Thuli Petroleum Opens Its 9th Outlet In Willowvale

SITTING ON 8000 SQUARE METERS OF LAND, THE NEW THULI PETROLEUM IS LOCATED ON STAND 10239 HIGHFIELD, ALONG THE BUSY WILLOWVALE ROAD.

Presently Blend petrol and diesel are sold while unleaded petrol will be available soon. The service station has a food court serving delicious food for
your on-the-go meals. The site was vacant before construction started. Construction of the service station started in June 2022 and is expected to be
completed by the end of March this year. The service station has the capacity to hold 160,000l of fuel and brings to 9 the number of Thuli Petroleum outlets in Harare. Thuli Petroleum has service stations at Dzivarasekwa, Kirkman, Kambuzuma, Pomona, Kenneth Kaunda, Mabvuku, Queensdale, Douglas Road, and finally Willowvale.

Thuli Petroleum’s Sydney Swart said that the process of finding the best location wasn’t easy. “It was very difficult to find and secure a property big enough for what we had planned, as well as in a location busy enough to thrive”, she said. The new Willowvale site was found to be ideal. Now on offer are services like tyre pressure, windscreen cleaning and oil and water checks, all with friendly service. There are clean toilets and a convenience store, The Shop.

The location in a prime area of the Willowvale industrial hub succeeded in meeting the key factors of current and future traffic volumes, which are
important when deciding where to site such a facility. “Thuli Petroleum takes pride in finding its locations. A great deal of research takes place such as vehicle count and due diligence in the local area,” says Swart. The design and thedrawings for the new service station were produced by Dennis Zawani of Todef Pvt Limited, together with the shareholder and Managing Director, Shiloh Swart.

Todef was also the engineering consultant The brief to the designer was to ensure maximum convenience for customers. “We wanted traffic to flow through Thuli Willowvale quickly and easily for our customers. We also discussed the importance of the visual aspects, to make Thuli
enticing and appealing to the eyes. Finally, we emphasized the need for a modern look while still incorporating Thuli’s signature rolling green grass,” said Swart.

The service station is currently also home to other tenants such as Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Bakers Inn, and Creamy Inn. Bellevue Butchery, AM Bus and Truck Accessories Pvt Ltd, The Bus and Truck Centre, Medikit Pharmacy, General Hardware, Paytok Enterprises and My Part Tyre and Suspension Fitment Centre will be opening soon.

“The service station has been welcomed by the community with open arms. We are extremely grateful for the fantastic support we have received,” said Swart. The forecourt and parking area has concrete paving and the service station has solar power so electricity cuts are never a problem.
The service station is currently also home to other tenants such as Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Bakers Inn, and Creamy Inn. Bellevue Butchery, AM Bus and Truck Accessories Pvt Ltd, The Bus and Truck Centre, Medikit Pharmacy, General Hardware, Paytok Enterprises and My Part Tyre and Suspension Fitment Centre will be opening soon.


Text by Martin Chemhere
Images by Fotohaus


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