With a proud heritage dating back to 1869, we are one of the largest privately owned British lubricant manufacturers in the world. We have developed a diverse range of world-class lubricants over the last 150 years suitable for the 21st century and gained a global reputation for delivering the highest quality products and services across a range of sectors in over 85 countries worldwide.
Since 1869 ...
The first Morris shop - Grocery business and candle factory
Installed a steam boiler and began a steam candle works
James Kent Morris starting importing paraffin to burn in paraffin lamps, which were superseding tallow candles.
Sadly James Kent Morris died in a pony and trap accident.
J.K. Morris Junior became Managing Director and ran the business with his brothers. The business, by this time, consisted of Groceries, Confectionary, a Bakery, Wines and Spirits, and a growing Lubricant blending plant.
Lubricant manufacturing continues to expand, leading to a need for larger premises and thus a move was made from New Street to Rowleys House in Hill's Lane.
First major contract to supply oil and greases to the Sentinel Waggon Works, Ditherington, Shrewsbury.
The company was incorporated and became Morris & Company (Shrewsbury) Limited on 11th November.
Oil manufacturing moved to the recently purchased "Corbett's Perseverance Iron Works" in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, which cost £6500. Leonard A. Paterson, grandson of J.K. Morris Senior, and a 3rd generation direct descendent, joined the company and took charge of the oil division.
L.A. Paterson's younger daughter Diana, marries David.W.Goddard.
David W. Goddard joins Morris & Company
Edward W. Goddard, a 5th generation direct descendent of J.K. Morris Senior, joins the company.
John D. Alton joins the company as Chief Executive of the Lubricants Division.
Andrew J. Goddard a 5th generation direct descendent of J.K. Morris Senior, joins the company.
On 17th July Partition of Morris & Comapny Ltd., took place, and Morris Lubricants and Morris Leisure became "stand alone" divisions of Paterson Enterprises Ltd., the Directors being Gareth Jones, David Goddard, Edward Goddard, Andrew Goddard and John Alton.
Edward Goddard becomes Managing Director of Morris Leisure.
Andrew Goddard becomes Managing Director of Morris Lubricants
Andrew Goddard becomes Chairman of Morris Lubricants and Edward Goddard becomes Chairman of Morris Leisure.
Chris Slezakowski becomes Managing Director of Morris Lubricants