PKN ORLEN opens to a new model of urban mobility
26-05-2017    petrol stations
In an effort to continuously develop and improve the offering of its service stations, PKN ORLEN has got involved in car-sharing services by becoming the strategic fuel partner for Traficar. As part of this cooperation, in the cities where the service is available, you will be able to leave or rent a car at selected PKN ORLEN service stations. 
In addition to supplying fuel and providing other services, such as car wash, PKN ORLEN has become a strategic partner of Traficar. The cooperation has a broader dimension as both companies have Polish origin and their activities support innovation and promote modern technologies.
“The cooperation fits perfectly with our strategy and the future growth plans for the ORLEN Group’s retail segment. We keep monitoring market trends in order to tailor our offering to customer needs. Car sharing is a very promising service and by supporting its development we help improve innovation in Polish economy and expand the mobility offer based on Polish companies and capital,” said Zbigniew Leszczyński, Member of the Management Board, Sales, PKN ORLEN.
“By joining forces with PKN ORLEN we create the opportunity to develop and increase the availability of the car-sharing service. It is important for us that PKN ORLEN, just like Traficar, recognises the need to invest in modern transport solutions and is an active initiator of social change in mobility and transport. That is why our cooperation goes much deeper than just the presence of cars at the partner’s stations. Customers receive an innovative, convenient and complete service,” explains Piotr Groński, CEO of Traficar.
The car rental service at PKN ORLEN service stations will be available from June 1st 2017 in Warsaw and Kraków. Besides designating special parking spaces at PKN ORLEN stations, a number of joint sales, promotion and social initiatives are to be launched.
PKN ORLEN is an established player on the fuel and power markets, the largest company in Central and Eastern Europe, and the only Polish company included in the prestigious Fortune 500 list of the world’s largest companies. Its products are marketed through the CEE region’s largest chain of nearly 2,700 modern service stations. In addition to responding to customer demand and the ongoing development of service station offerings, PKN ORLEN seeks to increase the energy self-sufficiency of its retail chain. This is why PKN ORLEN has started to install photovoltaic panels and wind turbines at its stations.
Traficar Sp. z o.o. offers an innovative service of car rental by the minute without unnecessary formalities or designated places for returning the car, which is what car sharing is about. Using a modern and intuitive smartphone application, the user may quickly find the nearest available vehicle and reserve it at any time. The implementation of the service, which became available on the Polish market in October 2016 in Kraków, was put in the hands of Express, leader of the car rental market in Poland.
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