Rompetrol Downstream, in partnership with Vodafone Romania, introduces the payment and money transfer service – M-Pesa in its station network. The M-Pesa users can now withdraw and deposit money 24/7 in its network of 135 Rompetrol filling stations in Romania. Moreover, the Rompetrol customers can now top up their Fill&Go cards with M-Pesa straight from their mobile phones, at no additional costs.
“Rompetrol seeks to develop on a permanent basis, being a competitive, sustainable and diversified company. The partnership with Vodafone Romania enables our customers to take advantage of a new service package that continues the modernization and expansion of the entire distribution network and the diversification of customer experiences. In 2015, 118 filling stations have been rebranded. Rompetrol combines the quality of its products with high technology, attributes which are reflected in our premium fuels”, declared Mihaela Ungar, Chief Officer CEO Block, KMG International.
“The M-Pesa users can now take advantage of the payment and money transfer service in all Rompetrol filling stations, and enjoy immediate, non-stop access to their funds. The strategic partnership with Rompetrol means premium locations available to customers, including in transit areas where users expect a wide range of services. For a limited period, customers withdrawing cash from Rompetrol stations will receive a bonus consisting in national and international minutes and megabytes of data in the Vodafone network”, said Valentin Ştefan, Business Development Director, Vodafone Romania.
In addition to money transfer, M-Pesa allows payments of utility bills, purchases of goods and services or topping up the Vodafone prepay cards.
The M-Pesa payment and money transfer service from Vodafone Romania can be accessed on any phones and does not require an Internet connection, prepaid credit or a bank account or bank card. Receiving money from abroad by means of international transfer service has recently become available for M-Pesa users.
The M-Pesa payment and money transfer service adds to the existing package of facilities available in the Rompetrol network – the Efix fuels, the Fill&Go pay-at-the-pump service and the Hei restaurants. Initiated in 2013, the program for the upgrading of the entire distribution network consists in replacing the visual identification elements with the new Rompetrol logo, and in reshuffling the interiors with a new architecture and quality finishing and materials. The new concept is addressed to Rompetrol customers by bringing a new premium design meeting their needs and expectations with state of the art technical solutions. Being a result of an intense research activity, this station defines the new quality standard of the Rompetrol network and provides a modern setting for the products of the largest and the most modern refinery of Romania and South-Eastern Europe – the Petromidia refinery. Moreover, the stations are provided with cutting-edge pumps fitted with multimedia systems, and with low energy consumption due to a new LED lighting system.
KMG International, owner of the Rompetrol brand, is one of the most powerful Romanian companies and a major market player in the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions, with operations in 12 countries on 3 continents. By its involvement in all oil and gas sectors, KMG International owns and caries out major refining, petrochemistry, retail, trading and industrial operations. In Romania, through Rompetrol Downstream, a KMG International member company, it operates more than 750 fuel distribution points (own stations, Partner stations, Rompetrol Express, 9 and 20 cubic meters internal stations), 230 LPG filling stations, 9000 gas canister distribution points and 3 LPG cylinder filling stations in Constanţa, Arad and Bacău. The retail sales of the company are carried out in more than 1000 fuel distribution points owned and operated in Europe.
Vodafone Romania is a branch of Vodafone Group Plc., one of the largest telecommunication providers in the world, which offers a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed line communications. Vodafone has branches in 26 countries, 57 partner networks all around the world and fixed broadband operations in 17 countries. On 31 December 2015, Vodafone had 461 million mobile telephony users and 13 million fixed broadband users. For more information, visit www.vodafone.com.
M-Pesa in România: Romania was the first European country where M-Pesa became available in March 2014 for all Vodafone subscribers or prepaid customers and all phones. M-Pesa is based on an innovating platform with a high level of security. The service can be activated free of charge by all Vodafone customers aged more than 14 years old, at any M-Pesa affiliated store. At this time, M-Pesa is available in a wide chain of locations, which includes Vodafone stores, partner stores and Rompetrol locations. The full list of M-Pesa locations is available at www.m-pesa.ro, by dialling *789 or in the mobile app of Android and iOS phones. More information on how to activate an M-Pesa account is available at www.m-pesa.ro.