A couple of years ago, New Zealand company Infratil Limited and the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation got together and bought Shell's New Zealand downstream business. Originally we were known as Greenstone Energy.
From one end of New Zealand to the other, we sat people down, and asked them what they wanted out of a New Zealand fuel company. You told us the idea of a New Zealand energy brand, run by Kiwis and with a heavy dose of New Zealand attitude is compelling.
We needed a brand that helps us convey this. So we came up with Z Energy.
Z Energy now owns and manages these businesses, which include:
Z Energy supplies fuel to retail customers and large commercial customers like airlines, trucking companies, mines, shipping companies and vehicle fleet operators. We also provide bitumen to roading contractors and manufacture ingredients used in detergents and other household products.
Z's aim is to build on Shell's 100-year history in New Zealand, adding a little Kiwi attitude and providing a different experience - one that New Zealanders have told us they want.
How do we know what you want? Well, first things first, before we touched anything we shut up and listened.
Across the country we talked to people, we gave them a coffee and a sandwich, spoke to them about our plans and our hopes, and some of our hunches – and then we listened.
With our size and distribution network, and our Kiwi can-do attitude, we reckon we're better placed than any other company to deliver on what you told us you want.
We’re determined to deliver like no one else – with pride and purpose. From helping people get to where they need to go with the fuel we provide, through to the care and passion for what’s happening in all the neighbourhoods we operate in.