Naamloze Vennootschap Margarine Unie (English: Margarine Union Limited) was a Dutch company formed in 1927 in Rotterdam by the merger of four margarine companies, Jurgens, Van den Bergh, Centra and Schicht. Two large companies Jurgens and Van den Bergh were founded in 1872, in the town of Oss, Netherlands. The two companies began profit sharing in 1908. Schicht was founded by Georg Schicht whose son Johann Schicht was a German Bohemian entrepreneur, owner of a large soap-making plant. Margarine Unie operated until 1930 when it merged with the British company Lever Brothers, to form the multinational Unilever.