ORLEN Group opens new service stations in Slovakia
The ORLEN Group has opened two more service stations in the western part of Slovakia, raising the total number of its outlets in the country to 26. By the end of the year, the ORLEN Group’s network is to expand to 50 locations, and with the acquisition of another 41 service stations from Hungary’s MOL it will become a top three retail network in Slovakia.
The ORLEN-branded self-service stations have opened in Pečeňady and Pernek following the rebranding of two out of a total 25 service stations acquired by the ORLEN Group from a local chain back in April. The rebranding of all stations in the portfolio is due for completion by the end of 2022. The new service stations sell EFFECTA fuels and are fully automated. The ORLEN Group operates a total of four self-service stations in the Slovak market that complement the offering of non-fuel retail outlets.
- In the ORLEN2030 strategy, we have set ourselves a goal of raising the share of foreign service stations in our network to 45%. We consistently deliver on our strategic objectives by building own stations and acquiring completed facilities. Slovakia is a good example – we are set to become one of the largest chains in the country in the next three to four years. Ultimately, we want our network of 3,500 service stations to be the most modern and the most customer-centric network in Central Europe - said Daniel Obajtek, President of the PKN ORLEN Management Board.
The ORLEN Group has been present in Slovakia since 2019, when the company opened its first service station in the country, in the town of Malacky. The expansion of ORLEN’s network in Slovakia is pursued by building new and acquiring existing outlets. The network is owned by the Czech-based ORLEN Unipetrol Group, a member of the ORLEN Group. At present, the ORLEN Group also holds an approximately 15% share of the wholesale fuel market in Slovakia.