Rompetrol Moldova, the local subsidiary of the KMG International Group, opened recently a new gas station in Chisinau, located in the Ciocana district – 25 Mircea cel Batran Blvd. Currently, the company operates in the capital of the Republic of Moldova a number of 39 Rompetrol gas stations.
“Rompetrol has continued in 2018, as well, to increase its presence in Moldova both by opening new gas stations and by positioning itself as the most important fuel supplier on the national level. The appreciation of our customers of Rompetrol’s products and services has supported us in opening 11 new gas stations over the past two years, and with the involvement of more than 900 employees, we have managed to get closer to them,” said Sergey Sevcenco, General Manager of Rompetrol Moldova.
Having a total surface of about 2,600 square meters, the new gas station was designed and built in line with the new concept of Rompetrol gas stations, which aims to create a distinctive environment generated by combining the needs and expectations of customers with the best technical solutions.
Located in the centre of the city, the gas station offers a shop and a cafe, being the space for relaxation and meeting for its clients and those living in the area. The area of over 200 square meters allocated to the cafe and shop areas is the largest in the Rompetrol network, plus an outdoor terrace of about 60 square meters.
“The investment will have a social impact, both through the 15 newly created jobs and through the local taxes generated by the activity of the station,” adds Sergey Sevcenco.
From 2002 until now, Rompetrol has become one of the most important and appreciated brands in the Republic of Moldova, the Efix fuel range being a quality standard for all drivers in the Black Sea region.
The Efix range and Rompetrol card – introduced on the local market in 2008, the implementation of the new concept and the opening of new stations allowed the company to reach a 24% share in the retail market in 2018. The company currently operates a network of 84 gas stations, 60 stores affiliated to Rompetrol stations, and 61 LPG distribution points.
Due to the two depots in Chisinau and Giurgiulesti, the Group’s subsidiary became the most important supplier of oil and gas products in Moldova.
“With the opening of this station, KMG International continues its development not only in Romania but also in the countries where it is present – Republic of Moldova, Georgia and Bulgaria. The experience and know-how accumulated and tested by the Group in Romania are transposed and offered later to our customers in the other countries. In the next period, we will pay special attention to the development of non-fuels products and services in our stations, where we believe there is a major potential for Moldova, Bulgaria and Georgia,” said Vlad Rusnac, Chief Retail Officer of KMG International.
At the regional level, the Group operates around 1,100 fuel distribution points in Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Georgia, being a major supplier of oil products to partners in the region (Turkey, Serbia or Greece). Rompetrol Rafinare – the operator of the Petromidia Navodari and Vega Ploiesti refineries, was also Romania’s largest exporter of petroleum products in 2018.