PVGas South: A companion of Vietnamese families

11:09 | 25/04/2019 Energy

(VEN) - As one of the key member units of the PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (PV Gas), the PetroVietnam Southern Gas Joint Stock Company (PVGas South) is a major residential LPG cylinder distributor and trader in the southern region. Over the past more than 19 years, the company has built and promoted its image as a reliable supplier of residential LPG cylinders, ensuring safety, quality and efficiency.

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An LPG cylinder filling station

A leading brand

Used to be the Southern Gas Trading Enterprise under the Gas Processing and Trading Company (now PV Gas), PVGas South was established pursuant to Decision 389/QD-HDQT dated March 28, 2000 issued by the Management Board of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Corporation (now Vietnam Oil and Gas Group).

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PVGas South’s diverse products meet the demand of each type of customers

On July 25, 2007, PVGas South began to operate as a joint stock company. On November 15, 2007, its PGS share was officially listed on the Hanoi Stock Exchange.

PVGas South has been a leading brand in the Vietnamese residential LPG market for more than 19 years. The company has won consumer trust for its 6kg, 12kg, 20kg and 45kg LPG cylinders sold under the trademark of PetroVietnam Gas and different brand names, such as Gas Dau Khi, VT-Gas, A Gas, JP Gas, Dak Gas and Dang Phuoc Gas. PVGas South’s diverse products meet the demand of each type of customers.

Along with ceaseless efforts to improve the quality of products, PVGas South has developed its distribution network to facilitate consumer access to its products. Currently, the company’s LPG sales network covers provinces and cities stretching from Quang Binh to Ca Mau, consisting of more than 100 stores, 145 general agents, 1,505 agents, 3,524 general agent branches and four systems of storage facilities with total capacity of 8,100 tonnes. These facilities enable PVGas South to flexibly manage its products and restrict price changes in the LPG market. Apart from storage facilities, the company has invested in 17 LPG cylinder filling stations with total capacity of 15,600 tonnes per month, based in the central, south-central, southeastern, southwestern regions and the Central Highlands.

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Manufacturing gas cylinders

A friendly image

PVGas South’s brand image has become familiar to most Vietnamese families.

The Vietnamese gas market has seen fierce competition between domestic and foreign brands. Illegal and smuggled products have become an obsession to consumers nationwide. Therefore, PVGas South always strives to provide consumers with quality and safe products. The company uses cylinders made of SG255 steel supplied by Nippon (Japan) and meeting the US’ DOT standards. Cylinder valves are also imported. The cylinders are galvanized with the Arc Sense Technology and electrostatic coating to protect the metal layer inside. The longevity of the cylinders is more than 25 years. All cylinders used by PVGas South are manufactured by PV Gas Cylinder, a member unit of the company. In the future, PVGas South will further its research and development efforts to create additional products and services to make customers feel secure and comfortable when using its products.

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The company has various customer care and appreciation programs

Along with investing in improving infrastructure and product quality, as well as in expanding its distribution network and promoting its brands, PVGas South has paid great attention to upgrading its services to meet customer and consumer expectations. So far, fanpage https://www.facebook.com/PVGasSouth/ has attracted more than 73,000 follower visits. Inquiry 1800 6776 is operational all day and night to provide customers with necessary information and answer their questions.

As a companion of Vietnamese families, PVGas South is pursuing the goal of becoming a leading LPG, CNG and LNG business in not only the Vietnamese market but also the entire Indochina region. The company expects that by 2020, its LPG sales will reach 300,000 tonnes per year, accounting for 40 percent of the southern LPG market; and its CNG sales will reach 150 million cu.m per year, accounting for 60 percent of the southern CNG market. The average ratio of aftertax profit to chartered capital is expected to exceed 20 percent annually.

Thanh Ngan