Total Sells its Retail Network Assets to Demirören for €325 Million
Total has signed an agreement to sell its service station network and commercial sales, supply and logistics assets located in Turkey to Demirören for €325 million (around $356 million). The transaction is subject to the customary approvals.
‘’We will protect our existing market in industry and expand even further and continue marketing the highest quality oil products and services as it was before’’ stated by Demirören Holding Board of Directors.
Total will, however, maintain a petroleum product marketing presence in Turkey through its lubricant activities, including a blending plant in Menemen and odorless LPG operations. The two businesses will be transferred to a separate company prior to completion of the sale. About Demirören
Demirören is one of Turkey’s largest conglomerates, expanding rapidly over the last 60 years in a variety of fields, from manufacturing and construction to tourism, education and the media. Demirören’s subsidiary Milangaz is the country’s No. 1 LPG supplier. Its customer-focused approach makes it a benchmark in the bottled gas segment. It is also forging a position as a major autogas LPG player, where it is an industry pioneer marketing high-quality LPG in its service stations. It is the top supplier to leaders in the segment. Family-owned Demirören provides high-value-added services to customers across a wide range of activities. Its social responsibility principles and environmental policy meet international standards.
demiroren.com.tr/en About Total Oil Türkiye
Total Oil Türkiye, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total, is the fifth-largest oil distributor in Turkey. With 358 employees, it sells fuel products and LPG through a network of 440 service stations across the country, for a retail market share of 5.5% as at December 31, 2014, and provides fuel to resellers. It also operates in specialty products, mainly lubricants, with a market share of 11.4%, and a specific odorless gas business. These operations will be retained and transferred to a separate company prior to completion of the sale.
Total Oil Türkiye imports products, buys products from local refiner Tüpras, and has logistics operations through well-positioned fuel and LPG depots. It also runs a lubricant blending plant in Menemen. Total Oil Türkiye has three subsidiaries: two 50% interests in joint ventures operating logistics assets and one wholly owned company directly operating several stations in its network.
total.com.tr About Total
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.