Millers Oils founder, John Watson Miller, originally bought the company for £265 in 1887

In 1889, John Watson Miller himself wrote to all customers with news that the company would be changing its name to Millers Oils and also stated that ‘the quality of my oil will be rigidly adhered to’.

The Miller family was always a pivotal part of the business and its passion for success drove innovation. Early successes included gear oil for Ford, and the first long drain interval engine oil for trucks.

The business has progressed over its long and rich history, with award winning products and innovations, and yet has always kept its roots firmly in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.


Millers Oils founded in
Brighouse, West Yorkshire

Portrait of founder John Watson Miller
1900 1900

First long drain interval
engine oil for trucks produced
by Millers Oils

Old fashioned truck black and white photo

Flagship product
Pistoneeze launch

Old Millers Oils products

Power-saving lubricants for
the textile industry launched

Manufacturing in an old textiles industry
1973 1900

£75,000 extension to
blending site

Millers Oils head office expansion building site
2008 2008

Award-winning NANODRIVE
ultra low friction gear
oil launched

Four bottles of Millers Oils engine oil

New Research & Development
Centre Launched


Queen’s Award for Enterprise:
International Trade


Launch of service partnerships:
Millers-Xtra Premium Autocentre

Re-launch of Millers-Xtra Fluid Management