Posted on 14 April 2016 By Bay Moon Communications
Vivo Energy Ghana Limited, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded products and services in Ghana, in partnership with Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), a fast food restaurant chain that specialises in fried chicken, has opened the first drive-through outlet in Tema at its refurbished Hospital Road Shell service station.
The KFC outlet, which was officially opened by the Vivo Energy Executive Vice President for Supply and Marketing, Mr. David Mureithi, will offer customers ‘finger-lickin’ foods’, while trained Shell professionals offer them the best oil servicing at the renovated and world-class Shell lube bay.
Speaking at the function, Mr. David Mureithi said that the refurbishment of the Tema Hospital Road Shell forms part of Vivo Energy’s growth and modernisation plan to provide a superior customer experience at its service stations.
“We will continue to invest in our business to meet world-class standards and ensure that our Shell service stations are accessible, clean, efficient, customer-friendly and designed to meet and exceed expectations,” said Mr. Mureithi.
On his part, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner, said that last year, Vivo Energy Ghana invested heavily in the business, opening 30 new Shell service stations across the country – more than in any of the other countries in Africa where Vivo Energy operates.
“The reopening of the Tema Hospital Road Shell service station is a demonstration of our commitment to being innovative in enhancing our facilities and adapting our retail offer to reflect the needs of our cherished customers,” he said.
The Business Development Manager of KFC Ghana, Mr. Amit Dev Thapa, said that KFC is delighted to have partnered with Vivo Energy Ghana, allowing it to operate KFC outlets at Shell service stations in Ghana.
“This partnership will benefit customers, giving them more convenience, quality and choice. We have a great relationship with Vivo Energy Ghana and are looking forward to increasing our footprint in more Shell service stations nationwide,” he said.
In an interview with the press, the Tema Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Isaac Ashai Odamtten, commended Vivo Energy Ghana for the facelift of its station which has helped to improve the Tema Municipality. He also praised Vivo Energy Ghana for its high operational standards and encouraged other Oil Marketing Companies to emulate its best practices.
Meanwhile, three other Shell service stations have been inaugurated at Ofankor barrier, Adjiringanor and Trasacco to bring Shell’s quality products closer to motorists.
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 173 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.
Shirley Tony Kum
Vivo Energy Ghana: Corporate Communications Manager
Tel: + 233 540 116 600
Email: [email protected]