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About Crown Oil

A family-owned & family-run business, specialising in supplying fuels, lubricants & environmental services for over 70 years

Crown Oil

Putting the Customer at the Heart of Everything We Do

Established over 70 years ago, Crown Oil is an independently owned, family-run business. We supply fuels, oil and lubricants throughout the UK, to both domestic and commercial customers, with a wide range of environmental services on offer to help you get the most out of your fuels.

Crown Oil’s History

Harry Greensmith began selling lamp oil door to door in Heywood, where he was popularly known as Harry Lamp Oil, thanks to his kind manner and reliable service.

After years spent growing his business and supporting his local community during WW2, he expanded his product range to include the bulk sale and distribution of fuels and lubricants.

We have since continued to grow, where we now specialise in providing efficient fuel and lubricant deliveries to both commercial and domestic customers, all over the UK.

Unrivalled levels of service

As an independently run business, we are able to be flexible with our customers’ requirements. So whether you need an emergency fuel delivery or a custom-made fuel tank, we will always do our best to make it happen in a way that suits your schedule and budget.

Here at Crown Oil, we believe excellent service is the key to our success. Finding you the best price for your fuel is easy. It’s our friendly service and first-class local knowledge that puts us leagues ahead of the competition.

For a friendly and flexible fuel and lubricant solution, get in touch on 0330 123 1444 today.

Harry Greensmith

Harry Greensmith begins selling lamp oil door to door to residents in Heywood. His kind manner and reliable service quickly gain traction with the locals, gaining the affectionate nickname 'Harry Lamp Oil'.

Paper Mill

After years spent growing his business and supporting his local community during WW2, Harry expands his product range to include the bulk sale and distribution of fuels and lubricants.


With his humble enterprise reaching great new heights as a bulk fuel supplier, Harry Greensmith gives it the name Silver Crown Oil Distributors.


Harry's only son, David Greensmith, takes over the family business to coincide with the acquisition of new business premises in the Heap Bridge area of Heywood.

Arial View of Crown Oil

The business is incorporated, complete with a final name change to Crown Oil Limited.


After a steady 13 years of business growth, new headquarters are completed in Bury. Nicknamed the 'Oil Centre', which remain Crown Oil's HQ to this day.


Company ownership is passed down once again onto the next generation of Greensmiths as David's son Matthew becomes the company director.

UK View

The Crown Oil Group obtains the assets of longstanding fuel supplier Cooke Fuels, after rescuing the treasured local business from administration and also Speedy Fuels, a fuel and lubricant supply company, based in the London area.

Crown Oil Environmental is established as a side-arm to satisfy our customers' growing demand for on-site fuel infrastructure support.

Cooke Fuels Crown Oil Environmental Speedy Fuels
Rochdale AFC

Always ready to support the local community, Crown Oil becomes the principal sponsor for local Division 2 football club Rochdale ACF.


After 3 years of proud sponsorship, Rochdale ACF's football ground, Spotland Stadium changes its name to Crown Oil Arena, which further cements the bond between the two local enterprises.

Beesley Fuels and Birlem Oil Aquisition

Another exciting year for The Group with the aquisition of two oil companies, Beesley Fuels and Birlem Oil, enables the business to further increase its footprint across the South East and Birmingham area.

Beesley Fuels Birlem Oil
Crown Oil invests in HVO fuel

Times are changing for the oil industry and Crown Oil is excited to be leading the way in providing fossil fuel alternatives. The business invests in HVO, the advanced renewable fuel that reduces GHG emissions by 90%.

Crown Oil acquires Manchester-based fuel company, Star Oil

Despite the Coronavirus and several lockdowns, Crown Oil continues to serve the nation with much-needed deliveries and acquires Manchester-based fuel company, Star Oil, strengthening its presence in the North West.

Star Oil

Our commitment to a greener future

At Crown Oil, we appreciate how important it is to take care of our planet, for ourselves and for future generations.

As a consequence, we continuously strive to minimise the negative effects of our operations and decrease our carbon footprint in order to make a positive difference.

You can find more information about our commitment to going green here.

The Crown Oil Group

In recent years, the Crown Oil Group has expanded to offer our customers better UK coverage, and more than just oil and lubricants.

To find out about each one of our brands, visit our dedicated Crown Oil Group information page.

7 Reasons to Choose Crown Oil


Unrivalled Service from Start to End


Our Commitment to the Environment


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