Heritage

Founded in 1911 and first registered in 1926 as United Molasses, the UM Group has successfully grown in multiple business sectors through the building of effective long term working partnerships at both local and global levels throughout the world.

2017

United Molasses Marketing is pleased to confirm that on the 5th December 2017 it completed the acquisition of 72% of the shares in Argos Feed Group Zrt. The balance of the shares are held by Csaba Varga who will continue to lead the business.

2016

The UM Group is pleased to confirm that on the 29th January 2016 it completed the acquisition of the assets and goodwill of Nordische Futterfette Carroux GmbH & Co Handels KG (NFC) and Nordische Vermogensverwaltung Carroux GmbH (NVC) wholly owned subsidiaries of the Carroux Group Holding GmbH.

2013

The UM Group acquire the assets and goodwill of Advanced Liquid Feeds LLP

2010

Tate & Lyle sell their molasses and liquid storage operations to W&R Barnett and the UM Group is incorporated

2002

Divestment of PM Ag (Pacific Molasses)

1970

Hansa Melasse Germany and Societe Europeenne des Melasses (SEM) France established

1964

Net profits at a 15 year low and UM a takeover target.  Tate & Lyle acquires United Molasses for £30M

1953

Michael Kroyer-Keilberg (founder of United Molasses) retires

1949

Purchase of Anchor Line

1940

Outbreak of war, United Molasses sells all molasses inventory to the Ministry of Supply

1937

United Molasses takes a 25% stake in Caroni Ltd Trinidad and West Indies Sugar Company Jamaica

1936

Keilberg acquired Macfies of Liverpool – later sold to Tate & Lyle

1929

Pacific Molasses incorporated in San Francisco

1926

United Molasses Ltd incorporated - holding company for British Molasses Company and Pure Cane Molasses

1924

Pure Cane Molasses (Java) formed

1921

Pure Cane Molasses was formed to handle all molasses trading.  BMC responsible for shipping, purchasing their first vessel, the Manx Isles, marking the formation of the Athel Line

1919

Clayton resigns and Keilberg purchases all shares in BMC.  BMC merged with J R Scott’s Molasses Merchants Company

1917

Clayton & Keilberg buy out Sugar Co from BMC

1915

British Molasses Company (BMC) incorporated, shareholders Clayton, Keilberg & Sugar Products

1912

First Bulk shipment of Molasses imported to Hull on a sailing barque, Sunlight – discharged 1,800 tonnes

1911

First Bulk Molasses tank constructed at Victoria Dock, Hull, capacity 3,000 tonnes

1910

Marquis, Clayton enters into the Liquid Bulk business

1907

Michael Kroyer-Keilberg (founder of United Molasses) joins cattle feed importers, Marquis Clayton, Liverpool.