Since 1877, our company has passed through several stages of evolution. Twenty years after our creation, we progressed from delivering asphalt for the streets of Paris to distilling bitumen. In the 1920’s, we moved away from distributing coal to distributing fuel. Attuned to our increasingly sophisticated clients’ and partners’ needs and as a natural step, we continued our evolution in the 1950s by developing our storage activity and diversifying our product mix to include vegetable oils, molasses, and fuels.
In the 1990s, we took a further step and started blending biofuels and storing alternative products such as chemicals. Today’s market is changing, and we are adapting again, contributing to the sustainability transition as an enabler of new energy flows.
Through more than 200 contracts across the portfolio, we serve as an essential link in the logistics chains of fuel and biofuel companies, chemical groups, agricultural cooperatives, refiners, distributors (hypermarkets), and traders, by storing local and imported products. We also provide services such as blending, additivation and markering and ensure a bulk transport connection as close as possible to the product’s destination.
Responsible for supplying major centers of consumption and industrial activity (France, Spain and ARA ), we seek to develop tailored, effective and reliable solutions that best support our partners’ operations. In addition to offering specific types of storage, all complying with stringent technical standards, Rubis Terminal Infra provides loading and unloading infrastructure as well as maritime, river, road, rail and pipeline connections. We continuously adapt our services and assets to deliver the best logistics solutions, favoring timely bulk transport for upstream sourcing and/or downstream deliveries. Our logistics tools are responsive and efficient, allowing us to optimize both our own and our clients’ environmental footprint.
Our comprehensive range of services ensures we meet our customers’ needs and contribute to their value chain and overall economic growth. We collaborate with various strategic operators, suppliers, and contractors along the value chain to help us provide a high-quality and flexible service. These operators include shipping lines as well as a national and international pipeline operators. We also store strategic reserves that ensure continuity of supply.
Rubis Terminal, formerly the Compagnie Parisienne des Asphaltes (CPA)
In 1992, Rubis Terminal Infra totalized over a million cubic meters of storage capacity in Rouen and Dunkirk, whose seafront location and connections to the main French pipelines offer major strategic assets for a development in oil products and chemicals on the French market.
The group acquired almost one more million cubic metres in France, by taking over 10 strategic terminals, bringing the total storage capacity to around two million. In twenty years time, Rubis Terminal Infra managed to become the number one independent operator in France and the fifth in Europe.
Rubis Terminal Infra has expanded in Europe, first by building one new terminal in Rotterdam, Europe’s busiest port, and the third busiest in the world, and then in Antwerp, the second busiest port in Europe, in partnership with the Japanese group Mitsui.
Acquisition of 500,000 m³ of capacity on the site of the former Reichstett refinery in Alsace.
Entry of the new shareholder I Squared Capital and acquisition of TEPSA, a leading independentstorage operator in Spain with approximately 912,000 m³ storage capacity.