Total Ja celebrates a decade of commitment
TOTAL Jamaica's managing director, Dr Michael Faulkner, on Sunday, said his company was committed to providing many more years of dedicated service to the Jamaican public.
Addressing guests at Total's 10th anniversary prayer breakfast at Talk of the Town at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Faulkner said his company has endeavoured to deliver quality products and impeccable service for a decade since setting up business in Jamaica.
"Our success over the years can be attributed to our partners, quality of service, employees and commitment to safety," Faulkner pointed out.
"We are truly grateful for the support, and our commitment and promise has been renewed today for continued delivery of that service," he added.
Total was praised by speakers, junior minister Julian Robinson and Bishop Wellesley Blair, for choosing a prayer breakfast to mark the occasion.
"Many companies would have had a party but Total chose to give thanks and that is significant," said Robinson, minister of state in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining.
Noting Total's contribution to the petroleum sector since the French multinational pumped its first litre of gas on April 1, 2004, Robinson pointed to Total Jamaica's growth trend of starting with 22 stations acquired from National Fuels and Lubricants, followed by the 2008 takeover of Esso Jamaica, which added 37 more outlets.
"I note that there are also plans by Total, going forward, of more job creation, and exporting goods and services as well," he added.
Blair also endorsed Total for choosing thanksgiving to show appreciation of its acceptance in the Jamaican marketplace.
"Very few companies celebrate their milestones this way, and this is a sure sign for success and prosperity to come," said the bishop.
Among the guests were deputy mayor of Kingston and St Andrew, Andrew Swaby, as well as head of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association, Derrick Thompson.
Total Jamaica is the island's second largest petroleum marketing company. It has 52 service stations across the island, plus depots at the Norman Manley and Donald Sangster international airports, in addition to being a partner in Montego Bay's Jamaica Petroleum Terminal.