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Orobis Ltd, maker of oil additives, of Hull

1954 In conjunction with the Oronite Chemical Co of California, Distillers Co formed Orobis Ltd[1] to manufacture a range of Oronite's lub. oil additives in the UK.

1955 Production started at Hull

1965 Jointly owned by Distillers Co and Chevron Chemical Co[2].

1967 Sold to BP together with many of Distillers other chemical interests[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 19 August 1954
  2. The Times, 20 August 1965
  3. The Times 1 April 1967