ENERGY COMPANY CELEBRATES HALF A DECADE ANNIVERSARY
Rubis Caribbean investing millions with Barbados as it creates property and jobs as sustainable development.
Mr Nicholls, originates from Colombia yet shares a popular Barbadian surname, in observing Rubis’ most recent milestones in St Vincent and Bermuda also revealed how his organisation has shown its confidence here by looking to move from their current locale and form their own nest to spread their wings further, he was pleased to let Patrons know Town & Country approved Rubis plans to build a state-of-the-art headquarters for the Caribbean in Welches, St Thomas, ending years of leasing at the Spring Garden location.
Since it began operations in 1990, the French company has opened over 230 service stations across 16 territories in the region; operates at 17 airports, and has hundreds of commercial customers. The company currently has over a dozen service stations in Barbados.
Rubis is also carrying out an approximately $3 million upgrade at its Map Hill location, which is expected to open next month.
Pointing out that the Caribbean represents about 60 per cent of its global volumes in sale and 50 per cent of its global earnings, Nicholls said the region was a very important market for Rubis.
He said he anticipated that the company would continue to add jobs as it continues to grow its operations here.
Finance Minister Chris Sinckler appeared on behalf of both Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Energy Minister Senator D’Arcy Boyce who were overseas on prior engagements. Rubis Caribbean is a private French based company who acquired Texaco’s Chevron assets in 2011. It operates in 16 territories throughout the region with 230 stations.