Growth was an agenda that Vivo Energy Kenya had for the year 2015, and this was evident in the number of service stations opened in that year. 2015, saw Kenya open 24 service stations across the country bring the overall number of Shell service stations in Kenya to 164.
As the New Year started Vivo Energy Kenya has kicked off the year on a high note. Starting on 11th to 25th January, the marketing team will be going around the country, officially opening 16 out of the 25 service stations that started operation last year.
In addition to the opening ceremony, customers will experiencing the full Shell pit crew service that is; having their car tyres and windshields cleaned, training on Shell products and lucky motorists and motorcyclists will also benefit from the happy hour where there will be free fuel being dispensed for an hour.
The marketing manager Vivo Energy Kenya, Mark Senteu, said that the additional service stations are aimed at bringing Shell products and services closer to the customers. “This is in line with our expansion strategy to make it convenient for our customers’ to access quality products and services across Kenya.”
He added; we are also doing this to thank our customers for patronizing our service stations, for allowing Shell to do business in their communities and as it is a norm in Africa to celebrate a new baby in the community, we are celebrating our new stations with this activations. He concluded, we have chosen to do the activations in January which is the start the year to assure the customers that Shell is going to fuel their journey this year.
The opening ceremonies are not only targeting motorists but also motorcyclists who are being encouraged to use Shell Advance lubricants for their motorbikes.
By the end of this activation, the following stations will be opened, Shell, Mai Mahiu, Marigat, New Eldoret, and Shell Kiserian all in the Rift Valley, Shell Olkalau, in Nyandarua County.
Shell Malaba, and Kimilili in Western Kenya, Shell Kisumu/Nairobi Road in Nyanza, Shell Kileleshwa, Lungalunga, Eastern-bypass and Uja Ngong in Nairobi. Shell Namanga and Shell Loitoktok in Kajiado County, and Shell Ruiru and Shell Fly over in Kiambu County.
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About Vivo Energy
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya since 1900.
Vivo Energy Kenya has a storage capacity of 87,625 m³ and 164 retail stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retailing stores. Vivo Energy Kenya employs 193 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.
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 and operates over 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 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 Kenya: Communications Manager
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