Porsche Mobility in talks to manage the car fleet of Petrom

25. Oktober 2006, 00:00

Porsche Mobility, the Romanian car fleet management unit of the German Porsche group, could manage the car fleet of...

Porsche Mobility, the Romanian car fleet management unit of the German Porsche group, could manage the car fleet of Petrom, the largest Romanian company and the largest gas and oil producer in Southeastern Europe.

"At present, we are in talks with Petrom to take over the management of its fleet. We currently manage the fleets of Vodafone mobile telephony operator, owning a fleet of 140 cars, and of Cosmote," stated Costin Rotaru, the general manager of Porsche Mobility.

Porsche currently manages around 700 vehicles, for which it charges between EUR 46 and 104 for each one, depending on type, engine and usage. It also provides fuel consumption management for around 400 cars.

"For this type of services, weve signed contracts with MOL and OMV filling station networks, and a card system named OMV Routex-Porsche Mobility and MOL-Porsche Mobility was also developed," added Rotaru.

"We also want to manage fleets that were not entirely acquired from Porsche Romania, but we must first reach an agreement with the car servicing centres the other dealers have countrywide," said Rotaru. "The idea of setting up a fleet management unit came up in 2004, but the project was postponed until 2005 amid the launch of Porsche Bank."

Porsche Romania is also one of the major car dealers in Romania, selling models from Audi, Skoda, Seat, Volkswagen and Porsche.

Petrom is the largest Romanian oil and gas group, with activities in the business segments of Exploration and Production, Refining and Petrochemicals, as well as Sales and Marketing. Petrom has estimated oil and gas reserves of 1 billion boe, refining capacity of 8 million metric tons and around 550 filling stations in Romania. The company also has an international network with 82 filling stations located in Moldavia and Hungary. This network was increased by 178 premium stations in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia-Montenegro, acquired in January 2006. Austrian OMV, the leading oil and gas group in Central Europe holds a 51,011 per cent share in Petrom.

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