Topaz start the big changeover at Galway service stations

Even Neil O’Leary, chairman of Topaz and Danny Murray, CEO were out doing their bit, manning the pumps.

Even Neil O’Leary, chairman of Topaz and Danny Murray, CEO were out doing their bit, manning the pumps.

Galway motorists will soon notice a big change when they go to fill up their cars at their local service station becauseTopaz, Ireland’s largest fuels and retail convenience business has been busy transforming every Shell and Statoil service station in Galway as part of its ambitious national rebranding programme.

The refitting and rebranding of the Galway network is part of a €50million national investment programme and will see sixteen Galway service stations, move from Statoil and Shell to the new Topaz brand.

Topaz is an Irish owned company. Between its company owned network and the retail dealer network, over 200 people are employed in Galway.

In total, the re-branding programme will transform 350 service stations, over 40 home heating oil depots and a logistics fleet of almost 300 vehicles.

Set up just three years ago, the company bought the Irish retail and commercial fuels businesses of Shell and Statoil in 2005 and 2006 respectively. It is the largest fuels business in the country.

The rebranding of the Galway network is the latest step for one of Ireland’s largest privately owned companies. Every year Topaz owned stations in Galway sell over:

• 319,600 newspapers

• 124,000 sandwiches

• 387,500 cups of coffee

• 1,408,000 confectionary products

Declan Murphy, Retail Dealer Area Manager for Topaz in Galway, said the company is delighted to bring the national rebranding road-show to Galway.

“We have had four crews of 20 men working on transforming every site in the county. We aim to be much more than just a fuel retailer and hope to increase our service to customers by offering more choice and a variety of hot and cold foods so that we can help them to refuel when they pop in to fill up their cars.

“All Topaz and Statoil Fuel Cards will continue to be accepted at all of our sites during the changeover.”

The Galway stations included in the rebranding programme are: Siopa an Phobail, Indreabhan; Corrib Oil, Galway Road, Tuam; Corrib Oil, Gort, Co Galway; Gerard Monaghan, Headford; Glynn’s Service Station, Carnmore Co. Galway; McCormack’s Service Station, Gort Road, Loughrea; O’Loughlin’s Service Station, Kinvara; Oyster Motors, Galway Road, Craughwell; Corrib Oil, Loughrea;Thomas Gannon, Knocknacarra, Salthill;Topaz Brackernagh, Ballinasloe; Topaz Bohermore, Galway; Topaz College Road, Galway;Topaz Kilcolgan, Co. Galway; Topaz Newcastle Road, Galway; Topaz Tuam, Galway Road, Tuam

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