With a network of 2 679 service stations in the premium and economy segments, the ORLEN Group is the undisputed leader on the fuel market in Central Europe. In Poland, our service stations operate under the ORLEN brand in the premium segment and the BLISKA brand in the economy segment. In the Czech Republic, we use the Benzina Plus and Benzina brands, respectively, and in Lithuania − the ORLEN and Ventus brands. On the German market, our service stations operate mainly in the economy segment under the STAR brand, complemented by more than a dozen of Famila supermarket stations.
As at the end of 2015, the ORLEN Group boasted a network of 1 749 service stations in Poland. The Company’s investment programme was centred on the construction of new service stations and motorway service areas, upgrading existing sites and rebranding BLISKA stations to ORLEN. We continued efforts to develop food services and new shop formats. Corporate fleet and loyalty schemes contributed to consolidating our leading market position and increasing the total volume of sold fuels by 3.8% year on year.
The continued development of the Polish road system poses an opportunity to expand the network with motorway service areas located alongside motorways and expressways. As at the end of 2015, there were 69 motorway service areas in Poland, of which 27 (39.1%) were operated by the ORLEN Group. Currently, 4 new such facilities are in the pipeline.