APIOS officially opened the 18th gas station and made a donation to the Association ‘Sv. Jeronim’

Turning 18 is best to celebrate on the seaside surrounded by friends and a top service. Following this motto, APIOS has anchored its 18th gas station in one of the seven Dalmatian pearls in order to provide drivers with more pleasant and safer journey.

This way, Kaštel Štafilić has entered the APIOS map as the 16th city where it is possible to experience a comprehensive service for drivers and their cars, from the highest quality A-Motion fuel, A-Card benefits, fresh drinks and snacks in A-Caffe to diverse selection at A-Shop.

‘Dear Deputy mayor Benutić, dear friends, thank you all for coming to our long-awaited opening ceremony of the 18th APIOS gas station in Croatia in Kaštel Štafilić. We owe our success to our young team of experts with a broad experience in trade and distribution of gas products on the domestic market and beyond. Along with the wholesale and retail services of the premium quality petroleum products, we own our own fleet which follows modern technological standards, swift deliveries and optimized quantities according to customer requirements,” said Director of Strategy and Development of APIOS Joško Crvelin adding that APIOS, on its 10th anniversary, is ready for new challenges that customers and suppliers face with flexibility, accuracy and expertise.

In line with the tradition of donating local institutions and associations at the launch of the new gas stations, Joško Crvelin donated A-Card to the Association  ‘Sv. Jeronim’ that can use A-Motion fuel in helping elderly within their own  ‘Domestic Help’ project.

Like on other APIOS gas stations, this one in Štafilić is recognizable by its visual identity, the interior and the professional team who cares about everyone feeling relaxed and satisfied.

“In order to be unique by the highest quality product as well, OMV, our brand partner, follows us on this journey to the top. Therefore, at Kaštel Štafilić, you can fill your tanks with the A-Motion Eurosuper 95 BS, A- Motion Eurosuper 100 BS, A-Motion Eurodiesel BS, Eurodiesel BS Blue, Autoplin and Ad Blue. Also, we have developed four additional ways of cards purchases, A-Card credit and debit cards as well as Bonus cards for legal entities and Loyalty cards for individuals which offer a variety of benefits to our regular customers, “concluded Joško Crvelin.

Therefore, on the way to the seaside or to the continent, take a break at APIOS gas station in Kaštel Štafilić. You and your car will be thankful for it!

APIOS officially opened gas station in Čakovec and made a donation to the Association for Autism ‘Pogled’

After opening doors to all visitors and citizens of Čakovec, on Thursday, 17th of January, APIOS organized opening ceremony for partners, associates and other guests. Besides gathering team of people who supported its 17th gas station in Croatia, APIOS continued tradition of socially responsible projects by donating A-Card to the Association for Autism ‘Pogled’.

‘At APIOS in Čakovec, we decided to change the ‘rules of the game’. Firstly, we opened the gas station for our drivers and then for our distinguished guests. We just heard the positive comments ‘from the field’ and that makes us very happy. We owe this success to our clear vision and uncompromising desire to offer the best Croatian products and services on the market. And on this path we can always count on our brand partner OMV that enriches our offer of A-Motion diesel fuels with the latest generation of additives present on all APIOS’ gas stations. Čakovec is no exception and we thank its representatives for the support and cooperation as well as our young team of experts with broad experience in trade and distribution of gas products on the domestic market and beyond. Likewise, we’re continuing tradition of donations to the local community. This time we’re donating our A-Card with A-Motion fuel to the Association for Autism ‘Pogled’ to support their further work with the autistic children,’ said Joško Crvelin, Director of Strategy and Development of APIOS who cut the ribbon and opened the gas station with the business partner Maja Đurkin Međimurec.

On the 17th APIOS in the 15th city in Croatia, residents and visitors of Čakovec have the opportunity to fill their tanks with the highest quality A-Motion fuel designed by the advanced technology of the latest generation of additives selected especially by OMV, distribution and transport of oil derivatives within the retail and wholesale networks fully controlled from the point of loading to fuel stations and customers’ warehouses. With the highest quality fuel, there is also the accompanying service like on other APIOS petrol stations  – fresh drinks and snacks in A-Cafe, diverse selection at A-Shop, A-Wash for cars and A-Card benefits for legal and private entities, smaller companies, family farms and trades.

‘Experience first hand what we’re all about and visit our new APIOS in Čakovec. It will become your new, favourite location of your vehicle – and yours as well. We promise!’ concluded Joško Crvelin.

APIOS celebrates 18th in Kaštel Štafilić

APIOS’ openings are continuing. The new location is situated in Kaštel Štafilić reaching total of 18 APIOS petrol stations in 16 cities in all strategic directions in Croatia.

‘I’m very pleased that we provided drivers with another place where they can fill their tank with the high quality A-Motion fuels and experience  other services and benefits that we are expanding throughout Croatia in a record time. Kaštel Štafilić, as our 18th petrol station, further proves our brand maturity and the hard work of our team who knows exactly where to drive and how to reach the finish line. And that means to get even better and more competitive on the petrol market’, said Director of Strategy and Development at APIOS Joško Crvelin.

Having another location in Dalmatia, APIOS additionally provides complete service for drivers and their vehicles, from the highest quality A-Motion fuel designed by the advanced technology of the latest generation of additives selected especially by OMV, fresh drinks and snacks in A-Caffe, diverse selection at A-Shop to A-Card benefits.

Like other APIOS petrol stations, the newly opened one also stands out with the unique visual identity, interior design and a professional team to make everyone’s journey as pleasant as possible.

‘Make a stop at our new APIOS Kaštel Štafilić and treat your vehicle, travel companions and yourselves with only the best’, concluded Joško Crvelin.

APIOS petrol station network spread on a new location in Čakovec

OMV’s brand partner APIOS continues to justify its potential by spreading the network to another location – on petrol service in Čakovec. With the new opening APIOS petrol station reaches total of 17 APIOS’ in 15 cities across Croatia.

‘From now on, residents and visitors to the central city of Međimurje will have the opportunity to fill their tanks with the A-Motion fuel designed by the advanced technology of the latest generation of additives selected especially by OMV. With the highest quality fuel, there is also the accompanying service like on other APIOS petrol stations  – fresh drinks and snacks in A-Caffé, diverse selection at A-Shop, A-Wash for cars and A-Card benefits. And that’s not the end to our innovations and openings that you’ll about to hear for them very soon’, said Director of Strategy and Development at APIOS Joško Crvelin.

In addition to the new openings in record time, the prospective “player” on the petrol market can also boast with the Certificate of Credit Rating Excellence by leading European business information provider Bisnode listing it at the very top of the domestic economy and alongside companies from the European Union.

‘And we’ve done all this thanks to our team who believes that ‘little’ ones can become ‘big’ and that Croatia deserves another serious competitor on the map of domestic petrol stations. On this occasion, I thank them all as well as the City of Čakovec, which enabled us to continue our drive with full speed’, concluded Joško Crvelin.

In APIOS boot – marine party in Krilo Jesenice

St. Nicholas day comes every year. Excitement is in the air, children are cleaning their boots and waiting by the window for the presents of St. Nicholas. APIOS is equally looking forward to it every year. Firstly, we are always good, and secondly, we attend entertaining traditional marine party in Krilo Jesenice.

That’s exactly how it was last night on the gathering of the Adriatic fleet that prepared a ‘full boot’ of various local specialties, refreshing drinks, good music and fun. And we supported them with our sponsorship and high quality fuel that gives ‘wind to the sales’ of 160 mini cruisers and 70 sailors.

We wish you smooth sailing and even more successful next season.

APIOS in fuel-efficient EcoChallenge 2018

We all know that saving is desirable. However, being aware of it doesn’t make it easier to dismiss the things that make us happy. Desired shoes, electronic device, interior decoration, pet … We believe the list is endless. The road is not exception. Which car to buy? Where to travel? How to save on gas? Answers to these questions have a traditional EcoChallenge driving event organized by Opel in cooperation with the Auto klub magazine, Ekomobilis, and this year’s new member of the crew – APIOS.

“We are aware of the importance of saving in every segment of our lives. And that includes time behind the wheel. EcoChallenge not only provides the participants with a nice memory of driving Opel Astra 1.6 CDTi on picturesque roads of Istria, but also valuable information on reduction of fuel costs and increasing efficiency. We’re on the same road as EcoChallenge team in offering the best service to our customers. That’s why we supported this valuable project with A-Motion fuels enriched with the latest generation of additives, developed by OMV brand partner. The result is eliminated pollution from the power supply system, higher protection against corrosion and reduced foam that enables much faster and efficient refuelling. All with the goal to make EcoChallenge drivers up to the task, “said Joško Crvelin, Director of Strategy and Development at APIOS.

This year, traditional EcoChallenge has presented a new format of two-day driving school that gathered 16 readers of the Auto klub magazine who gave the most interesting answers to the question why they should be chosen for the EcoChallenge 2018.

The caravan of Opel Astra 1.6 CDTi began its journey in Zagreb and continued to Istria where participants had the chance to apply eco-driving tricks previously acquired by Ekomobilis’ instructors.

The two-day adventure ended in a relaxed atmosphere, well known in Istria, in the beautiful ambience of the Franco Cattunar’s winery and the Klaudio Ipša’s oilery where drivers recharged their batteries and became even more motivated to return to the Croatian Tuscany. Of course, in the new Opel Astra and with a full tank of A-Motion fuel.

New fuel labeling at gas stations in Croatia

According to the EU directive, circles, squares, rhombus, letters and numbers markers are compulsory labels on fuel dispensers and fuel nozzles so that consumers have more transparent information about appropriate fuel for their vehicles such as percentage of biocomponents like ethanol.

Since the middle of October, the European Union directive entered into force making fuel dispensers and fuel nozzles as well as new vehicles marked with  harmonised set of fuel labels on the share of biofuels. Clear and simple labels are also compulsory for newly produced vehicles and will be shown on the fuel-filler cap, owner’s manual and vehicle dealerships.

Do you know what these labels actually mean?

Each petrol has its own label such as E5, E10 or E85 placed inside a circle that tell consumers about the maximum percentage of ethanol, biocomponents present in the fuel: E5 to 5 percent, E10 to 10 percent … The same labels will apply to diesel-type fuels as well, marked with certain letters and numbers inside a square.

When it comes to gaseous-type fuels, their specific subtype will be marked with the labels within rhombus / diamond such as H2 for hydrogen, CHG for compressed natural gas, LNG for liquefied natural gas and LPG for liquefied petroleum gas.


Fuel labelling for road vehicles – information for operators

Fuel labelling for road vehicles – information for consumers

Add an extra colour to APIOS

They say the life is like a colouring book. The only question is how to paint it. That’s why APIOS surrounded itself with cheerful colours and colouring books to make everyone’s day and provide quality content to the little ones.

‘A break with a favourite drink and a snack only goes with relaxed and bright atmosphere. That’s why we decided to make a win-win situation for children and the grown ups. Kids can enjoy in the colouring of black and white APIOS illustrations and at the same time develop attention and motor skills while parents can easily charge their batteries for the rest of the trip’ said Director of Strategy and Development of APIOS, Joško Crvelin.

For this reason, put APIOS on your priority list and have a colourful timeout with your family. Everything else are just shades.

APIOS among the best at the Zadar Basketball Tournament

The city of the most beautiful sunset in the world, with the fifth edition of the Zadar Basketball Tournament, justified again his another title – the city of basketball. For many, the strongest prep tournament in Europe brought together crème de la crème of the European basketball teams such as CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Bayern, Olimpia Milano and Chinese Liaoning Flying Leopards. That powerful crowd attracted many to the Zadar Basketball Tournament along with APIOS and many other respectable sponsors and partners.

‘As a sponsor of this significant basketball event, we are proud of being part of the real spectacle in the ‘Krešimir Ćosić’ Hall within ‘Višnjik’ Sports center. APIOS and the Zadar Basketball Tournament have one significant thing in common, a remarkable progress year after year. We have recognized this momentum and decided to distribute a positive message ‘What Moves You’ on the court as well as encourage fans to ‘Jump Out Of The Box’ off the court within the Facebook contest where they expressed their love for sports and basketball in a unique way. And I think that went pretty great’ said Director of Strategy and Development of APIOS, Joško Crvelin.

This year’s Zadar Basketball Tournament was lucky for the Turkish club Fenerbahce who reached its fourth trophy in its fifth finals. The Russian CSKA had to settle again with the second place while the third place took debutants from the Italian Olimpia Milano.

If you were not among the lucky ones next to the court, click on a video clip that will give you the gist of the whole atmosphere and make your countdown much easier until the next year’s tournament whose date is about to be released.

APIOS gave the wind to the project ‘Clean sea – Pure heart’

Over 7 seas and 10,000 nautical miles, Dr. Dražen Grgić, a doctor and a sailor from Šibenik, began his journey from Šibenik to Brazil as part of the project ‘Clean Sea – Pure Heart’ to draw public attention on the burning problem of plastic pollution.

“Precisely because of this noble goal, APIOS wholeheartedly supported Dražen and decided to put extra wind to his sails from Kornati to the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha. May his seas be calm and sails full through the whole 80 days needed for the whole route, said Director of Strategy and Development of APIOS, Joško Crvelin.

Ten-meter sailboat ‘St. Mihovil’, is loaded with 300 litres of water, 100 kilograms of food, fruit and vegetables, which should be sufficient until the end of the year when our sailor’s return is expected.

“I am particularly proud of determination and courage of my fellow citizen who demonstrates how ‘little ones’ can become ‘great’ and how personal passion can grow into a powerful initiative that will certainly encourage many to think about the benefit of their environment.’ Joško Crvelin.

You can track the boat through the following link: tinyurl.com/JedrilicaSvMihovil