Engen outlines Mozambique expansion plans
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ENGEN, the African energy multinational, has announced its expansion plans for Mozambique.
It will open three service stations in the near future.
These will be opened in Maputo (one) and two in Inhambane.
Mike Cook, Retail Services Manager in Engen’s International Business Division, said the Maputo site would be located outside Estádio do Zimpeto, Mozambique’s iconic national stadium, which was opened in 2011.
“We’re just waiting for approval from the relevant local authority,” he said.
Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2016. The flagship site will have a full convenience offering including an Engen Quickshop with a sit-down Corner Bakery.”
For Inhambane, Cook said plans are to complete construction on both sites by the end of the year.
The first Inhambane site will be a knock-down revamp to bring it to its full potential size-wise and to match the high global environmental, safety and quality standards of Engen’s retail offerings.
“This site is showing tremendous promise. Demand has exceeded current capacity, so it was ripe for a full rebuild with a complete convenience offering and Corner Bakery. Previously there was no Quickshop,” said Cook.
Engen started construction on the second Inhambane site in August. The brand-new service station will feature a sit-down Corner Bakery and completion is planned for the end of 2015.
Engen currently operates 16 services stations in Mozambique.
Kotze said the current expansion activity signals Engen’s seriousness about the Mozambican market.
“This is a key market for us, as demonstrated by our continued retail expansion and a new depot we’ve just inaugurated in Beira. The depot opens up another corridor of supply into southern Africa, taking pressure off our Durban refinery and ensuring greater security of supply in the region. The expanding retail network is, we believe, indication of Mozambique’s economic growth.”
Engen currently operates in 18 countries in Sub Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
– CAJ News
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