Liebig Company 1865 - 1968

industry:
Manufacturer of meat extract,
Meat producer

1840 - Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), the German organic chemist, develops meat extract as a product;

1865 - company founded by Liebig to manufacturer meat extract;

1873 - began producing Fray Bentos tinned corned beef in Uruguay;

1899 - Oxo beef extract introsduced

1924 - company acquired by the Vestey Group and factory renamed El Anglo

1968 - Liebig merged with Brooke Bond to form Brooke Bond Oxo

1984 - Brooke Bond acquired by Unilever