The Republic of Paraguay is a landlocked country, bordering Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. The country, which is bisected north to south by the Paraguay River, is sometimes referred to as the ‘Heart of America’ due to its central location. Paraguay’s population is around 6.5 million people, most of whom live in the southeast of the country. The capital and largest city is Asunción, which is home to almost 1 in 3 Paraguayans. The country has has experienced consistent economic growth since the 21st century. In 2010, the economy grew by 14.5%, the largest economic expansion in Latin America, and the third fastest in the world.
Puma Energy Paraguay PA,
Nicasio Vilaba No 650c/Delfin Chamorro,
Fernando de la Mora -- Zona Norte, Asuncion,
Tel: +595 21 672 456
Date entered: 2002
Key market statistics:
- Terminals: 3
- Storage capacity: 23,003³
- Retail locations: >172
- Employees: >80
Puma Energy Paraguay has a network of service stations comprising more than 160 retail sites. Our business-to business portfolio includes 60 regular customers in agriculture, transport, industry and government and we employ over 80 people.
We have a competitive advantage through our terminals in the interior of the country, our in-house technical service and our dealer-operated network. We have three terminals and a storage capacity of 65,000m³. Our storage terminal at Encarnación is close to the borders with Brazil and Argentina making it a key location. We have also started the construction of a new storage terminal close to the capital city of Asunción.
Puma is recognised in Paraguay for providing high performance and innovative products which meet the demands of the latest technology engines. We sell Puma Maxximum Power and Castrol lubricant brands. We also stock low sulfur diesel and our Paraguayan customers know that all additives used in our products improve efficiency and performance.
We promote entrepreneurship by way of innovative projects such as through the Leadership Training School, which focuses on developing skills and helping employees realise their potential. Since 2012 the company has been committed to the TECHO project, which aims to improve living conditions through development and community outreach. Volunteers from Puma have already helped to build houses and in 2013 the goal is to build a further 10 houses. Puma Energy employees are also encouraged to share their expertise with the wider community on a pro bono basis.
The Puma Energy Foundation is currently supporting the Contribution to Fundación Dequení in Paraguay, assisting marginalised communities with education, nutrition and health programmes. Puma Energy’s grant-aid programme supports 140 children at its Ciudad del Este centre.
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Paraguay is a country of many contrasts. It’s both rustic and sophisticated. It boasts exotic natural reserves and massive man-made dams. Rural villages are just a few kilometers from sophisticated colonial towns like Asunción. Sub-tropical rainforests contrast with the dry and wild Northern Frontier.