Switzerland-based fuel purchasing service Valcora has expanded its global coverage to Africa with the opening of a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the main business aviation hubs on the continent and home to some of the world’s most rapidly expanding economies. According to the company, the decision to open the two-person office was based on the growing need for reliable fuel purchasing options for local, intra-, and intercontinental operators and owners, as well as on the growing business aviation fleet in countries such as Angola, Ethiopia, and Kenya.
Valcora (Booth G29) believes that African operators will benefit in particular from its experience in handling the complexities of European taxes. Its system automatically calculates fiscal responsibilities, ensuring customer taxes are correctly and fairly determined.
“The growing business aviation sector needs access to easy, international fuel purchasing options to support continued economic growth in Africa,” said company CEO and South African national Daniel Coetzer, adding that Johannesburg represented the ideal location from which to support that need. “South Africa has an established business infrastructure, reliable banking institutions, and an excellent pool of people to hire from, which will all support our own business growth and enables us to better serve our clients.”
The announcement follows the company’s U.S. office opening at the beginning of the year.