Growth of North West Lubricans

The business was started by Barry Klein as Vaalgas back in 1968.
Vaalgas supplied LPG to Vereeniging and other towns in the Vaal Triangle such as Meyerton, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg.  Paraffin was added to the loads in 1987 supplying areas such as Sebokeng, Sharpville and Evaton and by 1994 Sebokeng Paraffin was born. With the addition of diesel the name changed to Sebokeng Fuels.

Barry (Center) and Christine with some head office staff

Diesel and Petrol deliveries now make up the majority of the business with deliveries being made to manufacturers, mines, farmers, construction and transport companies and retail forecourts. Lubricants are distributed in the North West province.    

Apart from the Head Office and depot in Vereeniging, Sebokeng Fuels has depots in Heilbron, Rustenburg, Lichtenburg and Modimolle (Nylstroom). These facilities have bulk storage and serve as the base from which deliveries to customers take place. Forecourts are available in Vereeniging, Modimolle, Lichtenburg and Heilbron where customers can collect their own fuel.
Sebokeng Fuels’ own fleet numbers an impressive 53 fuel delivery trucks made up of bridging and secondary delivery vehicles.
Sebokeng Fuels is a Shell Branded Distributor which entitles Sebokeng Fuels to distribute branded Shell Fuels and Lubricants. This was only achieved by having met the highest standards in, safety, strategic alignment, financial capability, management processes and capability, customer service and selling processes and BBBEE.

Business Principles

Sebokeng Fuels aspires to be one of the most reputable, successful and progressive Fuels and Lubricants distributors in South Africa.

Achieving this objective depends on the support of suppliers, the loyalty placed in us by our customers, business partners and staff and the interaction with the communities around us and society at large.

We will insist on honesty and integrity in how we do business and with those with whom we do business. The offering and accepting of bribes in any form is unacceptable. Conflicts of interest must be avoided and all transactions related to the company must be reflected accurately.

We recognize that the long term interests of our stakeholders are best served by acting in a socially responsible manner, by good corporate citizenship, and by continuous improvement in all that we do.

Responsibilities to our Stakeholders

To protect our shareholders investment and seek to provide long term competitive returns relative to the capabilities of the industry and returns of relative companies and industries. Long term profitability provides a financial foundation to achieving business goals for continued growth and to fulfill responsibilities.

To recognize that customers are essential to our business and that we need to earn their trust and loyalty in supplying them with quality products, offering value and meeting their needs and managing the accounts through high quality service, on time delivery and professional account management.

Business partners
To seek mutually beneficial and co-operative relationships with our suppliers and business partners. We seek to do business only with partners who adhere to values and principles compatible with ours. We aim to manage our relationships with our business partners with a mutual understanding of our shared responsibilities.

 Our People
To commit to providing a fair, rewarding, safe and enjoyable environment in which all our people understand and share the values and goals of the business and have the opportunity to realise their full potential. We undertake to educate and train our employees on their job requirements as well as the risks of working within the industry. We seek to align ourselves with high standards of employment practice and we are committed to meeting recognized standards and labour rights.

 The Community
To be a good corporate citizen and to make a positive contribution to society through participation in charitable, cultural, educational and recreational activities in the communities where we operate, encouraging community involvement by our staff. 

 The Environment
To conduct our business in a responsible manner so as to minimize and reduce the impact of our operations, products and services on the environment. We identify and monitor areas of risk and manage these accordingly. We undertake to maintain the support of specialized companies to assist us in the event of any incident and to continually seek improvement in all our activities.

 Making it Real
We have policies in place to guide our employees in adhering to these responsibilities and principles and will provide training and advice for our staff, in doing so. All employees are positively encouraged to adhere to our principles and responsibilities and our managers are expected to lead by example.
We regularly take steps, including audit and review processes, to ensure that we are living up to our responsibilities and principles. We periodically and systematically review our policies and procedures to ensure they address new challenges and issues that arise.