MANILA – Thai oil firm PTT Philippines Corp. (PTTPC) opened four new gasoline stations in the province of Quezon over the weekend.
PTTPC president and chief executive officer Wisarn Chawalitanon led the simultaneous grand openings of the four stations located in Tayabas, Mauban and Lucban.
Chawalitanon said the opening of PTTPC gasoline stations in Quezon is part of the company's aggressive expansion plans in the country.
"Expect that PTT will be more visible in many areas in Luzon starting this year to serve more customers," he said. "This is part of our expansion program that covers Luzon and the Visayas, particularly the province of Cebu."
All four of the newly opened PTT stations in Quezon also include the PTT-branded coffee shop, Café Jungle, whose concept was also patterned after PTT Thailand’s Café Amazon.
“The coffee shop itself offers a different kind of atmosphere. It brings you to a jungle-like environment while enjoying our signature beverages and other coffee-based products,” Chawalitanon said.
Apart from Café Jungle, PTT also opened its first Jumbo Express convenience store in its Lucban station.
"Our Jumbo Express convenience store in Lucban is not only providing food and non-food products for the motorists and, generally, for the public," the PTT executibe added.
Earlier, PTT Philippines announced that it is allocating P2.1 billion for its five-year expansion plan in the Philippines which will begin in 2014.
Apart from regular stations, PTT will be introducing "platinum" and "premier" stations whose design concepts have been patterned after the PTT Thailand.
A platinum station will be bigger in size and offers complete facilities, including a mini-park, for motorists to make it a destination place for its target market.
Meanwhile, a premier station will be smaller in size but will also carry designs that have been patterned after PTT Thailand.
PTT is set to open its first platinum station in Lucena in April.
Construction of PTT premier stations in Taytay, Rizal and Fairview Quezon City are also currently in full swing and are set to open in the second quarter of the year.