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1920 - 2001

  • 1920 - 1946

    1920

    The creation of the Puma brand.

    The Puma brand was created in Argentina in 1929 by Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC). CGC was founded in 1920 to transport and market crude oil and its by-products around the country. By the end of the decade CGC was operating its own-brand service stations in Argentina under the Puma brand.

    Throughout this period the Puma brand underwent significant growth in Argentina. As the popularity of the Puma brand grew the network of retail sites extended to 180 service stations.

  • 1947 - 1996

    1947

    Puma brand grows.

    During this time Puma brand’s profile in the Argentinian market increased through an expansion in the number of retail sites and investments in advertising. Fuel tankers with Puma’s logo became an increasingly common sight on Argentinian roads. The Puma brand soon travelled further afield after CGC established Puma service stations in Ecuador, in order to supplement its crude oil exploration activities.

    In 1994, Puma merged with two local companies to form a new service station network called Eg3. This resulted in a further 20 service stations being built in Argentina and the corporate image being refreshed again.

  • 1997 - 2001

    1997

    Trafigura invests in Puma Energy.

    Trafigura purchased the rights to the Puma brand in 1997, ushering in a new phase of development for Puma. Customers in the two countries were soon offered access to new Puma Energy service stations, giving them a high-quality alternative to the well established players already operating there.

    In 2000, Puma continued to extend its presence in the Americas, where it was steadily growing its asset base and market share in key import markets in the region. At the same time Puma was extending its downstream operations with more service stations being built in Brazil and Honduras.

2002 - 2010

  • 2002 - 2004

    2002

    Puma Energy enters Africa.

    Puma Energy entered Paraguay in 2002 and made its first foray into Africa in the same year. Puma Energy's route into Africa was made through an investment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). For the next three years, Puma Energy management focused on originating investment opportunities, particularly in the midstream sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The strategy focused on prioritising infrastructure investments relating to oil imports where they were considered insufficient to address a projected growth in demand. This soon gave Puma Energy a strong competitive advantage in accessing the downstream markets. In 2004, we entered the strategically important market of Angola and got a foothold in the Middle East with our investment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2005 - 2007

    2007

    Puma Energy’s presence grows.

    In addition to the established Puma Energy brand, Puma Energy continued to do business under other brands including Dippsa (Honduras), LP (Paraguay) and Ello (Brazil). In April 2005, we began the process of rebranding LP stations, and by the end of the year, we had more than 600 Puma Energy service stations in six countries in the Americas and Africa. In 2006, we expanded our footprint in Africa by entering the strategically important market of the Ivory Coast with the acquisition of storage and product handling facilities in Abidjan’s port.

    In 2007, the Puma Energy logo is redesigned to improve brand recognition. The same year we expanded into Estonia and Norway. Our move into Estonia enabled us to ensure that our north European facilities were strategically located at the meeting point between European and Russian trading lines. Tallinn soon became a hub for our European regional business and commercial activities.

     

  • 2008 - 2010

    2009

    Puma Energy invests and consolidates.

    2008 marked a step change in the development of Puma Energy as the group was consolidated under a common management team. At the same time, an increasing number of investments were completed and becoming operational, while existing businesses continued to mature.

    The DRC was increasingly becoming an important downstream location. We began work on two distribution terminals there in 2008 to provide a reliable source of fuel for mining companies in the country’s remote Katanga Province, a mineral rich region with high reserves of copper and cobalt. We entered Mozambique in 2009 and adapted our brand for the Angolan market in the same year. The following year we launched new packaging for our lubricants products. In November 2010, Puma Energy agreed to acquire BP Plc’s fuels marketing businesses in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.

     

     

     

2011 - 2013

  • 2011

    2011

    Puma Energy acquires for further growth.

    This year was another big year in the development of Puma Energy. We agreed to acquire ExxonMobil’s fuels marketing businesses in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama in March. In December 2011, we agreed to acquire Chevron’s fuel marketing businesses in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. In September 2011, we acquired the Alibesa bitumen terminal in the port of Cadiz, Spain, giving us 21,000m3 of storage capacity.

    In the same month we agreed to acquire Chevron’s fuel marketing businesses in Namibia. This acquisition was completed on 1 December 2011, the same year that our new fuels marketing businesses in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania were integrated. As part of our acquisitions we also gained two terminals in Namibia – including the Walvis Bay depot. We also established our business presence in Tanzania and formed the basis for growing our business to business (B2B) portfolio by providing fuels, lubricants and other oil products to key clients in Tanzania’s burgeoning mining and transportation sectors.

  • 2012

    RS3358_T3-891

    Extending into Asia-Pacific.

    2012 saw the establishment of our Singapore office, where our main holding company is domiciled, which allowed us a base with which to extend into Asia-Pacific. In July of the same year we acquired Chevron Kuo Pte Ltd, which imported, stored and distributed asphalt for road building and infrastructure developments in Vietnam. In October, we moved into Indonesia with the announcement of an agreement to purchase a majority stake in PT Medco Sarana Kalibaru, a fuel storage and distribution subsidiary.

    We also continued to be active in Africa. In May 2012, we completed a storage terminal in Beira, Mozambique and we also acquired Vitogaz Senegal SA, providing Puma Energy with an LPG terminal in Senegal. In July 2012, we began work to construct two new storage tanks along with all associated pumps and pipework at our Dar es Salaam storage facility in Tanzania. During 2012, we completed the rebranding of more than 50 service stations in Malawi.

     

     

     

  • 2013

    2013

    Puma Energy owns 1,600 service stations in five continents.

    In January and February 2013, Puma Energy entered the Australian market by virtue of its acquisitions of Neumann Petroleum, Ausfuel and Central Combined Group. These three acquisitions brought 270 service stations into Puma’s retail portfolio in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. We also acquired a Cartage division with more than 200 road tankers, a bulk seaboard fuel terminal at Eagle Farm in Brisbane along with a 57,000m3 storage facility in the port of Mackay and 16 strategically located fuel depots.

    Since April 2013, we have been working to diversify in other fuels and lubricants in Senegal. Our goal is to become a reference player in petroleum products distribution. We now import and sell Gasoil, jointly with Trafigura. In August, Puma Energy won four awards at the International Business Awards (Stevies) in the best energy company, best expansion and best CSR categories. 

     

     

     

2014 - 2016

  • 2014

    Brand history 2014

    Worldwide expansion for business growth.

    In 2014, Puma Energy increased its growth and development through acquisitions and investment throughout the world. In Australia, Puma Energy acquired independent retailer, Malpass Enterprises (Ezifuel), bringing its total number of service stations to 271 and unveiling the new US$70 million storage terminal in Mackay, Australia. They expanded into PNG through the acquisition of a sizeable distribution network and a refinery/storage operation from InterOil Corporation.

    Puma Energy saw its bitumen business expand with the acquisition of Trafigura’s bitumen business, and opened Malaysia’s Langsat bitumen terminal, which was built in 52 weeks and is one of the largest privately owned terminals in Asia, home to our most comprehensive bitumen processing, blending and distribution facilities.

    In Swaziland, Puma Energy acquired assets, including retail and storage operations, improved security of supply in Paraguay by investing US$30 million in a new terminal to serve inland countries, and completed construction of Asia’s largest bitumen terminal, which has a storage capacity of 75,000m3 in Malaysia.

  • 2015

    Brand history 2015

    Extending our reach.

    In 2015, Puma Energy completed several acquisitions including BP’s bitumen business in Australia, Murco Petroleum in the UK (including the Milford Haven facility in Wales, and three inland terminals, as well as a wholesale and distribution business), BP’s aviation business in Puerto Rico, and retail distributors in Colombia, South Africa, Peru and Swaziland.

    Puma Energy also opened one of the world’s largest offshore fuelling facilities in Luanda Bay, Angola, and completed storage construction and expansion projects in Mozambique, Angola, Ghana, Myanmar and PNG.

    This brought Puma Energy’s total storage capacity to 7.7m³ and increased its retail network to 2,362 sites.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • 2016

    Brand history 2016

    Expanding Operations. 

    During 2016, the Group expanded its presence to 14 new airports (mainly in Myanmar), added 150+ new retail sites through both acquisitions and organic investments, and acquired the bitumen business of Wabeco in Nigeria. It also acquired its 100th terminal in Northern Ireland, from BP, increasing total storage capacity to 7.9million m³.

1920 - 2001
2002 - 2010
2011 - 2013
2014 - 2016
    • 1920 - 1946

      1920

      The creation of the Puma brand.

      The Puma brand was created in Argentina in 1929 by Compañía General de Combustibles (CGC). CGC was founded in 1920 to transport and market crude oil and its by-products around the country. By the end of the decade CGC was operating its own-brand service stations in Argentina under the Puma brand.

      Throughout this period the Puma brand underwent significant growth in Argentina. As the popularity of the Puma brand grew the network of retail sites extended to 180 service stations.

    • 1947 - 1996

      1947

      Puma brand grows.

      During this time Puma brand’s profile in the Argentinian market increased through an expansion in the number of retail sites and investments in advertising. Fuel tankers with Puma’s logo became an increasingly common sight on Argentinian roads. The Puma brand soon travelled further afield after CGC established Puma service stations in Ecuador, in order to supplement its crude oil exploration activities.

      In 1994, Puma merged with two local companies to form a new service station network called Eg3. This resulted in a further 20 service stations being built in Argentina and the corporate image being refreshed again.

    • 1997 - 2001

      1997

      Trafigura invests in Puma Energy.

      Trafigura purchased the rights to the Puma brand in 1997, ushering in a new phase of development for Puma. Customers in the two countries were soon offered access to new Puma Energy service stations, giving them a high-quality alternative to the well established players already operating there.

      In 2000, Puma continued to extend its presence in the Americas, where it was steadily growing its asset base and market share in key import markets in the region. At the same time Puma was extending its downstream operations with more service stations being built in Brazil and Honduras.

    • 2002 - 2004

      2002

      Puma Energy enters Africa.

      Puma Energy entered Paraguay in 2002 and made its first foray into Africa in the same year. Puma Energy's route into Africa was made through an investment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). For the next three years, Puma Energy management focused on originating investment opportunities, particularly in the midstream sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

      The strategy focused on prioritising infrastructure investments relating to oil imports where they were considered insufficient to address a projected growth in demand. This soon gave Puma Energy a strong competitive advantage in accessing the downstream markets. In 2004, we entered the strategically important market of Angola and got a foothold in the Middle East with our investment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

       

       

       

       

       

    • 2005 - 2007

      2007

      Puma Energy’s presence grows.

      In addition to the established Puma Energy brand, Puma Energy continued to do business under other brands including Dippsa (Honduras), LP (Paraguay) and Ello (Brazil). In April 2005, we began the process of rebranding LP stations, and by the end of the year, we had more than 600 Puma Energy service stations in six countries in the Americas and Africa. In 2006, we expanded our footprint in Africa by entering the strategically important market of the Ivory Coast with the acquisition of storage and product handling facilities in Abidjan’s port.

      In 2007, the Puma Energy logo is redesigned to improve brand recognition. The same year we expanded into Estonia and Norway. Our move into Estonia enabled us to ensure that our north European facilities were strategically located at the meeting point between European and Russian trading lines. Tallinn soon became a hub for our European regional business and commercial activities.

       

    • 2008 - 2010

      2009

      Puma Energy invests and consolidates.

      2008 marked a step change in the development of Puma Energy as the group was consolidated under a common management team. At the same time, an increasing number of investments were completed and becoming operational, while existing businesses continued to mature.

      The DRC was increasingly becoming an important downstream location. We began work on two distribution terminals there in 2008 to provide a reliable source of fuel for mining companies in the country’s remote Katanga Province, a mineral rich region with high reserves of copper and cobalt. We entered Mozambique in 2009 and adapted our brand for the Angolan market in the same year. The following year we launched new packaging for our lubricants products. In November 2010, Puma Energy agreed to acquire BP Plc’s fuels marketing businesses in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.

       

       

       

    • 2011

      2011

      Puma Energy acquires for further growth.

      This year was another big year in the development of Puma Energy. We agreed to acquire ExxonMobil’s fuels marketing businesses in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama in March. In December 2011, we agreed to acquire Chevron’s fuel marketing businesses in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. In September 2011, we acquired the Alibesa bitumen terminal in the port of Cadiz, Spain, giving us 21,000m3 of storage capacity.

      In the same month we agreed to acquire Chevron’s fuel marketing businesses in Namibia. This acquisition was completed on 1 December 2011, the same year that our new fuels marketing businesses in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania were integrated. As part of our acquisitions we also gained two terminals in Namibia – including the Walvis Bay depot. We also established our business presence in Tanzania and formed the basis for growing our business to business (B2B) portfolio by providing fuels, lubricants and other oil products to key clients in Tanzania’s burgeoning mining and transportation sectors.

    • 2012

      RS3358_T3-891

      Extending into Asia-Pacific.

      2012 saw the establishment of our Singapore office, where our main holding company is domiciled, which allowed us a base with which to extend into Asia-Pacific. In July of the same year we acquired Chevron Kuo Pte Ltd, which imported, stored and distributed asphalt for road building and infrastructure developments in Vietnam. In October, we moved into Indonesia with the announcement of an agreement to purchase a majority stake in PT Medco Sarana Kalibaru, a fuel storage and distribution subsidiary.

      We also continued to be active in Africa. In May 2012, we completed a storage terminal in Beira, Mozambique and we also acquired Vitogaz Senegal SA, providing Puma Energy with an LPG terminal in Senegal. In July 2012, we began work to construct two new storage tanks along with all associated pumps and pipework at our Dar es Salaam storage facility in Tanzania. During 2012, we completed the rebranding of more than 50 service stations in Malawi.

       

       

       

    • 2013

      2013

      Puma Energy owns 1,600 service stations in five continents.

      In January and February 2013, Puma Energy entered the Australian market by virtue of its acquisitions of Neumann Petroleum, Ausfuel and Central Combined Group. These three acquisitions brought 270 service stations into Puma’s retail portfolio in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. We also acquired a Cartage division with more than 200 road tankers, a bulk seaboard fuel terminal at Eagle Farm in Brisbane along with a 57,000m3 storage facility in the port of Mackay and 16 strategically located fuel depots.

      Since April 2013, we have been working to diversify in other fuels and lubricants in Senegal. Our goal is to become a reference player in petroleum products distribution. We now import and sell Gasoil, jointly with Trafigura. In August, Puma Energy won four awards at the International Business Awards (Stevies) in the best energy company, best expansion and best CSR categories. 

       

       

       

    • 2014

      Brand history 2014

      Worldwide expansion for business growth.

      In 2014, Puma Energy increased its growth and development through acquisitions and investment throughout the world. In Australia, Puma Energy acquired independent retailer, Malpass Enterprises (Ezifuel), bringing its total number of service stations to 271 and unveiling the new US$70 million storage terminal in Mackay, Australia. They expanded into PNG through the acquisition of a sizeable distribution network and a refinery/storage operation from InterOil Corporation.

      Puma Energy saw its bitumen business expand with the acquisition of Trafigura’s bitumen business, and opened Malaysia’s Langsat bitumen terminal, which was built in 52 weeks and is one of the largest privately owned terminals in Asia, home to our most comprehensive bitumen processing, blending and distribution facilities.

      In Swaziland, Puma Energy acquired assets, including retail and storage operations, improved security of supply in Paraguay by investing US$30 million in a new terminal to serve inland countries, and completed construction of Asia’s largest bitumen terminal, which has a storage capacity of 75,000m3 in Malaysia.

    • 2015

      Brand history 2015

      Extending our reach.

      In 2015, Puma Energy completed several acquisitions including BP’s bitumen business in Australia, Murco Petroleum in the UK (including the Milford Haven facility in Wales, and three inland terminals, as well as a wholesale and distribution business), BP’s aviation business in Puerto Rico, and retail distributors in Colombia, South Africa, Peru and Swaziland.

      Puma Energy also opened one of the world’s largest offshore fuelling facilities in Luanda Bay, Angola, and completed storage construction and expansion projects in Mozambique, Angola, Ghana, Myanmar and PNG.

      This brought Puma Energy’s total storage capacity to 7.7m³ and increased its retail network to 2,362 sites.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • 2016

      Brand history 2016

      Expanding Operations. 

      During 2016, the Group expanded its presence to 14 new airports (mainly in Myanmar), added 150+ new retail sites through both acquisitions and organic investments, and acquired the bitumen business of Wabeco in Nigeria. It also acquired its 100th terminal in Northern Ireland, from BP, increasing total storage capacity to 7.9million m³.

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