RUBIS has revolutionized the energy industry since commencing operations in St Lucia five years ago.
These were the sentiments expressed by featured speaker The Hon. Stephenson King, Minister of Infrastructure, Port, Energy and Labour, as he addressed 200 guests at the lavish RUBIS 5th anniversary cocktail party, hosted at The Landings last month. Minister King also spoke of the confidence RUBIS showed in St Lucia by conducting their extensive rebrand during a period when the world’s markets were in turmoil.
Mauricio Nicholls, CEO, RUBIS Caribbean, explained that over the past five years, the company had made a cumulative investment in St. Lucia and the Eastern Caribbean region in excess of US$50 million. He added that during this time RUBIS had expanded their network portfolio through the addition of the Jn Marie and North South service stations. Employee numbers had increased by 25, three times the amount when they began operation. This staff increase was mainly due to the company’s significant investment in taking over their Rubigas LPG business in 2013. Mr Nicholls shared details of future plans for RUBIS in St Lucia. “We hope to commence soon the construction of our aviation fuel depot at the Hewanorra International Airport, an investment estimated at US$5m and expect to be selling aviation fuels at this location by mid-2017.”
RUBIS continued their birthday celebrations during Customer Appreciation events at various RUBIS Service Stations across the island. Members of staff from the Buckeye Terminal greeted customers, cleaning windshields, fueling vehicles and encouraging them to play the Spin It To Win It game to receive prizes. A great time was had by all!