June 7, 2011 - 12:00 pm (CET)
- Opening ceremony for the new service station on the Brenner motorway with OMV filling station and Rosenberger Restaurant
- Europe’s highest service station will considerably improve the local infrastructure for motorists and residents
- OMV filling station and VIVA world of indulgence are open 24/7
On June 7 OMV, the leading energy company in Central and Southeastern Europe, and Rosenberger will open one of Austria’s most up-to-date service stations on the Brennerpass. Europe’s highest service station, which is located at around 1,370 metres on a total area of around 12,000 m2, will include an OMV filling station, a VIVA world of indulgence and a Rosenberger Restaurant. Motorists travelling to Italy as well as residents will be able to fill their tanks with first-class OMV fuels and recuperate from their drive by taking advantage of VIVA’s proven service range.
The new OMV filling station provides a diverse selection of culinary delights and a wide range of services. It will considerably improve the local infrastructure for residents and motorists in the catchment area, and also provides employment for around 12 people.
Harald Joichl, Head of OMV’s Filling Station Business in Austria and Germany at the opening: "We are delighted to be able to open a high-quality service station together with our partners – for holidaymakers, families, business customers and regional guests. OMV filling stations are service centres for people and vehicles. As well as offering premium fuels to our customers, our VIVA world of indulgence provides high-quality coffee and freshly baked organic bakery. Motorists only need to make a brief stop to fortify themselves with freshly prepared sandwiches to suit every taste."
OMV – Filling station with an innovative range of fuels
The new OMV filling station covers a total area of around 2,500 m2 and has three two-sided fuel pumps serving a range of products for cars. The pumps provide latest products such as the new environmentally friendly OMV MaxxMotion Premium Diesel. There is one two-sided multi-product pump for trucks as well as a two-sided dispenser for the AdBlue anti-pollutant. The adjacent car park has space for around 112 cars and 4 buses.
VIVA – Value-added services
The new VIVA world of indulgence on the Brennerpass maintains the highest standards when it comes to ambience, quality, service and cleanliness. The VIVA shop range includes around 1,500 products including top brands, the best bakery produced locally using guaranteed organic ingredients, and good-quality wine from Austria – also direct from the refrigerator.
The VIVA gastronomy area offers a range of products to satisfy hunger between meals: 10 coffee variations of the highest quality; organic dairy products with the AMA organic label; the finest liver loaf specialities by Gourmetfein and a range of sandwiches – all to be enjoyed on the spot or “to go” at any time of the day or night. The Erste Bank und Sparkassen banking terminal also provides easy access to banking services, and packages can be sent night and day using the Post package service.
"It’s our goal to give our customers a sense of well being when they deal with us," said Joichl. "And we are constantly expanding our service range because we want to make their lives easier. We have since been ranked as ’Austria’s most customer-friendly service provider‘ in a service ranking based on a model from St. Gallen University. For us this is a vindication of our strategy."
For further information about the OMV filling station network, please visit: www.omv.at
With Group sales of EUR 23.32 bn and a workforce of 31,398 employees in 2010, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. In Exploration and Production, OMV is active in two core countries Romania and Austria and holds a balanced international portfolio. OMV had proven oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.15 bn boe as of year-end 2010 and a production of around 318,000 boe/d in 2010. In Gas and Power, OMV sold approximately 18 bcm of gas in 2010. In Refining and Marketing, OMV has an annual refining capacity of 22.3 mn t and as of year-end 2010 approximately 4,800 filling stations in 13 countries including Turkey. In Austria, OMV operates a 2,000 km long gas pipeline network with a marketed capacity of around 89 bcm in 2010. With a trading volume of around 34 bcm in 2010, OMV’s gas trading platform, the Central European Gas Hub, is amongst the most important hubs in Continental Europe. OMV further strengthened its position through the ownership of a 96% stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.
Under its 3plus strategy, OMV combines the strengths of its E&P, G&P and R&M business units in order to ensure that it provides the best possible supply service to its three core markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe and Turkey. OMV uses the synergies that result from the combination of these strengths to extend its supply chain from oil and gas through to electricity and eventually renewable energy.
OMV is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and an active supporter to the values enshrined in its Code of Conduct. These include a strong sense of responsibility towards the social and natural environment, especially in economically weak regions. OMV continuously addresses economic, environmental and social issues related to its business in a responsible manner. The company reports on its activities in a sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines.