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Fuel Spill in Nairobi Industrial Area

Nairobi, Kenya. April 19th 2016 – This morning, there was a fuel spill in the drainage around Industrial Area a few metres from Vivo Energy Kenya Nairobi Depot.

 

We have established that the spill was not from our depot, but from a neighbouring depot.  Further investigations in to the incident are ongoing.

 

We immediately activated our Emergency Response Team and evacuated the depot for safety precautions.

 

Nobody was injured during the incident, all of our staff are safe, and operations at the depot are now back to normal.

 

Vivo Energy Kenya is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest international Health, Safety, Security and the Environment standards, which are at the heart of our business.


Notes to editors:

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 163 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.


Media Contact:

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Tel: +254 715 828 427  

Email: [email protected]


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Fake job interview invitations

It has come to our attention that members of the public are receiving phishing spam emails purportedly from the “Shell Kenya Recruitment Manager”. These emails are also being circulated on social media platforms. The emails purport to inform unsuspecting members of the public that their names have been forwarded from Shell Global, that they have been invited for interviews at the Laiboni Centre in Nairobi, and that they should send a processing fee of Kshs 2000 to a certain Mpesa number.

Vivo Energy Kenya, would like to inform all that these are phishing emails/messages that did not emanate from the company, and are not true.  Vivo Energy Kenya has reported these messages to the social media platforms where they have been spotted.

All Vivo Energy Kenya vacancies are advertised on our resourcing agencies’ websites. Our resourcing agencies are: Career Connections, Hallmark, Altima and NFT Consult.

Vivo Energy Group vacancies are advertised on the following locations:

You can also contact our HR team directly through our website http://bit.ly/22oP5gM  

Please note that Vivo Energy Kenya does not email job seekers on social media, nor ask for any payment as part of its recruitment process.


Notes to editors:

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.


Media Contact:

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Tel: +254 715 828 427  

Email: [email protected]

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Response to ERC Advert on Daily Nation & The Standard

Nairobi, Kenya

We refer to the advertisement placed in Daily Nation and The Standard of Monday 21st March 2016 by the Energy Regulatory Commission. 

The matter of the adulterated fuels has been discussed, resolved and finalized with ERC and the stations are now operational after complying with the regulator’s instructions as indicated on the advertisement.  

Given that Kerosene is the main component of adulteration in both Super and Diesel, Vivo Energy Kenya has with effect from midnight tonight stopped selling Kerosene at all Shell Service Stations in order to minimise any chance of fuel adulteration.

We apologize to all our Kerosene customers for this action.

Vivo Energy Kenya, values its customers and always aims to provide quality products and services therefore providing lasting peace of mind for our customers.


Note to editors:

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.


Media Contact: 

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager 

Angela Munyua

Tel: +254 715 828 427  

Email: [email protected]

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New Year, New Stations opened across Kenya

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. 


Notes to editors:

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.


Contact person:

Angela Munyua
Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager
Tel: +254 20 3205555
E-mail: [email protected]

 

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Vivo Energy Kenya opens 14 million litre petrol storage tanks in Mombasa

Added fuel storage will ensure that Shell service stations remain ‘wet’ and operational for our customers.

Vivo Energy Kenya has today opened two fuels tanks at its Mombasa depot, with a total capacity of 14 million litres of petrol; equivalent to over five Olympic sized swimming pools, or enough to fill nearly a quarter of a million average sized car fuel tanks.

The opening of these tanks increases the company’s petrol storage to 22 million litres, and ensures a ready supply, needed as a result of significant retail business growth. In the last two years Vivo Energy has increased the number of Shell service stations in Kenya by 31%, from 121 to 158.

Retail business growth has seen Vivo Energy return to Western Kenya, increase its footprint in the Mt Kenya region, and steadily spread to other counties.

The growing retail network has prompted the need to increase fuel storage so that the market can be served efficiently, and service stations kept ‘wet’ and operational. According to a report by analyst firm IHS, Kenya has experienced sustained economic growth, and overall oil product demand in the country is estimated to increase by 3.1% on average through 2020. The motor fuel demand is expected to rise by 31% in the period between 2014 and 2020, driven by an expanding vehicle fleet and improved road network.

Petrol consumption at Shell service stations has grown from an average of 11 million litres to an average of 20.8 million litres per month, an 87% growth since November 2012 when Vivo Energy Kenya was formed to distribute and market Shell branded fuels and lubricants. This increased petrol consumption has created the need for additional fuel storage, which is now in place.

Speaking during the commissioning of the new tanks Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director, Mr Polycarp Igathe said: “Additional storage will enable Vivo Energy Kenya to support its rapidly growing retail business which has witnessed a 31% growth over the last two years. It also increases flexibility to support inland markets like Uganda.” He added that the company will additionally save money on shipping demurrage costs as fewer fuel tanker discharges will be needed.

Present at the event, Mr Christian Chammas, Vivo Energy Group CEO, reaffirmed the company’s commitment to growing all its businesses in Africa: “Not just here in Kenya, but across our network of 16 markets in Africa we are passionate about growing and improving our business. We are investing around $300m over the next three years to build new service stations and refurbish existing ones so that our customers can receive high quality fuels and lubricants and experience the best convenience retail offer. I am delighted to see this tank project successfully and safety completed.”

The construction of tank number two, with a capacity of five million litres of petrol, took 10 months and the conversion of tank 24, with a capacity of nine million litres of petrol, took three months. The company is also increasing its diesel capacity and tank construction is underway.


Notes to editors:

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 158 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.


Contact person:

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Tel: +254 20 3205555

E-mail: [email protected]

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Vivo Energy Kenya & Haltons’ Pharmacy announce partnership to include pharmacy outlets in Shell service stations

In order to significantly widen the access to world class pharmacy services to Kenyans Vivo Energy Kenya has signed a partnership agreement with Haltons’ Pharmacy that will see its pharmacy stores set up within existing Shell service stations across the country.

Driven by the steady growth in convenience-seeking customers, Vivo Energy kicked off a major programme last year to refurbish existing Shell service stations so that they not only included high-quality fuels and lubricants but also offered services including shops, quick service restaurants, oil change and car wash facilities.

Haltons’ Pharmacy is one of the fastest growing retail businesses in Kenya today, growing from four stores in 2013 to almost 50 stores in today and with an ambitious plan to extend its footprint to 200 in the next two years.

Underpinning this rapid expansion has been the capital investment and human resource injection from private equity firm, Fanisi Capital.

During the inauguration of the partnership at Shell Gethin & Dawson, Karen, Polycarp Igathe, managing director Vivo Energy, said that Vivo Energy has invested in convenience retailing to offer a wider range of services to both customers who fuel and service their vehicles at Shell service stations, as well as walk in customers: “The partnership with Haltons’ continues to reaffirm what we have always said and believed in – that convenience retail is an extension of our core business at Shell service stations.”

Haltons’ CEO, Sam Njuguna said: “We are grateful to Vivo Energy for entrusting us to roll out multiple pharmacy stores across the country - starting from where we are today, to the tight jam-packed corners of downtown Nairobi, to the diversity of the Rift and to the slopes and plains of Central and Eastern Kenya. This just re-emphasises the similarities in the DNA of our two companies - the vocation to serve all Kenyans. We want to reassure the Vivo Energy team that this is just the beginning of a great relationship.”

Speaking at the ceremony, the managing partner of Fanisi Capital, Ayisi Makatiani, said: “Vivo Energy’s reaching out to Haltons’ is living proof that quality begets quality. This partnership is in line with our business strategy of making sure that we can offer health facilities that are accessible to the common mwananchi, both monetarily and geographically, without compromising on quality.”


Notes to editors:

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 148 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.

About Haltons Pharmacy

Haltons Limited is a retail pharmacy chain with close to 50 retail outlets located in high traffic areas in and around major urban towns in Kenya. Haltons dispenses ‘Prescription and Non-prescription Pharmaceutical’ products, ‘Personal Care’ consumer products and a diverse range of ‘Mother and Baby’ products. Haltons’ differentiates itself as a strong brand that will meet customer needs in terms of convenience, availability of product and quality of service.

About Fanisi Capital

Fanisi Venture Capital Fund is a USD 50 million fund that makes private equity and venture capital investments in businesses with potential for substantial growth in the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Founded in 2009, Fanisi’s makes investments across diverse industry sectors with emphasis on agro-processing, healthcare, education and retail consumer (FMCG). Fanisi has a principal focus on companies that are post revenue with profits or a clear path towards profits.


Contact:

Angela Munyua

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Telephone: +254 20 3205555

Email: [email protected]

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Vivo Energy Kenya launches a revolution in Motor Oil

Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has launched a new lubricant in the market, Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology, designed from natural gas. The lubricant will be used by both Petrol & Diesel engine personal vehicles.

Today’s vehicles need a motor oil that keeps pace with their changing demands and does more to improve performance and engine life. This is why Shell came up with an entirely new way, starting with natural gas, to produce base oils; the main component of motor oils.

Shell PurePlus Technology is a revolutionary process which converts natural gas into crystal-clear base oil that is 99.5% pure, with virtually none of the impurities found in crude oil. Base oil makes up approximately 75-90% of a motor oil so this is a significant step-change in the composition.

Speaking during the event, Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director Mr. Polycarp Igathe, lauded the move by the company highlighting the economic benefit that the product will have to the consumers: “Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology will enable motorists to experience up to 3% better fuel economy due to reduced friction in the Shell PurePlus Technology base oils.  In an economy where motorists are looking to save as much as possible, this lubricant has come in at the ideal time.

A motorist who will start using Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology and fuels Kshs 4,000 per week, will be able to save up to Kshs 120 per week which translates to Kshs 480 per month. In a year the motorist will be able to save Kshs 5,760.

The motorists will also not need to do regular lubricant top ups, due to the lubricant’s very low volatility formulations.

Other than monetary savings Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology protects car engines against wear and corrosion, reduces maintenance costs, and extends the engine’s life. The lubricant also allows drivers to get more from today’s high performance engines.

The lubricant will ensure exceptional performance in extreme temperatures due to its enhanced viscosity features therefore enabling faster oil flow in extreme cold weather and thus warming the engine quicker.

Shell is always searching for ways to bring new and improved technology to its motor oil formulations. With a natural gas based technology, a clean and pure starting point, Shell has reimagined and reinvented synthetic lubricants, and enhanced performance.


Notes to editors:

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 148 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.


Media Contact:

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Telephone: +254 715 828 427

Email: [email protected]

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Vivo Energy Kenya inks business partnership with Simba Corporation

Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has sealed a mutual interest partnership with local diversified business group, Simba Corporation.

The deal, signed today, will see Vivo Energy Kenya, access tailor made vehicle leasing solutions from Simba Corporation. Alongside the partnership, Vivo Energy Kenya, has been retained by Simba Corp as the exclusive lubricants supplier for the upcoming Simba Corporation Westlands Service Centre.

Construction work, for the new Simba Corporation Westlands Service Centre is currently progressing well. Vivo Energy Kenya projects that the facility will provide a supply opportunity for more than 100,000 litres of assorted Shell lubricants and automotive oils.

At the same time, the two firms, have also announced the unveiling of the Simba-Shell Fuel Card, a co-branded, value filled loyalty card for customers who purchase vehicles from Simba Corporation.  Customers taking delivery of a new car from Simba Corporation’s automotive subsidiaries will also receive a complementary Simba-Shell Fuel Card, loaded with a credit value to fill their fuel tanks.

Speaking at the signing ceremony of the four year leasing and eight year lubricants supply contracts, Vivo Energy Kenya Managing Director, Mr Polycarp Igathe, said that the partnership has been inspired by the firm’s commitment to maintain world-class business management principles.

While describing the partnership as a win-win position for the two firms, Igathe, who was flanked by Simba Corp Group CEO Mr Adil Popat, disclosed that Vivo Energy Kenya has signed up for the Simba Corp Leasing product, to access 46 Mitsubishi ASX staff vehicles on an operating lease arrangement.

By adopting a Simba Corp operating lease product for its staff transport solutions Igathe noted that Vivo Energy Kenya will enjoy significant cost benefits. He added that the launch of the Simba-Shell Fuel Card will also provide the two firms with a convenient platform to enhance their customer loyalty reward offering.

Commenting on the agreement Adil Popat added that all the vehicles leased out by Simba Corporation to Vivo Energy Kenya will feature top of the range security and fleet management systems to guarantee customer satisfaction and safety as part of the firm’s strategy to offer a full range of transport solutions.

“At Vivo Energy safety is paramount and this is adhered to even when we engage with our suppliers. The decision to lease our staff vehicles from Simba Corporation was informed by a rigorous audit that was conducted by our procurement and safety teams that ascertained the vehicles met the business fleet standard requirements.” Igathe added.

Faced by a desire to minimise transport costs, leading local companies and public sector institutions are fast turning to leasing solutions which are proving to be cost effective.

Besides the conventional tax benefits, the vehicle leasing product at Simba Corp features a maintenance component, which relieves fleet and corporate clients, such as Vivo Energy Kenya, the burden of having to manage routine vehicle maintenance.

“Essentially, this Simba Corp Vehicle Leasing product is tailor-made to the needs of Vivo Energy Kenya and will allow them to concentrate on their core business.” Said Popat.

As part of Simba Corp’s corporate expansion strategies, Popat confirmed that the firm will continue to develop tailor made motor vehicle fleet leasing solutions for institutions seeking to take advantage of the recent Government efforts to make leasing easier and cheaper for local public and private sector organisations.

Through leasing, companies’ gains include off balance sheet financing, elimination of non-core capital expenditure and optimisation on tax expense. Public and private sector organisations opt to lease motor vehicles as it eliminates the risks associated with vehicle resale values and ensures certainty of costs. It also minimises the need for borrowing through overdrafts and related interest costs.


About Vivo Energy Kenya:

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 148 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.

For more information contact: Angela Munyua on [email protected]


About Simba Corporation:

Simba Corporation (SIMBA CORP) is, a leading regional corporation with diversified interests in automotive and power distribution, services and solutions, as well as in real estate and hospitality. Founded in 1948 by the late Mr Abdul Karim Popat as a modest used-car selling enterprise, the company is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and has grown to a large integrated multi-sector business group representing international brands and franchises such as Mitsubishi, FUSO, BMW, Mahindra, Renault, Geely, AVIS, SAME tractors and AKSA generators. Simba's hospitality properties include the Olare Mara and Villa Rosa managed by world leading hoteliers, Kempinski and Acacia Premier Kisumu.

For more information contact: Rose Thiga on [email protected]

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Vivo Energy Kenya partners with Multiple Hauliers (EA) Limited on road safety projects

Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in the country, has partnered with Multiple Hauliers East Africa Limited, on road safety campaign projects. The partnership commenced on July 31st 2015 and will focus on training pupils in public primary schools situated along the Kenyan northern corridor on how to cross the road safely at all times. 

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