Total Oil and Neo Petcon join hands for a unique initiative for truck drivers
11/23/2010

Ludhiana: Neo Petcon together with the French oil major TOTAL Oil have taken a unique initiative of setting up a Rural Facilitation Centre at Ghasera village in Haryana.

Online PR News – 23-November-2010 – – Total Oil and Neo Petcon join hands for a unique initiative for truck drivers

Ludhiana: Neo Petcon together with the French oil major TOTAL Oil have taken a unique initiative of setting up a Rural Facilitation Centre at Ghasera village in Haryana. The village has a population of about 25000 people and one unique feature of this village is that 90% of all adult males are truck drivers.

The rural facilitation centre offers several amenities to village residents. These include clean hygienic toilets & bathing facilities, purified cold drinking water and a laundry. The facilities are offered at nominal costs. The facilitation centre also sells seeds and fertilizers to villagers at competitive prices. In addition, the facilitation centre also stocks milk & milk products and lifestyle items like readymade garments, cosmetics. Previously villagers had to travel long distance to procure these items.

TOTAL is one of the world’s major oil and gas groups, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group’s activities range from exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, gas trading and electricity. TOTAL also markets world class transportation fuels (gasoline & diesel) under the Excellium brand. Exhaustive fuel economy fleet tests have proved savings of up to 3.8% fuel on average and Excellium has been marketed in some European countries during promotional campaigns on a money back scheme if the fuel economy benefit was not perceived by the customer.

TOTAL has introduced in India, a similar additive AC2010A with components as used in Excellium, which has been optimized for the Indian market. TOTAL’s AC 2010A has been tested and certified by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Manesar, a top level Government of India institution, to show 6.3% fuel efficiency improvement in trucks. The Rural Facilitation Centre will offer TOTAL AC 2010A to drivers which will help them to create additional income of up to Rs.2500 to 3000 per driver per month from diesel saving.

The facility was recently inaugurated. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Philippe Charleux, Managing Director of TOTAL Additives & Special Fuels, France said that “TOTAL and Neo Petcon are very happy and proud to facilitate the drivers life with this initiative in Ghasera and launch the new additive AC2010A, which is specially designed for the Indian market.”

Mr. Vinay Kumar Chairman of Neo Petcon in his welcome address informed the gathering that Trucks carry 70% of India's freight traffic, about 2400 million tonnes/year. India has a truck population of about 50 lakhs and approximately 80% trucks are operated by owner drivers or small fleet owners and there is an urgent need to recognize their contribution to the India’s economic growth. Mr. Amresh Kapoor, General Manager of IOC was the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony.

Mr. Kapoor in his address indicated that IOC as the largest oil company in India, touches the lives of all sections in the very important truck transport segment. He congratulated TOTAL and Neo Petcon for the unique initiative.

About Neo Petcon

Neo Petcon is a distributor of TOTAL ACS for marketing products in India. These are specialty products used primarily for improving performance of automotive fuels. Neo Petcon will be conducting Driver training programs for safe and fuel efficient driving at this Rural Facilitation Center and they also plan to add facilities to conduct vocational training programs for women folk and cricket coaching for young boys of the village.

About TOTAL

TOTAL Oil India Private Limited is a part of TOTAL SA, France. - A French multinational and 5th largest* internationally traded integrated oil and gas company. TOTAL has presence in over 130 countries with over 96000 employees worldwide. TOTAL has recorded overall sales of 131327 million Euros in 2009.

TOTAL’s integrated business model spans the entire oil and natural gas value chain from exploration and production to refining and marketing to petrochemicals.

The company has a distribution network of 40 depots, over 300 distributors and over 35000 retailers across the country.

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