Shell opens integrated outlet on the M9 motorway – Markets
KARACHI: Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) has inaugurated its 2nd “Integrated Retail Outlet” (IRO) in Karachi, strategically located on the M9 highway which connects the largest port city to the rest of the country.
The new retail site, “SPL Oasis” introduces the concept of retail destination in Pakistan, established on a highway, offering a wide range of facilities to customers. The first IRO Shell Askari gas station in Karachi is located near Dalmia.
In addition to meeting the fuel needs of intercity travelers, through state-of-the-art fueling operations, the retail outlet meets other on-the-go needs of consumers. Travelers can take a comfortable break from their journey at this destination, which offers a separate mosque and prayer areas for men and women, international standard and hygienically maintained restrooms for men, women and the disabled, as well as a dedicated changing area. Travelers can easily have a meal together; the ecosystem offers a range of options – KFC – with a world-class quick-service restaurant and drive-thru, a Shell Select Store selling high-quality food and consumer products, and a Greeno Kiosk offering juices and cold drinks. The facility also offers oil change, tire service and car wash services, where commuters can prep their vehicle before hitting the road again.
To boost the growing number of electric vehicles in the metropolis, Shell Recharge, an electric vehicle charging facility has been set up at “SPL Oasis” in collaboration with K-Electric, being the first charging service accessible to the public on the Sindh highways. The outlet also houses a 50 KW solar power system facilitated by K-Solar with the aim of initiating cleaner energy sources.
Managing Director and Managing Director of Shell Pakistan Limited, Waqar Siddiqui said, “The Government of Pakistan is working to promote tourism in the country which will help to create a positive image of the country and generate revenue for our country. economy. Shell Pakistan is unwavering in its mission to serve the nation and its people. We look forward to contributing to this ambition and are pleased to open a 24-hour shopping ecosystem on the M9 motorway, a key location in the country, which will serve travelers and tourists.”
Raza Pirbhai, CEO of KFC Pakistan, said: “We are delighted to partner with Shell for their second integrated outlet on the M9 highway. This new opening is part of KFC’s aggressive expansion plan to increase the retail footprint while providing customers with fresh, quality meals that are easily accessible while traveling Pakistan’s major thoroughfares. KFC’s partnership with gas stations is essential for both companies as it not only provides great convenience to customers, but also makes gas stations a one-stop-shop for all their needs while on the go.”
Naz Khan, Chief Strategy Officer at K-Electric, said: At KE, sustainability is at the heart of our business philosophy. Over the years, the company has led a series of initiatives in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which continue to play an important role in improving society and creating an energy future. cleaner and greener in Pakistan. As the Government of Pakistan remains committed to increasing the use of electric vehicles as part of its climate change strategy, we are pleased that K-Electric and Shell have collaborated to strategically expand the electric vehicle charging network. and play an active role in creating an enabling environment for the mass adoption of this technology”.
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