Margarine Unie

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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.[1][2] Two large companies Jurgens and Van den Bergh were founded in 1872, in the town of Oss, Netherlands.[3] The two companies began profit sharing in 1908.[3] 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.[4]


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