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OMV and ARBÖ start cooperation with attractive offers for all ARBÖ-MasterCard members

October 28, 2011 - 08:30 am (CET)

  • The ARBÖ members with an ARBÖ-MasterCard will immediately profit from a number of discounts at all OMV filling stations
  • This cooperation contains attractive discounts on fuel, carwash, shop and gastro products as well as a free cup of coffee

Vienna, October 28, 2011. Based on the cooperation between OMV and ARBÖ, the ARBÖ members will immediately profit from a number of attractive discounts for purchases made at all OMV filling stations participating in the campaign. These range from a 3 cents per liter fuel discount to attractive discounts on carwash, shop and gastro products as well as a free cup of coffee. The only prerequisite is that payment must be made with an ARBÖ-MasterCard. Discounts will be immediately applied at the cash desk.

This cooperation brings two Austrian companies together that have a lot in common. "As an  Austrian car driver club with a long-standing tradition we build on 112 years of experience with our members. Therefore, the company OMV and the 230 OMV filling stations participating in this campaign across Austria are the ideal partner for us," said Heinz Hofer, President of ARBÖ. Harald Joichl, Head of the OMVs filling station business in Austria and Germany, added: "ARBÖ and OMV are both very customer-oriented and they therefore ideally complement each other through their strong focus on service."

The cooperation ensures attractive benefits
Based on this cooperation between OMV and ARBÖ, all ARBÖ members will benefit from a wide range of attractive discounts if payments are made with an ARBÖ-MasterCard:

  • 3 cents per liter discount on all OMV fuels;
  • 10% discount on all OMV shop and gastro products (with the exception of tobacco products, toll stickers, newspapers and magazines, lottery items, prepaid phone cards, vouchers and promotional campaigns);
  • 20% discount on all OMV carwashes (with the exception of jet wash and promotional campaigns);
  • a free cup of coffee for each purchase made.

These discounts are granted at all OMV filling stations participating in this cooperation. The discount will be applied when the payment is made at the cash desk and will be displayed on the receipt. "We are delighted to be able to offer our customers these attractive discounts jointly with our cooperation partner ARBÖ;" said Harald Joichl when signing the cooperation agreement with ARBÖ President Heinz Hofer. "With this cooperation we are offering all ARBÖ MasterCard members an attractive bonus package and therefore a tangible advantage," added Heinz Hofer.

Full-fledged ARBÖ-MasterCard 
The ARBÖ-MasterCard is a full-fledged credit card. Each club card can be converted into an ARBÖ-MasterCard regardless of the ARBÖ member’s bank account. For the first subscription year, the ARBÖ credit card is free of charge. Annual fees will then amount to EUR 10.80. "ARBÖ members can easily subscribe to this credit card by simply filling out a form, which is available at all OMV filling stations participating in this cooperation and at all ARBÖ examination centers. These forms have to be personally handed in together with a photo identification card and can be submitted at any of the 96 ARBÖ service offices, at all BAWAG/P.S.K. branch offices and post offices," continued Heinz Hofer.

Broad OMV service portfolio
OMV filling stations are service centers for both people and vehicles. The VIVA world of indulgence provides a wide range of 1,500 premium products including high-quality coffee that lives up to the best Viennese coffeehouse tradition, numerous tea specialties and certified organic products. The great variety of freshly prepared VIVA sandwiches is, just like all other VIVA snacks and drinks, a true delight to take away or eat-in.

OMV also provides premium fuels, engine oils and carwash services: "We know that car drivers that stop at our filling stations do not only want to refuel their cars but they also want to refuel themselves. We have been successfully building on our extensive experience for many years, offering high-value services, premium products and choosing the right partners. Based on this cooperation, all ARBÖ members can now experience the high quality of our filling stations at very attractive conditions," concluded Harald Joichl.

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
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 290,000 boe/d in 6m/2011. 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 the end of June 2011approximately 4,700 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 97% stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.

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.

ARBÖ is Austria’s second largest car driver club with over 470,000 members. ARBÖ takes great care of all road users’ interests and offers its members a wide range of services. In the 92 ARBÖ examination centers and at the company’s headquarters more than 780 specialized staff members are available for customer queries, customer support and the examination of customer vehicles. ARBÖ breakdown service has a vehicle fleet of over 200 cars, is available countrywide round the clock and can be reached at 1-2-3. ARBÖ also offers a comprehensive service portfolio for the touristic sector. ARBÖ information service (reachable at 050 123) provides information about road conditions, travel regulations, fuel price and even the temperature of bathing lakes. Furthermore, the three ARBÖ safe driving centers based in Vienna, Salzburg (Strasswalchen) and Styria (Ludersdorf) offer defensive driving courses.