The network of Petrom gas stations, operated by OMV Petrom, the biggest oil and natural gas producer in South East Europe, was voted the most reliable gas station brand in Romania for the tenth consecutive year on the basis of the “Trusted Brands 2015” survey authored by Reader’s Digest Romania, company representatives announced on Wednesday.
“The fact that the network of Petrom gas stations has topped the public’s preferences for ten years in a row represents a vote of confidence and recognition of the attachment toward this Romanian brand of tradition. Such surveys confirm the fact that Petrom manages to satisfy the clients’ exigencies, by offering quality fuel at advantageous prices, but also a wide range of products and services within its gas stations,” OMV Petrom Retail Manager Adrian Nicolaescu stated.
The Petrom network is currently the largest in Romania, consisting of 391 gas stations.
In the last 10 years OMV Petrom Group has invested over EUR 2.4 bln in the Refining and Marketing division in order to modernize the fuel production and distribution system so as to offer fuels at European standards as well as quality services.
Another priority was to diversify the range of products and services offered by Petrom gas stations. The offer currently includes over 2,000 products (from auto accessories to general consumer goods) as well as varied services (from car wash services and the selling of mandatory auto vignettes to Fan Courier mail services).
OMV, Austria’s biggest industrial company, owns 51.01 per cent of OMV Petrom shares, the Romanian state owns 20.64 per cent of the shares through the Energy, SMEs and Business Environment Ministry, the Property Fund owns 18.99 per cent and 9.36 per cent of OMV Petrom shares are traded freely on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
In the last 10 years the investments in modernizing and consolidating OMV Petrom have surpassed EUR 11 bln. OMV Petrom has an annual, direct, indirect and induced contribution of approximately 4.5 per cent of GDP.