OIL firm PTT Philippines Corp., a subsidiary of Thai oil giant PTT Public Co. Ltd., continues with its expansion program with the opening of two more premium service stations in Quezon City, bringing to 96 the total number of PTT service stations in the country.
A premium station carries a different canopy design with a contoured signage compared with a standard station that has a flat signage. They also differ in the size of the areas, with a premium station bigger than a standard station.
The PTT Belfast and PTT Regalado, both in Fairview, Quezon City, are both classified as premium stations. They were designed similar to PTT stations in Thailand and boast not only of high quality petroleum products but also top of the line services that include clean restrooms.
The company now has five stations in Quezon City with three others located in Novaliches, G. Araneta, and Edsa Veterans.
In Metro Manila, PTT now has 12 service stations with PTT Park ‘n Fly as its flagship in the south and Edsa Veterans in the north.
“We’re going to that direction of making all our stations premium in terms of the design, in order to be consistent with our corporate looks that are similar to our stations in Thailand,” PTT Philippines president and chief executive officer Sukanya Seriyothin said.
“But all these stations, whether standard or premium, offer the same premium-grade fuel and lubricant products aside from the good services that we also provide,” Seriyothin added.
Earlier this year, PTT introduced the Blue Innovation, a new fuel technology to its diesel and gasoline products. PTT re-branded its fuel products with the formulation Blue Innovation. Variants of PTT fuels are now called BlueDiesel, BlueGasoline 93+, BlueGasoline 95+, and BlueGasoline 97+.
“We’re always very thankful for the support that we get from our dealers. We would never be able to expand if not for their continuous support. While we welcome new dealers in our other soon to open service stations, there are still our original dealers who never fail to apply for new PTT stations. I will always be proud of that because that proves that we take care of them well that they want to own more PTT stations,” Seriyothin said.
Meanwhile, the aggressive expansion of PTT Philippines is expected to be highlighted by the opening of its biggest station in the Philippines—the two-hectare PTT Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) station in Concepcion, Tarlac—which is expected to open middle of this year.
The SCTEX station will be PTT’s second platinum station in the Philippines next to PTT Lucena that was opened last year. A platinum station has a much bigger land area and is designed with a park concept similar to PTT’s platinum stations in Thailand.
PTT has been in the Philippines for 19 years. Apart from retail marketing, it also operates wholesale oil distribution serving the aviation, maritime and mining sectors.