History

 

1990 “AN EXCITING YEAR” Creation of Rubis by Gilles Gobin in tandem with Jacques Riou. 1993 BULK LIQUID STORAGE Acquisition of Compagnie Parisienne des Asphaltes (founded in 1877) which later became Rubis Terminal. 1994 ENERGY DISTRIBUTION Launch of the distribution business with the acquisition of Vitogaz (founded in 1939), the last independent distributor of LPG in France. 1995 IPO ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE Internationalisation of Rubis’ shareholding structure. 1996 LAUNCH OF AUTOGAS Creation of the GAZ’L distribution brand by Vitogaz France to offer a less polluting alternative to conventional automotive fuels. 2000 LAUNCH OF INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION ACTIVITIES - LPG Deployment of LPG activities in Europe and Morocco followed the next year by Madagascar. 2005 DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION - FUELS First fuel distribution activities in the French Antilles, Bermuda and the Channel Islands. 2007 FIRST ViTO SERVICE STATIONS The first ViTO service stations created in the French Antilles. 2008 DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STORAGE Start of Rubis Terminal activities in Antwerp and Rotterdam.

 

2022 DEVELOPMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGIES - SOLAR ELECTRICITY Acquisition of 80% of Photosol France. 2021 DEVELOPMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGIES - HYDROGEN-ELECTRICITY Acquisition of an 18.5% stake in HDF Energy and strategic agreement to invest in low-carbon hybrid power plants. 2020 RUBIS TERMINAL BECOMES A JOINT VENTURE Partnership with the infrastructure fund I Squared Capital enabling the Storage activity to continue its international development, as demonstrated by the acquisition of Tepsa that same year. 2019 NEW MARKET IN KENYA Acquisition of KenolKobil and Gulf Energy to develop our offering in East Africa. 2017 NEW MARKETS IN AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Acquisition of the distribution infrastructures of Galana in Madagascar and Dinasa in Haiti. 2015 NEW DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS - BITUMEN Acquisition of the leading independent player in bitumen distribution in West Africa. NEW BUSINESS - SUPPORT & SERVICES Creation of the Support & Services business including the Martinique refinery, trading-supply and shipping activities. 2013 NEW MARKET IN PORTUGAL Acquisition of one of the leaders in LPG distribution in Portugal. 2011 CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN Acquisition of fuel distribution assets in the English-speaking Caribbean. 2010 FIRST SERVICE STATIONS OF THE RUBiS BRAND The first RUBiS service stations created in the Channel Islands. NEW MARKET IN SOUTH AFRICA - LPG Acquisition of Easigas, a leading LPG distributor in Southern Africa.

 

 

 
 

Retail & Marketing
(Rubis Énergie)

 
   
Business Customers
Distribution of energy and bitumen The customers of our service stations, private individuals, professionals in industry, services and public works
   
   
 
 

Support & Services
(Rubis Énergie)

 
   
Business Customers
Trading-supply, logistics, shipping and refining (SARA) Our distribution subsidiaries and energy distribution professionals
   
   
 
 

Equity method (EM) since 30 April 2020

Storage
(Rubis Terminal JV)

 
   
Business Customers
Bulk liquid product handling and storage Supermarkets, oil companies, chemical and petrochemical groups, agricultural cooperatives and traders