Vivo Energy Rwanda launches new Nyakabanda Service Station

On 28 April 2022 at 06:39

Vivo Energy Rwanda, the company that markets and distributes Engen-branded fuels in Rwanda, has launched a new service station in Nyakabanda, Kigali, in a move to increase its retail network and provide more convenience to its customers.

With this new service station, Vivo Energy Rwanda increases its retail network footprint across the country.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Saibou Coulibaly, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Rwanda said that the launch is part of efforts to expand footprints and maintain a leading position.

“Over the past three years, Vivo Energy Rwanda has grown to become one of the leaders of the energy industry in Rwanda. We have grown our network organically, doubling the number of Engen service stations since 2020. The launch of this new service station here in Kigali, and our expansion across the country, is a reflection of the country’s fast-economic growth,” he said.

Engen Nyakabanda service station will be the only one in the area having a shop and a lube bay which will help in satisfying customers’ needs.

Mr. Hans Paulsen, Vivo Energy’s Executive Vice President for East and Southern Africa also underscored that the company wants to renew its commitment and testament to the Rwandan market.

"We are constantly looking to go where there are investment opportunities, and Rwanda is well positioned to attract more capital flow in the energy sector. Pushing the boundaries of service, technology and innovation is what we do, and we strive to be part of our customers’ lives in ways that matter to them,” he noted.

Mr. Stan Mittelman, who was making his first visit to Rwanda since taking up his position as the Vivo Energy Group’s new CEO last month expressed delight to grace the new service station opening.

"I am particularly glad to be in Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills and a million smiles. Rwanda has inspired the world with its impressive transformation in all sectors of life and business. We have seen the country become a global powerhouse, thanks to its remarkable leadership. Vivo Energy is very proud to be associated with Rwanda and part of its growth story,” he revealed.

About Vivo Energy

Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,500 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services. It provides fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and solar energy solutions to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, wholesalers and manufacturing.

The Company employs around 2,700 people, has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity and has a joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., that sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants.

Vivo Energy Plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and is a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Mr. Stan Mittelman, the CEO of Vivo Energy Group refilling a motorcycle at the newly launched service station in Nyakabanda.
The new service station has a shop and lube center.
One of motorcyclists who received free fuel chatting with Mr. Stan Mittelman, the new CEO of Vivo Energy Group after launching the new service station.
Mr. Stan Mittelman, the new CEO of Vivo Energy Group thanked Rwanda's leadership for initiatives to promote investment.
Pump attendants serving customers at the new service station in Nyakabanda.