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Vesco Oil Corporation Acquires Britsch Inc., Leading Supplier of Petroleum Products in Northwest Ohio

img33Vesco Oil Corporation, one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and a leading recycler of used oil and antifreeze, today announced the acquisition of Britsch Inc. Britsch Inc. is based in Wauseon, Ohio and is a family-owned, third generation distributor of both fuels and lubricants. Britsch Inc.’s marketing area consists of Northwest Ohio, the Toledo, Ohio metro area, and Southeast Michigan. Vesco Oil, a third generation family business founded in 1947, services the Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana markets.

For Vesco Oil the acquisition will enlarge its geographic footprint and expand its product and service offerings in Ohio.  Britsch Inc. is a distributor of ExxonMobil branded products, and carries a full line of industrial lubricant and fuel products.  The company has been in business since 1941.  Britsch Inc. markets and distributes automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants as well as fuels, coolants, cleaners, degreasers, and solvents.

Lena Epstein

Vesco Oil Corporation Owners and General Managers Lilly Epstein Stotland and Lena Epstein made the acquisition announcement.

Lilly Epstein Stotland

For Lilly Epstein Stotland, this is the perfect time for the two companies to unite. “Vesco Oil and Britsch Inc. are strong, successful family-owned businesses,” said Epstein Stotland. “Joining forces with a great company like Britsch Inc. is central to our plans to grow and remain independent.”

“This is an exciting day for us at Vesco Oil,” said Lena Epstein. “Britsch Inc. is a great company with a strong foundation and legacy.  We are thrilled to have the Britsch Inc. team join the Vesco Oil family.”

Matt Britsch will join Vesco Oil as the Northern Ohio Industrial Sales and Operations Manager.  “Our company was built on decades of hard work, integrity, and great expertise.  Vesco Oil reflects all of those qualities and I am very happy to be part of the new team,” said Britsch.

In the last five years, Vesco Oil has expanded its business with existing suppliers including four new locations in Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Vesco Oil is one of the largest distributors of ExxonMobil and Valvoline branded lubricants. Other key supplier relationships include Castrol, Perkins Products, Inc., CAM2, Motorcraft, MOC Products, and Fortech Products.

About Vesco Oil Corporation
Vesco Oil Corporation is an ISO 9001 – 14001 certified and environmentally conscientious distributor, providing automotive and industrial customers with a full range of high quality lubricants and supporting services.  Founded in 1947 by Eugene Epstein, Vesco Oil Corporation is one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial lubricants in the United States and is a leading recycler of used oil and antifreeze.  The company also is a full service provider of automotive appearance products, operates a full line of metalworking fluids and a leading provider of bulk windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. Vesco Oil Corporation is a majority women-owned business, receiving Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.  For more information, call 800-527-5358 or visit

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Vesco Oil Corporation received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

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