Providing its customers with qualities of excellence in both service and product for more than three decades, The United Petroleum Co.Ltd is today a prominent player in Lebanon’s petroleum industry. Constantly striving for higher standards have served to reaffirm United’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of its industry, which its loyal customers have come to expect generation after generation.
The lifetime ambition of Consul Joseph B. Tayeh, the founder of United Petroleum Co. & Universal Gas, was to establish a company that would function as a complete entity, based on the underlying principles of solidarity and team effort with an unwavering dedication to the customer.
This corporate vision has continued to echo through time and remained at the very core of United’s mission in honor of Joseph Tayeh’s overarching principle. As he said so eloquently:
“The Integrity and the commitment of the team defines who we are today”
Today, United, a member of J.T. Holding & Association of Petroleum Importing Companies (A.P.I.C.), is considered a domestic brand leader. It is credited with exceptional growth and investment in the development of logistical fuel distribution networks, petroleum based sub-products, and service stations with a network of 180 national retail stations, as well as multiple branches that serve the specific needs of its customers.
All United service stations are service-focused and customer-centric, offering premium services and recognized products (fuels, lubricants, car wash and additives). Other practical, and oftentimes much needed, services include money transfers (Western Union), convenience stores (U-Shop), mechanical repairs, as well as tire services.
In addition to its residential fuel delivery services, United’s leading market share is also boosted by corporate customers such as hospitals, malls, hypermarkets, hotels touristic resorts, schools, universities, and independent service stations among others.
In 2013, United signed a cooperate agreement with T.Gargour & Fils s.a.l. (TGF) Fuchs-Titan for exclusivity of oil-change services. Titan Lubricants, the largest independent manufacturer of specialty lubricants in the world, is recognized internationally for its innovate lubricants and industry-related specialty products. Fuchs has a global reach with manufacturing facilities in over 40 countries, and now Fuchs Lubricants are available at all 180 United network retail service stations across the Lebanese market.
United has operated Joe 1 and Venetia, two coastal tankers, at Beirut Port since 1984, with the supply of high quality fuel, as well as marine lubes to the vessels. United owns and operates 40 trucks for distribution purposes. All United trucks are equipped with the latest-generation GPS systems and with digital counters. United regularly maintains its vehicles and acquires new ones to ensure that both the quantity and quality of its fuels is in no way compromised.