TotalEnergies Marketing Kenya, formerly Total Kenya, has launched its 232nd service station in a bid to expand its footprint in the energy market. Situated in Ruiru, along Thika Superhighway, the new outlet will serve customers plying the route that connects neighboring counties to Nairobi, as well as the increasingly growing residential community around the area.
Speaking during the launch, TotalEnergies Kenya managing director Eric Fanchini said the investment was in response to customer demand for proximity to the company’s products and services.
“I encourage our staff to utilize this opportunity to drive the uptake of our solar products in line with our strategy of implementing a sustainable energy usage in the market… we already have about 143 of our service stations fully solarized and will continue to implement the same across the country,” said Mr. Fanchini.
The service station is operated under the Dealer-Owned-Dealer-Operated (DODO) model in partnership with the Bachulal Popatlal Kenya Limited, which is a one-stop- shop designed to house a convenience store, a service bay, a tire center, a pharmacy, an eatery and a laundry.
“We are delighted to mark this milestone as we launch our first ever service station under the TotalEnergies franchise, and we look forward to similar partnerships in future,” said Praful Panchmatia of Bachulal Popatlal Kenya, a company which owns other service stations and LPG distributorships in Mombasa, Kisumu, Busia, Bomet and Chemelil.
TotalEnergies is also focused on the renewable energies market. Last year, it launched charging points for electric motorcycles in partnership with electric motorcycle manufacturer Ampersand, as part of its strategic focus on electric-powered vehicles to help contain the devastating effects of climate change.