Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in the country, is on a growth path. The company has responded to motorists’ need for fuel convenience and has added 23 Shell service stations to its retail network.
The new service stations, are located in eleven counties, namely: Laikipia, Kiambu, Nairobi, Nakuru, Narok, Bomet, Kajiado, Kilifi, Kakamega, Homabay and Busia counties.
The opening of these service stations is creating employment to the local communities, in the areas that they are located. A Shell service station employs on average 25 members of staff. The 23 Shell service stations have created 575 employment opportunities for Kenyans.
Shell Teco service station, located on the Nairobi/Mombasa highway in Nairobi county, has joined the league of large Shell service stations, and is expected to fuel around 1,700 motor vehicles per day. The service station, which sits on a two acre plot, has 24 filling points with 72 fuel nozzles, dispensing Shell V-Power, Shell FuelSave and Shell FuelSave diesel.
In addition to fuelling and servicing cars, motorists will soon be able to shop, eat, and even spend time in the upcoming mall that will house a supermarket, eatries and offices.
Speaking during the launch event Vivo Energy Kenya’s Marketing and Customer Service Manager, Mark Senteu said, the growth is a response to our customers’ needs : ‘‘As a business, we listen to our customers’ feedback and we always strive to meet their needs. Our customers want to be able to fuel at a Shell service station anywhere in the country, whenever they travel, and we are ensuring that indeed this happens.’’
He added, “We looked at the employment opportunities that will be offered to the communities around each area where our 23 service stations are now located and concluded that it was a wise investment we are making.”
The company will, for the next three weeks, visit all the eleven counties to meet with customers, and welcome them to the new service station locations.