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.

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.