First operations of Total in Pakistan
First commercial activities of Total in Pakistan
Total started operations in Pakistan in 1999 with the Lubricants business. In 2001, TOTAL S.A. entered into a joint venture with the most modern refinery in Pakistan with a cross-country pipeline network, Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO) and formed a joint venture company known as TOTAL PARCO PAKISTAN LIMITED (TPPL). TOTAL Group’s esteemed local partner, PARCO, has a capacity of 100,000 BPD, which constitutes 25% of the country`s refining capacity, and a strategic storage of over one million tons. TOTAL PARCO Pakistan, the largest international oil marketing company in Pakistan and the largest affiliate of the Total Group in the Asia-Pacific region, is recognized as the market leader in product quality, customer service, safety and environmental protection, serving local communities in the country since the last two decades.
TOTAL PARCO PAKISTAN LIMITED (TPPL) is a foreign investment Company in Pakistan; a 50:50 joint venture between TOTAL Marketing & Services SA and Pak Arab Refinery Limited (PARCO). It was incorporated in Pakistan under Companies Ordinance, 1984 and started its commercial activities in April 2001.
Our core strength lies in the strategic partnership of TOTAL with PARCO, an exemplary model of public-private partnership, which highlights the TOTAL Group’s commitment to Pakistan.
TOTAL Group’s esteemed local partner, PARCO, is Pakistan’s most modern refinery, with a capacity of 100,000 BPD, which constitutes 25% of the country`s refining capacity, and a strategic storage of over one million tons.
Total Parco Pakistan, the largest international oil marketing company in Pakistan and the largest affiliate of the Total Group in the Asia-Pacific region, is recognized as the market leader in product quality, customer service, safety and environmental protection, serving local communities in the country since the last two decades.
Our world-class petroleum products include the technologically-advanced Total Excellium HOBC, Hi-Super and Diesel, which ensure a smooth drive, reliability and fuel economy, while protecting the engine and the environment.
Total Parco Pakistan’s top-quality lubricants brands include the comprehensive TOTAL QUARTZ range, its passenger car motor oil product line, and the TOTAL Hi-PERF range, its motorcycle oil product line, which each effectively caters to the vehicle-specific needs of the Pakistani motorists and bikers, guaranteeing long-lasting performance and engine protection. Our premium diesel engine oil range, TOTAL RUBIA, has earned the Pakistani customers’ trust and confidence over the years, and is the brand of choice in the market. Our comprehensive range of TOTAL industrial lubricants, greases and specialized products cater to varied industries in Pakistan.
We have an extensive nationwide presence, with our Head Office based in Lahore, and regional offices and other concerns in all major cities, modern storage terminals and a world-class network of 816 service stations spread across the country. TPPL also has a state-of-the-art computerized lubricants blending plant in Port Qasim, Karachi, which adheres to the highest safety and operational excellence standards in the industry.
The presence of Total Parco Pakistan plays a vital role towards Pakistan’s economic and social development, as it has consistently invested locally and has planned for multi-million dollar investments in the near future. TPPL has invested USD 250 Million in the last 5 years, expanding its operations with the acquisition of Chevron’s fuels business in Pakistan. It is currently investing significantly in storage terminals, retail network development and other high-level projects of national interest.
Total Parco Pakistan is also planning to enter the solar energy market in the near future, and provide high quality, cost-effective Total-branded solar energy products to the Pakistani consumers, further expanding its investment in the country.
We envision a bright future in Pakistan, having seen an impressive year to year growth in sales, with our average overall petroleum product volume being 2.2 Million Tonnes per annum.
Supporting the local economy, we have contributed extensively to the national exchequer, with approximately USD 173 Million deposited in taxes and duties in the past three years.
We are an employer of choice, with approximately 800 highly trained Pakistani employees (400 direct and 400 indirect employees), and also provide work opportunities which benefit more than 25,000 Pakistanis as a result of our nationwide business operations and projects.
Total Parco Pakistan is well-known for being a responsible corporate citizen, as it strictly adheres to the local laws and customs, maintains a long-standing emphasis on safety and health for all stakeholders. Highlighting its commitment to safety, Total Parco recently sponsored a HTV (Heavy Transport Vehicle) simulator facility at the Motorway Police Training Center in Sheikhupura. We continue to invest significantly to implement social investment programs in safety and transportation, education, culture & heritage, sports, economic empowerment and environmental development.