KMG International, through its company Rompetrol Downstream, opened two new filling stations in the first half of the year and continued the modernization of the exiting gas stations. The sum of the investments so far has amounted $7 million. By the end of 2016, the company has planned to expand the network in Romania with 9 other new filling stations.
The two new filling stations have an average of 15 employees each, and preserve the defining elements of the concept of filling stations launched by the company at the end of 2013, respectively elements of the new visual identity (Rompetrol logo) and transformation of the interior space into a modern style.
In terms of filling stations modernization, the works were completed at 130 filling stations out of which at 91 filling stations the interior space was modernize having a hey store, and there are 2 filling stations which have been totally reconstructed.
105 partnerships through “Be Rompetrol’s dealer” program
In 2015 Rompetrol Downstream contribution to the state budget amounted over 30 million lei (about 7 million euro), excluding the amount related to the fuel excise.
Parallel to the modernization project, the company also carries out the “Be Rompetrol’s dealer” program, which focuses on optimization and improvement of financial and operational activity of the Group in Romania.
This program aims the transfer of Rompetrol filling stations from the company’s administration to be operated by partners/dealers. It also envisages a better administration of the filling stations and the increase of employees’ engagement, thus their income being directly related to the obtained results.
So far there have been concluded 105 partnerships with different businessmen or former employees to operate the Rompetrol filling stations, out of which 98 are already operational. In the forthcoming period the program will continue with 31 filling stations available for those interested to take them over as dealers.
56 DODO stations were modernized, in line with Rompetrol concept, while 34 more filling stations will enter the rebranding process by the end of 2016.
In Romania, the company operates over 700 fuel distribution points (Rompetrol own filling stations, Rompetrol Partner filling stations, Rompetrol Express, internal bases of 9 and 20 cu. m) 230 LPG filling stations, 9,000 distribution points for gas cylinders and 3 LPG bottling plants in Constanta, Arad and Bacau.