Samuel Cooke Lives On under Crown


Crown Oil UK acquired key assets of lubricants distributor Samuel Cooke and Co. for an undisclosed amount.

The distributors assets were earmarked for sale after going into administration July 23.

Samuel Cooke distributed lubricants from three locations in the United Kingdom: Padiham, Barnsley and Stanlow. Weve only taken over one – thats the Padiham location, Matt Greensmith, managing director of Bury-based Crown Group, told Lube Report, adding that a small number of Samuel Cooke employees joined Crown Oil.

The Samuel Cooke name dates back to 1845. Samuel Cooke has got a great name locally, so we needed to keep that brand going, he said. Crown formed a new subsidiary called Cooke Fuels and Lubricants Ltd.

Samuel Cooke distributed industrial cutting fluids, engine oils, hydraulic oils, pretty much everything, Greensmith said, adding that Crown hopes to eventually expand the lubricants offerings under the Samuel Cooke brand.

Following the merger into Crown Oil, existing Samuel Cooke customers will have access to a wider range for specialty lubricants. Among new services available to Samuel Cooke customers, Crown Oil said it will offer technical services to blend products to meet specific client needs.

Crown Oil blends its own brand lubricants, and also distributes the Q8Oils brand, Greensmith said. Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants (UK) Ltd. operates under the Q8Oils brand.