Ten fun facts about Royal Dutch Shell
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During World War 1, Shell supplied much of the fuel to the British Expeditionary Force as well as the aviation fuel to the British Army's TNT.
Shell was the first company to purchase and use the computer Ferranti Mark 1 around 1952.
As of 2013, the company has at least 92,000 employees and has a revenue of $451.235 billon.
Although the company merged in 1907 to compete with Standard Oil Company, the slash was removed from Royal Dutch/Shell in 2005, and the name Shell remains today.Fact 5
The first design of the shell in 1901 was a mussel shell, but changed to a scallop shell or 'Pecten Maximus' in 1904.Fact 6
In 2012, Greenpeace activists shut down 53 Shell stations in the United Kingdom to protest their drilling in the Arctic.Fact 7
At least $750 million has been invested in the safety of the company's refineries, plants and distribution facilities, as of 2013.Fact 8
The Shell Company started out as an antique store and an oriental shell store.Fact 9
In 2013, Royal Dutch Shell was the number one company on the 'Fortune Global 500' list.Fact 10
Not only is it one of the world's most valuable company's, but it is the second largest company in the world. Go to more business facts ❯
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