Vesco Oil acquires Britsch Inc.


Vesco 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, recently announced the acquisition of Britsch Inc. Britsch Inc. is based in Wauseon and is a family-owned, third generation distributor of both fuels and lubricants.

Britsch Inc.’s marketing area consists of Northwest Ohio, the Toledo 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.

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