Customer-centric focus, collaborative culture and a complete software solution make Amphora the right choice
HOUSTON, TX, October 11, 2016 – Amphora, Inc, a leading global provider of commodity trading and risk management software solutions, announces today that Circle K AS has selected Amphora’s Symphony Oil software platform to manage commodity trading and risk for its European operations.
Circle K AS, formerly Statoil Fuel and Retail AS, is part of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc, one of the world’s leading convenience retailers. Circle K AS is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavia and Baltic countries, and in Ireland (under the brand Topaz) and has a presence in Poland and Russia. Amphora’s Symphony will be deployed across Circle K’s European offices in Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland and Poland.
“We chose Amphora and its Symphony Oil because Amphora is a trustworthy partner with a complete software solution that meets our requirements for handling primary logistics and risk exposure. We look forward to work closely with Amphora in the coming years,” says Einar Tronslin, VP Sourcing, Circle K AS.
Amphora’s Symphony provides Circle K with the most advanced and flexible solution to meet the sophisticated forecasting, logistics and storage needs of their operations. “Whether it be helping to manage complex storage and blending operations across multiple locations or artfully executing both land and sea movements, Circle K AS found Symphony to be the best solution”, says Don Levantin, CEO Amphora. “Coupled with Symphony’s functional depth in contract and risk management, Circle K AS understands they have selected a solution and vendor that will support and empower their current and future success”.
About Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Couche-Tard is the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry. In the United States, it is the largest independent convenience store operator in terms of number of company-operated stores. In Europe, Couche-Tard is a leader in convenience store and road transportation fuel retail in the Scandinavian and Baltic countries and in Ireland with a significant presence in Poland.
As of April 24, 2016, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 7,888 convenience stores throughout North America, including 6,490 stores offering road transportation fuel. Its North-American network consists of 15 business units, including 11 in the United States covering 41 states and four in Canada covering all ten provinces. About 80,000 people are employed throughout its network and at its service offices in North America.
In Europe, Couche-Tard operates a broad retail network across Scandinavia, Ireland, Poland, the Baltics and Russia. As of April 24, 2016, it comprised 2,659 stores, the majority of which offer road transportation fuel and convenience products while the others are unmanned automated fuel stations. The Corporation also offers other products, including stationary energy, marine fuel and chemicals. Including employees at franchise stations carrying its brands, about 25,000 people work in its retail network, terminals and service offices across Europe.
In addition, around 1,500 stores are operated by independent operators under the Circle K banner in 13 other countries or regions worldwide (China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam). These bring Couche-Tard’s total network to close to 12,000 sites.
For more information about Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., please visit: http://corpo.couche-tard.com.
Amphora, Inc. is the premier software solution provider for commodity trading, logistics and risk management in the global crude oil, refined products, coal, metals, concentrates, agriculture and freight marketplace. Founded in 1997, Amphora’s team includes some of the most experienced software designers, developers and business analysts in the commodities industry today. Since inception, Amphora’s goal has been to provide the trading community with the most robust, user-friendly, enterprise-wide software package available along with world class customer attention and support.
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