MOL Group currently owns a network of nearly 2,000 service stations under six well-established brands across nine countries in Central Eastern Europe. MOL, Slovnaft, INA, Tifon, Energopetrol and PapOil are all brands within MOL Group. Our networks play a leading role on the Croatian, Hungarian, Slovakian and Bosnian retail markets and represent the premium segment in Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia. Additionally, we also have a retail presence in Serbia and Montenegro.
DRIVE WITH US! - 100% CARE WITH OUR FUEL RANGE FOR THE CLEANER ENGINE
MOL has always been striving to offer fuels of outstanding quality. From June 2017, we upgraded the fuel offering at our service stations with the launch of MOL EVO and INA Class main grade and premium fuels. Our fuel range is proved to clean the engine and thanks to special additives, the fuels remove existing deposits, prevent deposit formation and provide protection against corrosion.
We are constantly developing our fuel portfolio in order to provide outstanding quality to our costumers. As part of this mission, we renewed our EVOTECH formula (the special performance package/additive in fuels) in the summer of 2022, which provides an even more effective cleaning effect, especially in the case of newly developed direct injection engines. In addition, in the case of premium diesel (EVO Plus Diesel), we further increase the cetane number, while we use an even more effective friction modifier for the premium gasoline (EVO Plus 100) in order to achieve even greater performance, longer engine life and lower emissions - this is the EVO Plus Triple effect.
One of our strategic directions besides maintaining our strong position in fuel retailing, is to transform our retail network into multi-purpose service stations and to shift from product-driven to costumer-driven operation by building on our market expertise, size and knowledge of our customers. As our vision is to make people smile on the move, a few years ago we introduced a new retail concept, Fresh Corner, our own convenience brand encompassing top quality coffee, fresh food and everyday groceries.
MOL Group was a pioneer on many regional markets where the Fresh Corner brand was introduced, bringing dairy, pastries and freshly baked bread into the shops, along with a broad gastronomic offer. Top quality coffee was central to the new retail concept at its launch. Today, we sell 1.6 cups of freshly brewed coffee every second!
Currently, we have about 1,070 Fresh Corner outlets across the region and the concept is being continuously rolled out. We also do our best to meet the expectations of our costumers, therefore we continuously expand the range of products and services at our service stations, like developing our gastro offer and introducing own branded products. To achieve the best costumer experience, we adapt the store formats to specific locations and micro markets.
MAKING REFUELLING EASIER WITH OUR FUEL CARDS
MOL Group Cards offer tailor-made solutions for unique needs of our costumers. Our fuel cards enable cashless purchase of fuel and related products and services. In our constantly expanding network our international MOL Group GOLD EUROPE card is accepted at nearly 6,000 service stations in 15 countries (currently in 8 countries in MOL Group's own network, and in another 7 countries through partner networks). This convenient solution for the B2B segment simplifies fleet management and helps reduce its operating costs, while ensuring full control of expenses. Besides refuelling, MOL Group Cards offer a possibility of toll payment in most European countries, as well as VAT and excise duty refund for purchases abroad.