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Vigzol Oil Refining Co

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of Bilton House, 113 Park Street, London, W1

1919 The company was established in Ormskirk to manufacture and distribute motor oils, primarily to local garages or direct to the farming industry.

The Aughton Street premises soon became too small and so the local brewery was purchased and the malt house converted to office and storage space.

A new state of the art plant was installed, cap­able of producing 50,000 gallons of lubricating oil per week.

1924 Opened a second production plant in Dublin and offices in the West End of London

1937 Lubricating-oil manufacturers. "Vigzol" Lubricating Oils. "Vigzoleum" Greases. [1]

In the 1960s, the company was merged with Amoco and production continued at the Green Lane site of Amoco lubricants.

Early 1970s the company left the Ormskirk site..


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