A powerpoint presentation outlining the history of one of the biggest oil companies in the world, Castrol.
In 1899, Charles “Cheers” Wakefield founded the company CC Wakefield & Co Ltd. He first produced the Wakefield Lubricator, used to lubricate the axle of locomotive trains.
1909 - 1917
It was in 1909 that CC Wakefield & Co Ltd started to produce their first Castrol product. It was mixed with Castor oil and the logo that you see above was first used in 1917.
The 1920s were important for Castrol. They introduced this new logo in 1929 and the first non-stop flight over the Atlantic, a new world land speed record was set. All using Castrol Oil. Castrol Oil just became the world's fastest oil.
Castrol remained relatively quiet during the Second World War. Their oil was used on military vehicles and after the war a new logo was introduced in 1946.
In 1966, Castrol was purchased by Burmah and the name changed to Burmah-Castrol and this new logo was released in 1968. Castrol continued to sponsor many things, from motor racing to land speed records.
Castrol continued to bring out new products and sponsor various sports, from motorsport to football.
The company also continued to operate world wide and is now an instantly recognised global brand.
In the year 2000 Castrol was purchased by BP Plc and has continued to grow and grow. It now operates under the name of Castrol and again is instantly recognised the world over. You can see their new and current logo below.