BP SA focuses on the refining and marketing of fuels and lubricants. We process crude oil at the SAPREF refinery and manufacture lubricants at an oil blending plant located in the city of Durban. In addition to a national network of BP-branded service stations, we operate nine depots and three coastal installations, as well as the largest rail gantry in Africa located in Pretoria with planned upgrades to key depots.
The upgrades will help ensure security of supply in the areas BP operate in, as well as safer and more efficient distribution through shorter road deliveries to customers, and optimised operations and improved road safety associated with shorter delivery routes. BP’s cutting-edge Fuels Technology Centre in Johannesburg further boosts the company’s ability to provide differentiated fuels to the South African market.
BP’s innovative convenience outlets provide a unique offering through BP Express, Wild Bean Café and Pick ‘n Pay Express. Wild Bean Café is so successful that it sells two million cups of coffee a year (the WBC global average is 100 cups per store per day). The BP South Africa Wild Bean Café brand is among the top three in terms of profitability for the international Wild Bean Café market.
BP SA and Pick ‘n Pay (one of Africa’s largest and most consistently successful retailers of food, general merchandise and clothing) signed a formal agreement in April 2012 for 120 BP Express stores to be converted to Pick ‘n Pay Express stores over the next five years. The roll-out will concentrate on BP SA service stations that are most suitably located for Pick ‘n Pay’s customers and is aligned with BP SA’s growth and investment plans over the next few years.