SOCAR – The energy company at your service, for your mobility
On 1 July 2012, SOCAR took over all the shares in Esso Schweiz GmbH held by ExxonMobil, and with them the network of Esso filling stations. The first new-look SOCAR service station sporting the Azerbaijan national colours was officially opened on 12 September 2012 in Zurich. This also marked the start of the gradual replacement of the Esso brand with SOCAR.
In the second quarter of 2014, the rebranding process is now all but complete. Today SOCAR is synonymous with top-class quality in products and services and is setting new standards in the Swiss filling-station and energy market. The Executive Board of SOCAR Energy Switzerland, headed by its Swiss CEO Edgar Bachmann, can boast decades of international experience.
Stronger position on the Swiss jobs market
SOCAR is present in Switzerland with filling stations, fuel tankers and product tanks as well as in the oil, gas and aviation business. At its headquarters in Zurich and through wholly-owned subsidiaries, SOCAR employs approximately 800 people.
SOCAR is a responsible employer that takes its social obligations seriously and provides a motivating working environment for its employees in all fields of activity. As a Swiss company, SOCAR Energy Switzerland has created new jobs by taking the support functions, which under Esso were based abroad, and rebuilding them in Switzerland.
More than just petrol
SOCAR’s ambition is not just to sell fuel to their mobile customers, but also to cater to their personal needs. For it is only if we understand the needs of people on the move that we can help make life more pleasant for the motoring population. This is why SOCAR filling stations provide everything you need to stay refreshed and mobile.