As the largest Polish state-owned company boasts, “After the successful co-branding process of foreign stations, PKN ORLEN has entered the rebranding phase.” Orlen has several stations in Germany, but only 6 of them operate under the company’s brand. Other points operate under a different banner.
In total, there are 586 stations in all federal states. As the company knows, over the past 10 years, Concern has invested more than 300 million euros (about 1.4 billion PLN) in Germany.
Stations exclusively under the ORLEN brand are already operating in Seeberg Ost near Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Dortmund, Neuss and Flensburg. It will open by the end of 2021 Only under the brand ORLEN in Celt, a In the first half of 2022, in Solingen, Hollenstedt, Zhela Mehlis and Cuxhaven Altenwalde. In early 2023 There will also be a station operating under the ORLEN brand Th terrier.
Refueling at the Orlen station in Germany may also be an opportunity to purchase Polish products. The offer includes, among other things, juices, energy drinks, sweets, sausages and heat-resistant dishes produced in Poland.
Profits at Orlen stations in Germany are much higher than at Polish stations
As for the amount of earnings, this is rather German. This means much higher than Orlen stations in Poland. How much does he earn at PKN Orlen stations in Germany? Much depends on the region, because generally in the poorer eastern federal states, people earn much less than they earn in western Germany. In a statement from Orlen’s press office, which was given to us after we asked about earnings, we read that there are no uniform rates everywhere. The example shown here is Star Network Points that belong to Orlen but are managed by franchisees. – (…) They, as entrepreneurs who run a business on their behalf and for their own account, are responsible for the appointment of employees, the form of their employment and the remuneration awarded – we read in the statement.
According to the announcements made in July 2020, the cashier at the Star Gas Station in Hamburg can count on 1,800 euros (about 9,000 PLN) per month for “good morning”. The employer requires knowledge of German at B2 level. How much does he earn at Orlen station in Poland? Here, too, everything depends on the franchisors, but the analysis of available sources on the Web allows to assume that the cashier will receive about three times less, that is, 2500-3000 PLN.
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Orlen focuses on development in Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Work is also underway to standardize the image of the station network in the Czech Republic, where there are 421 stations, and in Slovakia, where there are 15 of them, all these facilities have already been merged and today they operate under the name Benzina – Orlin. In Slovakia, the rebranding process will start in October and will cover 10 stations, while in the Czech Republic it will start in December at 8 selected stations.
According to the ORLEN2030 strategy, the number of Orlen stations outside Poland will increase by 2030 and make up 45 percent. All stations (from 37% today). Until then, at least 3,500 gas stations are set to operate under the Orlen brand.
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