Company History Timeline
The Hilditch Vine Group of Companies is established by Michael Hilditch and Vincent Vine as an independent marketing and distribution operation, based on imported chemicals and fertilizers.
The relationship between parcel tanker company, Dorval and Hilditch Vine is established, as both companies begin international bulk liquid trading.
The Hilditch Vine Group of Companies complete their first international oil trade between Japan and the United States, marking the beginning of what is now an internationally recognised reputation for profitable trade deals.
The Hilditch Vine Group of Companies establish offices in London, Tokyo, Houston, Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide and maintain activities in bulk liquid import and trade.
Hilditch Pty Ltd is formed by Michael Hilditch and Patrick Hilditch in Melbourne as a consulting, trading, and import and distribution company.
Hilditch Pty Ltd begins importing SK base oils, the beginning of a long term trade relationship still thriving today.
Grain Corp completes the construction of the base oil storage terminal at Port Kembla dedicated exclusively to the Hilditch Base Oil business.
Hilditch Pty Ltd acquires Oilchem Pty Ltd, the largest solvent and lubricants distributor in Victoria. Located in Epping, the Hilditch Oilchem storage terminal comprises of over two and a half million litres of tank capacity, blending facilities, and dangerous goods warehousing. More here.
Chevron Products Company announces a base oil distribution agreement with Hilditch Pty Ltd to import and distribute Group II base oils. More here.