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of Trafford Park, Manchester
1936 Manchester Oil Refinery Ltd, (M.O.R.) was founded as a private company by Dr Georg Tugendhat and Dr Franz Kind. The company began constructing a petroleum refinery to make lubricating and transformer oils
1938 The refinery started operations
WWII The refinery was shut down in 1941 due to restrictions imposed by Government but soon reopened when it was shown to be advantageous to refine the products locally rather than rely on importing them.
1948 Acquired an interest in a Belgian refinery which was then increased over later years
1949 Public company incorporated; the wholly-owned subsidiaries were:
Two-thirds owned subsidiaries were: