responsibilities included worldwide marketing and sales of several chemicals.
He is the Marketing Manager of ICT since 1995.


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4 Yad Harutzim, P.O.Box 2278,  Kfar Saba 44425, Israel  Tel 972-9-7662113, Fax: 972-9-7662114, ictlabs@ictlabs.com