Millers Oils celebrates its 130th year in business

2017 marks Millers Oils 130th year in business. The business has a long and rich history and has always kept its roots firmly in Brighouse, Yorkshire.

In 1887, the company’s founder, John Watson Miller, purchased the company stock, fixtures and fittings for £266.65. The company still has the original hand written bill of sale, safely preserved by the company historian. To the present day the company turnover is £20 million, employing a total of 106 members of staff.

Today, Millers Oils is a highly innovative independent blender of market leading advanced oils and fuel treatments. Since the early days the business has gone through extensive developments to bring it into the modern marketplace. In 1973 building started on an extension of the oil blending plant and it was built almost entirely by Millers Oils staff. Even Robert Miller, grandson of the founding member and chairman from 1966-2007, donned his overalls to pitch in.

In 2011 the company opened up a Research and Development laboratory, an excellent resource to continually develop new products. The technical team who work in the research centre provide an analysis service for customers, quality control and carry out comparative research. Millers Oils has had significant success with their products incorporating nano technology. This venture began with the Motorsport range which was titled ‘Nanodrive’. This range was and has been award winning, being awarded ‘The Most Innovative New Product’ at the World Motorsport Symposium, winning the ‘Technology and Innovation’ award at the Motorsport Industry Awards and the ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise’. Millers Oils have expanded globally with presence in 57 countries. The company has relationships with some international customers in particular over thirty years in Malaysia and Panama.

The success of Millers Oils has always revolved around its people and it has, as a company, always recognised the value that highly skilled and motivated staff bring to its innovative products and business. 2017 is a very special year for the company and Millers Oils look forward to many more anniversaries in the future.


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