FuelBuddy expands its national footprint with Apna Pump in the Northeast for doorstep fuel delivery, Auto News, ET Auto
With this expansion, FuelBuddy will initially cater to 15 cities, and 100 pin codes in North East India where consumers will be able to benefit from the platform’s 24X7 fuel delivery services through an on-demand app, stated a company release. The North East partner also signed up with FuelBuddy to deploy 100 smart refuellers on road over the next few months across all 7 North-Eastern states, it added.
Arihant Jain, Partner, Apna Pump, said, “By joining hands with FuelBuddy, we are elated to be a part of a coveted fuel delivery system that will improve fuel accessibility, especially in the regions of North East India. We are excited to be a part of this new launch and hope to enhance our services in partnership with FuelBuddy”.
According to the startup, it has raised INR 25.5 crore funding so far and recently acquired Bangalore-based on-demand fuel delivery startup MyPetrolPump, a venture owned by ANB Fuels Pvt. Ltd. and is eyeing geographical expansion aggressively.
“With this expansion into the picturesque region of North East India, we aim to bring doorstep delivery of fuel to all parts of India. We intend to make energy accessible to even the remotest of regions and help bring infrastructural strength to these places,” added Neeraj Gupta, CEO, FuelBuddy.
For fuel procurement, the company works in association with the three large oil marketing companies (OMCs), namely, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.