French oil major, RUBiS Energy has officially launched into the market following the successful acquisitions of KenolKobil Plc and Gulf Energy Holdings Ltd.
The acquisitions saw RUBiS Energy Kenya become a leader in the Kenyan oil industry with a market share of over 21 % and a network of more than 230 service stations.
According to Mr. Jean-Christian Bergeron, the Group Managing Director of RUBiS Energy Kenya, RUBiS’s entry to the Kenyan market was based on the region’s high growth potential and the conviction that the proven expertise of RUBiS would bring extra value to all Kenyan customers.
According to the oil marketer, aside from te recent acquisitions, the company will continue to invest heavisly in the market through modernization of its existing retail outlets into start of the art service stations, with its network of over 230 service stations strategically located across the country playing a key role in delivering quality products and services to all Kenyan customers in safe environments.
“We are launching an unparalleled shopping experience through our convenience store brand, RUBiS Express, by providing world-class convenience to motorists on the go, saving them time and money. We also provide a fuel card system that gives motorists total control of their fuel-related expenses through our RUBiS Card, offering convenience and efficiency when making payments at our retail outlets,” said Mr. Bergeron.
“We are significantly investing in the development and promotion of LPG, which is a clean and affordable energy source that will support the government’s ambition for an improved quality of life for all Kenyans. We also market an extensive range of high-quality lubricants under the K-Lube and Castrol brands and our products, imported or locally blended, meet the highest specifications demanded by most automotive and equipment manufacturers” added Mr. Bergeron.
RUBiS Energy Kenya is the largest supplier of aviation into-plane refueling services for regional and international commercial and cargo carriers, and is committed to delivering quality products and services to other business sectors in areas such as industry, agriculture, aviation and road infrastructure development.
The global energy player is also looking at leveraging its integrated distribution chain to increase market share in the region. RUBiS Energy Kenya plays an active role in corporate social responsibility activities themed around education, health, safety and environment. The oil marketer has most recently supported initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by installing sanitation facilities in various locations around Nairobi and providing fuel for ambulances and generators at Mbagathi Hospital.