Rally aces Ronald Sebuguzi, Arthur Blick Junior and Speedway motorsport club have collectively received a total of Shs.150,000,000 sponsorship for motorsport activities from Vivo Energy Uganda.
Both champions Ronald Sebuguzi and Arthur Blick Junior received Shs.65,000,000 each from Shell V-Power and Shell Helix respectively, while Speedway motorsport received Shs.20,000,000 from Shell Advance as sponsorship towards the motocross championship.
The sponsorship from Vivo Energy Uganda - the company that distributes and markets Shell Fuels and Lubricants, will greatly facilitate and enhance the rallying careers of the two champions, and the whole rallying fraternity in Uganda.
Speaking at the handover ceremony at Shell Bukoto, Vivo Energy Managing Director, Hans Paulsen commended Sebuguzi and Blick for their brilliant and proficient expertise in the field of rallying and encouraged them to utilize the equally proficient Shell products (Shell VPower, Shell Helix and Shell Advance) to propel them to achieve the highest possible opportunities in their respective rallying careers.
He noted that Shell V-Power is a high quality fuel that delivers improved responsiveness and power, actively cleans the engine and protects vital vehicle parts for better performance, giving drivers a more exciting drive. This sponsorship creates a platform for Ronald Sebuguzi as the Shell V-Power ambassador to demonstrate this excitement to our consumers and remind them of the benefits of Shell VPower.
The sponsorship also creates an opportunity for Arthur Blick Junior as the brand ambassador for Shell Helix to demonstrate to our consumers the ultimate protection provided by the lubricant for their engines and the extra responsiveness and efficiency it provides.
Paulsen also assured customers of the company’s commitment to meet consumer needs through continuous innovation to improve product offering and giving customers the quality fuels they deserve.
“We are proud to be associated with champions like Ronald Sebuguzi and Arthur Blick Junior together with Speedway motor-sports club and we pledge to support them in their championships to enable them deliver to Ugandans the rallying experiences that only Shell products can enable” Paulsen concluded.
Notes to editors:
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda since 1953.
Vivo Energy Uganda has a fuels storage capacity of 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Uganda employs 120 permanent employees. 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 Uganda: Communications Manager
Cerinah Zalwango Tugume
Tel: +256 772 754001
Email: [email protected]