Valero – bringing ‘best in class’ standards to Mid-West region

With the opening of its new €3million flagship Parkway Service Station in Limerick City, Valero Energy (Ireland) has put down a marker to which other service station owners’ contemplating a switch to the Texaco brand might be advised to take note.

Texaco in Limerick
Tom Naughton, retail sales manager, Valero (Energy) Ireland and Sean Heaphy, managing director of H2 Group, pictured at the new Texaco Parkway Service Station in Limerick City

Described by James Twohig, Valero’s director of Ireland operations, as a pinnacleof service station development, the new station perfectly reflects Valero’s forward-looking approach to service station development.
“In every aspect of its design and execution, Parkway is a flagship for the Texaco brand; it’s a pointer to the approach other site owners might expect when coming to Valero to explore new opportunities and discuss future expansion plans,” said James Twohig.
A model of 21st century service station design, it’s equipped to service the needs of motorists and residents in Limerick and the Mid-West for generations to come. From the air, its positioning within a suburban setting bordered by two busy roadways illustrates the care and sensitivity that went into its design and orientation.
Equipped with fast-fill pump islands to refuel up to 12 vehicles at any one time, Parkway also welcomes trucks with an off-island pump point and AdBlue facility.  Other features include a latest-generation car wash and an adjacent car vacuum, tyre check and water fill facility. Customers with a disability have dedicated car spaces, audio loop, dedicated toilets, a disability counter and pump assistance on request.
Open 24-hours a day, 364-days a year, the site has parking space for up to 40 cars.
A latest-generation SPAR brand convenience store features a self-contained deli section serving hot and cold items, whilst Peking Asian street food is available to takeaway or eat in the 36-seat dining area, with wi-fi and an Insomnia-brand coffee service.
Parkway Service Station is the latest in a chain of outlets to come under the management of the H2 Group. Co-founder and managing director, Sean Heaphy has overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the group. A qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience in retail, accountancy, IT consultancy, e-procurement and e–solutions, Sean has a proven track record in operating and developing service stations and maximizing sales and profit per site.