With nearly 60% market share and a network of more than 600 retail stations in Chile, Copec offers a range of fuel card services for heavy commercial transport, light fleets, and industrial and agricultural refueling. Copec will implement the EasyFuelPlus solution for use throughout Copec’s retail network in Chile.
Copec’s new card offering, “TCT Premium,” is aimed at the Commercial Road Transportation (CRT) market. Featuring OTI PetroSmart’s innovative Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technology, Copec’s launch of the TCT Premium Card marks the first deployment of the solution in Chile.
In conjunction with the TCT Premium card, EasyFuelPlus passive tags – encoded with the vehicle registration number – can be affixed around a vehicle’s tank inlet, allowing them to be read by devices attached to the dispensing nozzle. This solution ensures that the pump will not dispense fuel unless the vehicle tag matches with the information contained in the card. If the dispensing nozzle is removed during refueling, the pump will automatically stop, ensuring the fuel cannot be dispensed into another vehicle or receptacle. This integrated solution allows operators to confirm that the right amount and type of fuel is dispensed into an authorized vehicle.
The Copec programme launch built upon OTI PetroSmart’s strong relationship with Copec, which began with the testing and piloting of the solution a year before the initial deployments began. Cristian Balart, Assistant Manager of Business Planning (Commercial) for Copec, commented: “OTI PetroSmart’s robust and secure AVI technology significantly enhances our card offering, enabling us to offer a premium option to our CRT customers under the tagline ‘More control. More technology.’ Unlike our standard fuel cards, the OTI PetroSmart solution allows the proper identification of vehicular presence and ensures that fuel has been loaded into the correct tank of the correct truck. Without question, OTI PetroSmart’s technology has proven to be a perfect fit for all our requirements.”