Vivo Energy, a Shell licensee in 16 African markets, is the leading oil company in Mauritius and plays a pivotal role in supplying the country's energy needs. Established in December 2011, it distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants with Vitol, Helios investment Partners and Shell as shareholders.
Vivo Energy operates in Retail, Commercial Fuels (Marine and Aviation in partnership with Vitol Aviation), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Lubricants in Mauritius.
Vivo Energy Mauritius operates 44 retail stations with a majority offering Shell Cards and some offering convenience retail stores. The company has a network of 900 LPG resellers and has access to 41,800 metric tons of fuel and 2,675 metric tons of LPG storage capacity. Vivo Energy Mauritius employs 120 people but the business provides indirect employment to over 650 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.
The company offers differentiated products with improved formulation: Shell Unleaded Extra, Shell FuelSave Diesel, Fuel Oil Plus and Shell lubricants. It markets Marine Gasoil and Fuel Oil (380 cSt and 180 cSt) and lubricants on the marine segment in which the company is actively present through its dedicated bunkering depot in the port area and a dedicated barge. Other products marketed include Jet A1 for aviation and LPG (branded Shell Gas and Shell Autogas) for domestic and industrial use and Shell Card for fleet management. The Shell brand has a long history in Mauritius, being present in the country since 1905. In 1991, the company, then known as Shell Mauritius, was floated on the Mauritian Stock Exchange and Mauritian minority shareholders currently hold 23% of the company's shares.
The company operates under a common set of business principles and a code of conduct, supported by policies and business controls. It is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and is fully engaged in Social Investment projects pertaining to road safety, education and the environment. Safety remains a top priority. In 2013, the company had zero significant incident out of 589,000 exposure hours and 2.1 million kilometres driven with an impressively low record in minor incidents. Further details on Vivo Energy can be found on www.vivoenergy.com