Orpak India Announces a Follow-on Contract from BPCL for the Automation of an additional 5,000 Gas Stations

June 1, 2015, Tel Aviv Israel and Pune, India – Orpak announced today that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a Fortune 500 company and India’s second largest oil retailing company with a network of over 12,000 Retail Gas Stations, issued Orpak India a follow on contract for the automation of an additional 5,000 BPCL gas stations.

news india 300x225 - Orpak India Announces a Follow-on Contract from BPCL for the Automation of an additional 5,000 Gas StationsMr. P. Sudhahar, Chief Manager Retail Eng. HQ, BPCL and Mr. Vivek Mishra, Business Head Automation Solutions, Orpak India exchanging Kick-Off Meeting documents for the 5,000 Station Automation Project.

Following a successful proof of concept, Orpak India was chosen, in mid-2014 to implement Automation Systems in 1,500 BPCL stations. After customizing the solution to fit BPCL’s business requirements, Orpak has already accomplished to roll out in more than 1,100 stations in the past few months.

Orpak’s solution for BPCL is based on SiteOmat™ (Orpak’s embedded forecourt control and back office) and Head Office. The SiteOmat interfaces Multiple Product Dispensers, tank gauging systems and price poles of various manufacturers and includes an integrated back office system for petroleum & dry stock product management. Orpak’s solution also includes payment applications for bank & loyalty card acceptance in the forecourt. The Head Office is a web server application for fuel retail network management with instant SMS and email alerts for reports, critical alarms and events.

Following the rapid and successful implementation of the earlier project, Orpak India was chosen to provide a follow-on project for BPCL for another 5,000 stations. Implementation at these 5,000 stations is expected to begin immediately with a target completion within next 12 months. Orpak India will deploy the solution at an outstanding rate of 500 stations per month.

Commenting on this, Mr. Shay Bakfan, President, Orpak, said, "We are very proud of our continued success in the fastest growing and very competitive Indian market. BPCL is a very special customer and it is a great pleasure working with them again. Rolling-out 5,000 systems in a year’s time is quite a challenge, but after implementing over 1,000 systems in the past quarter, we’re confident of rising to this challenge".

Mr. Dharmesh Joshi, Managing Director of Orpak India said, “As part of “Project Vishwas”, BPCL has embarked on the largest automation roll-out program in the Indian Petroleum Retailing Industry and Orpak will partner with BPCL and will rapidly  implement it’s customized and field proven automation systems.

Since we entered the Indian market in 2011 with a large automation project, we have built our market leadership and customer satisfaction by combining the Orpak technology with a strong operations organization across the Indian sub-continent. Our eagerness to understand the customer business’ needs, ability to customize solutions to meet such needs, make them affordable and implement them with end-to-end responsibility in the shortest time, are the key factors for Orpak’s continued success in India.”

Once this massive project is completed next year, the count of Orpak’s automation systems will reach 12,000 deployed stations in less than 6 years.

Orpak's proven track record spans across all major oil companies in the Indian market, with over 6,100 Orpak automated stations (as of April 2015) and large on-going projects for various oil companies in more than 1,500 stations. In the short span of 5 years, Orpak has established itself as the largest automation provider in the Indian petroleum retailing market. Orpak has consistently demonstrated its ability to manage massive implementation programs in short periods of time whilst customizing its solution to meet the customer’s business needs and fully integrating with diverse forecourt equipment (pumps, ATG systems, price poles, EDCs, etc) and Head Office Systems.

About Orpak

Orpak delivers comprehensive solutions to oil companies and commercial fleets, improving profitability and optimizing performance from the forecourt to the head office. Our hardware, software and services enhance the entire retail fuel network and fleet management value chains, be it the single fuel transaction, retail network optimization or business analytics. Orpak has a 25-year track record of success and innovation. Known for rapid deployment of large end-to-end projects, our field-proven products are installed in more than 30,000 service stations and 5.5 million vehicles across 60 countries. Orpak solutions are distributed via an international network of subsidiaries and value-added partners.