In 1912, Monarch Oil originated as the Berlin Oil & Grease Company, featuring Monarch Brand Lubricants and distributing to the Berlin (now Kitchener), Waterloo and the surrounding communities of south western Ontario.
In 1916, proprietor Bill Burns changed the name of his company to Monarch Oil Company to coincide with the name change of the community of Berlin to Kitchener. The business was operated successfully with the help of a partner, R.H. Hodgins, and was eventually taken over by the company, E.D. Weber Oils & Greases.
In 1939, Mr. Weber sold the business to his son Bruce Weber who was also to become Mayor of the City of Kitchener for a term. In 1985 Bruce Weber sold his business to a group of his employees and finally, January 5, 2015 the company was sold to Tuxton Inc. and continues to operate as an independent Canadian company.
Monarch Oil (Kitchener) Limited has had several Kitchener locations since its beginning, starting on Breithaupt St., then King Street East, Adam Street, then in 1952 to 808 Victoria St. North.
In September 2015 Monarch oil moved to its current location at 2216 Shirley Drive, ideally located near the Conestoga Parkway (Hwy86) and the Hwy 7. The new 17,000 square foot building features multiple loading docks providing convenient access for customer pick-ups as well as incoming and outgoing deliveries.
Monarch Oil today supplies an extensive line of quality branded and unbranded lubricants, solvents, chemicals, antifreeze, filters, metal working fluids, food grade lubricants, specialty products, cleaning supplies, maintenance supplies and lubrication equipment, in quantities as small as an aerosol can to full tank truck deliveries.
Monarch Oil has become a well-known and trusted supplier to the automotive, farm, heavy duty fleet, construction and manufacturing industry. Next day deliveries are offered to Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph area, as well as regular distribution west to Stratford, London and Brantford, east to Toronto and the GTA, Hamilton and St. Catharines and North to Walkerton, Goderich and Orangeville.
Monarch Oil is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of its customers by supplying the highest quality products and experienced support staff in a competitive, timely, safe, and environmentally responsible manner.