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image by Jarig Bakker, 24 May 2007
Which is the older I do not really know, in any case the flag on the left uses a rather striking lower case typeface on a large flattened diamond.
The other one is rather more classic – smaller diamond, upper case initials.
Identified as ‘Montan Brennstoffhandel und Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG’, Mannheim (the town where the River Neckar flows into the Rhine). ‘Montan’
in German indicates something related to coal and iron industry whereas ‘Brennstoffhandel und Schiffahrt’ mean mineral oil trade and shipping, to be sure.
The company has no web presence it seems although some traces on the web exist – for instance, MBS no longer has a subsidiary at Duisburg.
To complicate matters this is not the only German company using the initials, MBS.
Jan Mertens, 24 May 2007