Viva is a proudly South African fuel retail brand who is 100% owned by Royale Energy (Pty) Ltd, the largest privately owned oil company in South Africa boasting a BBBEE Level 3 status.
The Viva brand has been purpose-designed to release the essence of the true meaning of the word “Viva” which is perpetuity, success and elation. The Viva brand has been carefully crafted to ensure an attractive eye-catching design with mass appeal that is easy yet cost effective to implement.
The ever expanding Viva network currently comprises 53 operational filling stations.
The vision of Viva is to proudly change the nature of the South African fuel industry, one service station at a time and the mission is to be driven by excellence.
Viva is committed to deliver a service station concept that is based on true partnership principles that revolutionizes the industry in a personal, yet meaningful way and ultimately adds real business value to its customer and stakeholders.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Royale Energy Group, Viva embodies the same core values of the group which are integrity, innovation, agility, diversity and embracing the spirit of ubuntu.
Equipped with the latest technology for optimum service delivery, resource manageability and profitability, the fleet allows Royale to purchase fuel products direct from the supplier and distribute to the commercial as well as retail sectors at competitive prices and as demand requires.
Already well-established in the commercial arena, distributing to all end-user markets, from storekeepers, farming communities, transporters and the mining industry, Royale Energy’s resourceful management also has its sights set on making an impact in the retail market. Royale’s fleet of trucks currently uplifts about 32 million litres of fuel from Natref, Secunda, Alrode and Watloo and distributes it through well-planned routes and has Terminal storage facilities with a capacity of 27 million litres situated on the pipeline.
In accordance with the company’s managed growth policy, arrangements are being finalised to uplift petroleum product nationally with further storage depots in the pipeline, to ensure constant supply and to further streamline operations.
Royale currently operates a depot infrastructure strategically located and supplies the bulk of Viva’s fuel requirement.
• 93 ULP
• 95 ULP
• 500 ppm diesel
• 50 ppm diesel
• 10 ppm diesel
Viva supplies product from Sasol, BP and Chevron (Caltex)
Service Station Model
New Site Developments
Suitable sites that have been earmarked for flagship filling stations are carefully selected following an extensive feasibility study and market research process.
New site developments that are compliant with the necessary criteria will be built according to Viva’s flagship blueprint. The development costs associated with a Viva flagship filling station is approximately 30% less than that of any major brand development.
The owner operates with the autonomy of a “white site” while enjoying the benefits of being a part of a national brand. The Viva model encourages full owner control and favours equipment and asset ownership, with the exception of all Viva signage.
Rebranding Existing Sites
Viva has had great success with re-branding existing filling stations to Viva. This process is applicable to branded sites that are no longer contractually bound by major oil companies as well as to non-branded or “white” sites in urban and rural areas.
The minimum requirement for re-branding a filling station is an average pump volume in excess of 150 000 litres per month.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are thinking of joining the Viva network, here are some of the more pertinent questions and answers that get asked by interest parties. Should you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact the Viva team.
Does Viva have any Franchise filling stations available?
What is the average volume pumped through Viva sites?
Did rebranding to Viva affect volume throughput?
What kind of deals are on offer?
Viva Develops: This is subject to cases where very specific criteria has been met and deals are custom defined per site according to the requirements.
Property Owner Develops: This is the ideal deal structure as it places the landlord/owner in the best possible financial position and ensures complete control of the asset. Viva partners with the owner and deals are structured based on a supply and rebate basis.
Who pays for branding?
What is the Viva contract duration?