APIOS on ‘Big Plans Day 2020.’

One of the most important business gatherings in the region, ‘Big Plans Say 2020’, organized by the business weekly Lider, this year also premieres APIOS. In the company of leaders from the public and private sector, APIOS as one of the leading sponsors of the event will attend presentations and round tables on global and regional trends in the business community on Wednesday, 23rd of September at the Zagreb Fair.

We believe this year is an opportunity to strengthen business processes in order to be ready to respond to new market trends. There is no place for solo players in this period, so we support the ‘Big Plans Day’ conference in order to gather optimal projections, exchange ideas and continue successful business.

The ‘Big Plans Day 2020’ conference is being held for the 12th year in a row and brings together around 450 participants from the public and private sector. This year’s speakers are the President of Croatia Zoran Milanović, the Governor of the Croatian National Bank Boris Vujčić, the founder and President of the Management Board of GENOS Prof. Gordan Lauc, the President of the Management Board of Zagrebačka banka Romeo Collina, the Chief Economist of the European Investment Bank Debora Revoltella and other national and global leaders.




Tihomir Kotarski celebrated on Alpe Adria jet ski tour

After last year’s excellent performance at the European Championships at the RSC Jarun, APIOS Racing Team member Tihomir Kotarski prepared another adrenaline spectacle. This time it’s about Alpe Adria jet ski tour that took place from 26 to 28 June at the attractive Jarun lake in Zagreb, where our jet ski ace reached two overall second places in GP3 and GP4 class.

Tight competition of ‘motorcycles on water’ gathered 140 competitors from 25 European countries, including neighboring countries and a large number of participants from Scandinavia. The main race was followed by a freestyle show providing spectators water stunts by the best European jet ski riders.

For good energy at home

In times of great challenges, it is important to be surrounded by good energy. The smell of fine coffee, the taste of a favorite beverage or meal, the touch of a freshly ironed shirt … You can achieve all this in one place, at APIOS service stations that provide high quality Black + Decker household appliances.

All you have to do is stop at one of our petrol stations and refuel your car with quality A-Motion fuels in the amount of over 250 kunas and – the desired device is yours, with a 35% discount. The selection is diverse and covers all your daily needs, from a coffee maker, stick mixer, citrus squeezer, food processor, contact grill to steam iron. You choose, we make it happen!

That is why you should stop by APIOS for good energy. And hurry up because the special offer is valid until 30th of June or until stocks run out.

APIOS awarded with the international certificate and the medal ‘Customers’ Friend – Top Excellence ’

APIOS d.o.o. is richer for the prestigious certificate and medal  ‘Customers’ Friend’ by the international organization ICERTIAS – International Certification Association based in Zurich, Switzerland.

‘When we recall our journey from the garage to the 22 gas stations, it was a dynamic but safe route that confirms how we have the right team behind the wheel and how we aim for the long run. That is why we are extremely pleased to be awarded with the ‘Customers’ Friend’, which will further motivate us and encourage us to continue driving towards an increasing number of satisfied visitors, ‘said the Director of Strategy and Development of APIOS, Joško Crvelin.

The Customers’ Friend certificate is a prestigious international recognition awarded exclusively to companies and organizations willing to commit to an exemplary relationship with their customers. In order to qualify for the ‘Customers’ Friend Gold Medal ’, organizations nominated under this program undergo a rigorous analysis process that includes a series of checks conducted by ICERTIAS.

As part of the analysis for Customers’ Friend certification, APIOS went through a detailed research and verification process by the international organization ICERTIAS, which is based on four main analytical ‘pillars’: 1. Reputation, 2. Communication and social networks 3. User experience and 4. Trust.

Each of these analyzed ‘pillars’ is divided into additional subgroups that are evaluated individually.

In order to be awarded the ‘Customers’ Friend’ certificate and a gold medal, APIOS was rated in a total of 21 categories during the analysis process, and each category was ranked from 1 to 5. Thanks to high marks, APIOS gained the right to ‘Customers’ status. ‘Friend -‘ Excellence ‘.

By signing the official Customers’ Friend Declaration, which obliges companies to maintain excellent relationships with their customers, partners and employees – APIOS has fulfilled all the conditions as the holder of the prestigious international status and recognition‘ Customers’ Friend – Top Excellence’.

APIOS and RK Arena Pula won the game against the team from the Premier League RK Zamet

In an uncertain duel, our RK Arena Pula showed what the real energy means. They celebrated against the team from the Premier League RK Zamet, showing solid defense and great skills of the players.

‘The match started with the lead of the experienced RK Zamet, but driven by the cheering of the audience, we took the lead and did not give Zamet a chance to recover and to take away the sweetness of victory. Well deserved pass in the Cup thanks to surprise victory over the team from the Premier League with the final result 23:21′ said from the RK Arena Pula.

APIOS and SpiderMartin co-drivers on the road to success

The best Croatian motorcyclist, the one and only Croatian at the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the Eastern European champion in class 125, the two-time Croatian champion in class 600, the two-time Alpe Adria champion in class 125… These are just some of the titles of the motorcyclist Martin Vugrinac, who reached the throne in just 20 years. On its swift path to success, APIOS has joined in, supporting it with A-Motion fuels enriched with the latest generation of additives from our OMV brand partner.

‘We are extremely pleased to have established a sponsored collaboration with our SpiderMartin from Novi Marof. In addition to the noisy cheering, Martin will now be able to count on even louder competition on the track with the great A-Motion fuel. We believe that this is just the beginning of our motorcycle adventure that will raise a lot of dust, said the Director of Strategy and Development, Joško Crvelin.

Confident in himself and his desires, Vugrinec decisively pointed out:

‘After great preparations in Spain and a good start of the season at the German International Championship, I am happy to continue a successful series with APIOS. As it is not easy to reach a sponsor and the sport itself requires a lot of resources, the support of the APIOS team means a lot to me. I look forward to our joint ‘rides’ which I am confident I will be winning.’

Catch a dragon and friends on APIOS

Did you parents hear? Believe me, it’s not a lie. Dragon and friends are waiting for you to stop by. Until December 31st each APIOS is paradise, as Leo Alex, Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and Dragon are preparing you something nice. Gifts of animated heroes are constantly arriving, and the promotions on every APIOS are striving. With discounts, our story is flawless indeed, and all children’s wishes are guaranteed.

So take a break at APIOS, pour over 250 kunas and get a 50% discount on products from popular animated films such as plush toys, mugs and 100% cotton bedding.

‘As APIOS gas stations mark 10 years of business, we have decided to celebrate them with special projects to reward our customers. One of them is ‘Catch a Dragon and Friends at APIOS’ aimed at our little visitors and parents who can take a nice memory at half price and continue their trip in a cheerful atmosphere’, said APIOS Director of Strategy and Development Joško Crvelin.

APIOS supported the club ‘Moto sport Grip’ at the Croatian Motorcycle Acceleration Championship

Where there are promising athletes, there are A-Motion fuels that were a great ally to motorcyclist Antun Mikić, a member of the ‘Moto sport Grip’ club at the Croatian 402-meter motorcycle acceleration championship. He competed in the ‘600 series’ class and won the first place in the overall standings of the Croatian Championship, thus becoming the national champion in that class.

The championship was ridden in four disciplines or classes: 600 and pro 600 series (motorcycles up to 650ccm3) and open and pro open series (engines of 1000 and more cubic meters).

As he says, the championship is quite demanding because it consists of 8 races: the first in Brod, then one in Osijek, two in Grobnik, two in Goričan and, for the end of the season, two races in Osijek:

‘This year I competed on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R 636 motorcycle in the‘ 600 series ’class and I achieved a total of 6 placements in the top 3, i.e. two first places and four second places. In the other two races, where I finished fourth and seventh, the technical problem of the motorcycle prevented me from getting a better result’ said Antun Mikić.

The club ‘Moto sport Grip’ thus finished in third place in the overall standings for the Croatian championship.

“Nevertheless, I am very satisfied with what has been achieved and I would like to thank my club‘ Moto sport Grip ’and president Danijel Kljajić for the support, because without them nothing would be possible,’ concluded Mikić.

For the next year, the second motorcycle is planned, as well as the transition to the ‘open series’ class and re-winning the title of Croatian champion in the second class. Given that the club has only existed for a year and a half, this is a great result and just a confirmation that Slavonski Brod is a city of motorcycles and bikers who live and breathe every day for what they love.

APIOS at the European Junior Triathlon Cup

For the fifth time, Zagreb organized Europe’s largest gathering of young athletes in triathlon, the European Junior Triathlon Cup. As this is a top-level event that brings together more than 300 competitors, APIOS turned into a 6th gear as a proud sponsor of this event.

The European Cup on Zagreb lake is the result of exceptional cooperation of the Zagreb Triathlon Federation with the City of Zagreb, the City Office for Sports and Youth and the Sports and Recreation Center Jarun / Sports Facilities, which provided the necessary triathlon infrastructure on the lake to make this address suitable for national and international competitions. The competition was held under the patronage of the Mayor of the City of Zagreb Milan Bandić and the Central State Office for Sports.

APIOS celebrated its 10th birthday 

The 10th anniversary of the business underlines APIOS strategy in the long run. And the road was more than dynamic, from a garage to 22 gas stations, over 900 million kunas in annual revenue, 45 employees in the management of APIOS, about 250 people along with order recipients and employees.

‘Looking back, the most significant were the positive twists in APIOS development generated by new teams and hiring new colleagues to make up our APIOS team, the team that brought APIOS to where it is today. That is why I would like to express my great, personal gratitude to all my colleagues who made it possible for us today to be proud of everything we have achieved, ‘said Vedran Jakšić, CEO of APIOS.

‘I have an anecdote about my start in APIOS. Vedran had the idea to ask OMV for a co-branding of the gas station. As I had previously led the Brand partners project at OMV. I was sure this was not possible, we even had a bet. Fortunately, I lost it because OMV recognized us as a reliable partner with great growth potential’, recalled the director of strategy and development of APIOS, Joško Crvelin.

APIOS started its run in 2009 and records the continuous growth of gas stations as well as the development of top services and products in the gas market. Thus, at APIOS, visitors can refuel premium A-motion fuels that are enriched with the latest generation of additives from OMV brand partners such as A-MOTION EUROSUPER 95 BS, A-MOTION EUROSUPER 100 BS, A-MOTION EURODIESEL BS, AUTOPLIN and AD BLUE and enjoy the excellent offer of A-CAFFE, A-SHOP and A-WASH.

APIOS has so far developed 5 additional ways to purchase products with cards: A-CARD credit and debit cards and BONUS cards for legal entities, and LOYALTY and GIFT cards for individuals that offer various benefits to regular customers.

In addition to a comprehensive offer, APIOS is also recognizable by its visual identity, i.e. the logo of the triangle, which symbolizes its personality through colors that suggest purity, dynamics and energy. It also systematically conducts socially responsible business by donating to various associations and organizations and supporting promising athletes such as the APIOS Racing Team.