Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, has marked a key milestone as it opened its 1,500th Shell service station in Africa. The company, operating in 16 African countries, marked this milestone in Nairobi, with the opening of Shell Komarock service station.
Vivo Energy has been focusing on growing its retail network since it was established three years ago as a Shell licensee. The company provides high-quality Shell-branded fuels, lubricants and Afrigas to retail customers in Africa together with a programme to upgrade and expand its convenience retail shops aiming to provide an increasingly comprehensive offer to its customers.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the Shell Komarock service station, Vivo Energy Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Christian Chammas said, “I am delighted to open our 1,500th Shell service station in Africa. Since Vivo Energy’s formation on 1st December 2011, we have grown three times higher than the average market and maintained a higher network efficiency. Our service stations continue to attract more customers thanks to the high quality of our Shell products, our operational excellence and the increasing diversity of our offer.
Vivo Energy’s main focus will continue to be on expanding its network of service stations”.
With the opening of Shell Komarock service station, Vivo Energy Kenya now operates 137 Shell service stations across the country and is planning to grow more in 2015. The expansion of the retail network has necessitated an increase in storage capacity so Vivo Energy Kenya is constructing a 5 million litre fuel tank in Mombasa.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of Shell Komarock, Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director, Mr. Polycarp Igathe, celebrated this milestone by thanking Kenyans and the Government for their support.
“I would like to thank all Kenyans and our Government for supporting us throughout the year. We appreciate every time a customer visits our Shell service stations for a refill as this demonstrates their confidence in our products and services. The government has also been very supportive and they have allowed the transfer of diesel and super fuel from Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd (KPC) Mombasa into Konza. The Government, through the Ministry of Energy, has also been working very closely with all oil marketers to ensure security of petroleum products supply in Kenya and in the region”.
This year, Vivo Energy Kenya launched Shell FuelSave for both unleaded petrol and diesel users, Shell FuelOil Plus for manufacturers and is currently running an LPG promotion through its Afrigas brand.
Notes to the Editor
Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in November 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya for over 100 years. Vivo Energy Kenya has a storage capacity of 85,200 m³ and 137 Shell service stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retail stores. Vivo Energy Kenya employs over 160 people and indirect employment to around 200 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.
Vivo Energy operates in retail; commercial fuels (marine, mining and aviation through Vitol Aviation); liquefied petroleum gas and lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.
The company employs around 2,100 people and operates 1,500 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants will have blending capacity of around 91,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants.
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