Vivo Energy Ghana, the distributors and marketers of Shell branded products, has been awarded the Petroleum Company of the year 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).
Vivo Energy Ghana was awarded for its outstanding performance, including increasing its market share from 11% to 14% and taking over the market leadership position for the Oil Marketing Industry.
The Petroleum Company of the Year Award was presented by the Industry Coordinator of the Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC) Mr. Kweku Agyemang-Duah and received by the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner.
In an interview, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana Limited, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner expressed his appreciation for the award saying: “there are over 80 Oil Marketing Companies in Ghana and we feel very proud to be selected as Petroleum Company of the Year. We want to thank our cherished customers for their loyalty and commitment to the Shell brand over the years and also commend our hardworking staff and retailers for their dedication and commitment to business excellence”.
Mr. Faulkner added that Vivo Energy Ghana has an ambitious plan for rapid expansion and the company will continue to harness the reputation of the Shell brand to bring Shell’s high-quality products to the widest audience - setting new benchmarks for innovation, convenience, service and reliability in Ghana.
“Last year Vivo Energy Ghana, opened 24 new service stations across the country – more openings than in any of the other countries across Africa where we operate. This year we have continued to develop, opening over 20 new stations so far, launching a new innovative product, Shell FuelSave, and bringing convenience retail offerings to our service stations to meet the demands of our customers.” said Faulkner.
Mr. Faulkner further assured customers that Shell will continue to offer high quality fuels at competitive prices with superior customer service at its service stations in this era of price deregulation.
He dedicated the award to all customers, staff and stakeholders for making Vivo Energy proud.
The prestigious CIMG Award, was initiated in 1989 to create awareness of marketing and its importance for the success of businesses.
The event, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the business community in Ghana, was based on the theme The Future of Marketing: Evolve Or Die.
Notes to editors:
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.
Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 160 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Ghana employs 145 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.
Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.
The company employs around 2,100 people, operates over 1,500 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.
Vivo Energy Ghana: Corporate Communications Manager
Shirley Tony Kum (Mrs.)
Telephone: +233 540 116 600
Email: s[email protected]