"To do the common thing uncommonly well brings success"
As one of the largest privately owned manufacturers of premium quality lubricants in Europe, Morris Lubricants has 150 years of experience in the industry. Since James Kent Morris' dreams of success back in 1869, we've continually honed our products and services, to develop a reputation worldwide for excellent quality and service. Today we deliver across a wide range of sectors and to more than 85 countries.
The message "To do the common thing uncommonly well brings success" was taken to heart by the company and that simple approach has served us well. We've evolved dramatically over the decades as technology has advanced. Staying at the cutting edge of innovation across the entire product line has been critical to our success. Morris Lubricants remains an independent family-owned enterprise that stays true to its core values in every aspect of the business.
For five generations we have focussed on quality, innovation, flexibility and trust across the entire business, The result is a range of products and services that are renowned across the globe. We develop close customer relationships, so we are in tune with and responsive to demand.
Everything we do is designed to make things simply work more smoothly. Not only do our products achieve this, but our team understands the importance of continual customer care. We're there for you and your business every step of the way.
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.