A SOUTH ISLAND, family-owned, fuel retailer is hoping its opening of a second station in Invercargill will benefit all motorists.
NPD recently opened a second site in Invercargill and its first in Winton.
Chief executive Barry Sheridan said NPD was overwhelmed by the welcome the company had received in both centres, highlighting the importance of their southern expansion.
“NPD’s aim is simply to give Kiwi motorists a better deal on their fuel. Our experience is that when we open a new site with our discounted pump prices, it increases competition and brings a real benefit to motorists. Invercargill and Winton are important to our network.
“We believe that by offering lower prices we’re ultimately benefitting the wider community, making a difference in the weekly budget for families.
“We also support the New Zealand economy by using local contractors for various site support activities including regular pumpchecks, maintenance and cleaning.”
The new 2000sqm site on North Rd in Invercargill had filling positions for up to 12 vehicles and the self-service pumps were open 24/7.
It also had a caravan dump station.
In Winton, there were eight filling stations for cars and eight for trucks.
All NPD premium self-serve sites were designed with CCTV cameras and good lighting for security.
By the end of this year, NPD would have 80 sites in the South Island and had announced its expansion into the North Island.
Mr Sheridan said while rapidly expanding, NPD strived to maintain its culture and family values.
“Our profits stay in New Zealand and are reinvested into development and local jobs.”
Previously known as Nelson Petroleum Distributors, NPD’s origins dated back to the 1960s when the fledgling business was a contractor carrier for Mobil fuels and Castrol lubricants.
In 1996, NPD became a wholesale distributor for Mobil at that stage it had 11 retail sites and two trucks.