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    Our History

    For nearly 30 years, Major Brands Oil Company has been providing exceptional service and the highest quality oil products, lubricants, supplies and services to customers throughout the Great Lakes region.

    Incorporated in 1981, Major Brands Oil Company continues the tradition of a Michigan family business. It was at that time that husband and wife team, Steve and Pat Klingenberg, started distributing Quaker State in Western Michigan. The business grew quickly, and during the next decade, MBOC acquired the rights to many motor oil and fluid lines including Citgo, Valvoline, Castrol, Conoco, Peak, Empire and National.

    In 1990, MBOC purchased a Quaker State Distributorship from Weaver Oil in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This acquisition set the foundation for the Western Michigan area to become one of the strongest Quaker State markets in the country. MBOC expanded to become one of Michigan’s largest antifreeze recyclers, marketing engine coolants to garages, dealerships and oil changes throughout the state.

    In the early 2000's Steve and Pat's sons, Kyle and Justin Klingenberg, joined the family business, and over the following 10 years, Major Brands Oil grew its distribution and product lines with the addition of Pennzoil and Shell products.

    Kyle and Justin continue to manage the business, and with the help of long-term and dedicated employees, are growing the company that their parents started almost 30 years ago. At the heart of the business is MBOC’s commitment to providing its customers with first class service, and the personal touch that the company was built on, and that their customers have come to expect.

    With the 2020 acquisition of Central Oil, a Roseville, Michigan distributor specializing in industrial and commercial lubricants, Major Brands is now suppling industrial customers with Master Fluid Solutions high performance industrial products, while expanding availability of Shell and Private Label Industrial products and services.

    Major Brands Oil Company is dedicated to the Quaker State, Shell and Pennzoil brands, and in addition, offers all of the major brands and products it once set out to offer.