Repos Energy- a Pune based energy-distributions start-up which has around 320 mobile fuel bowsers has announced that it will be building and selling more than 3000 such vehicles to cater to the diesel demands.
“At present India needs over a lakh of fuel stations across the country to meet the demand. However, this wouldn’t be feasible due to the availability of land and the huge costs involved. There are over 55,000 fuel stations which are not sufficient,” Chetan Walunj, co-founder of Repos Energy, said in a statement.
Repos was established three years ago by Chetan Walunj, Chief Executive Officer and Aditi Bhosale Walunj, Chief Strategy Officer, Repos Energy. It is backed up business tycoon Ratan Tata.
The start-up helps in procuring diesel for customers and delivers it in a unique way. When a customer orders for diesel through Repose, a certified smart mobile petrol Bowser from the company procures diesel from certified petrol pumps and delivers it at customer’s doorstep.
The doorstep delivery of diesel by Repos has been very helpful to hospitals in Pune during this lockdown period. It has become crucial for hospitals to have a reliable backup power-supply. When rainfall caused power-burden in Pune based hospitals in the end of March, 2020. Repos provides support to major hospitals in Pune that includes National Information Centre, Sahyadri, Jehangir, Aditya-Birla hospital, among others.
Many reputed hotels also have been a client of Repos and this innovative model has been widely appreciated by them. Repos Energy has also extended its service to the agricultural communities. Pune District Council has decided to provide door to door to door diesel to help farmers in the current lockdown situation . Repose started delivering diesel to rural villages in Pune from May 1,2020.
The bowsers are built with advanced tech. “It has highly sensitive censors called ATG to get accurate quality and quantity of diesel. Enabled with GPS and Geo-fencing, this mobile petrol pump can be monitored in real-time, to ensure the utmost transparency” the company said.
Beyond business, Repos also started the program ‘Lend a Hand’. Employees of the company donated their 1 month’s salary to help the poor. Grocery kits have been distributed to the needy in rural areas and the program has also been kept open for the generous public to give their support.