The Sol Group is a leading petroleum company.
Sol is the premier supplier of petroleum products to the Caribbean basin, providing customised energy solutions to customers every day and for generations to come.
The Sol Group supplies fuels, lubricants, and LPG through an extensive service station network and supplies petroleum based products to commercial customers who are involved in shipping, luxury boating, aviation, mining, trucking and fleet operations.
Sol is the largest independent petroleum marketing company in the Caribbean basin, with operations spanning across 21 countries. This complex business is managed through talented local managers and is ably supported by a Corporate Head Office located in Barbados.
Our Brand Story
Our brand story began in 2005 when we first acquired Shell’s assets in the Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Suriname and Belize. Through the purchase of Shell’s assets, we became a licensee of the Shell brand, which meant that all across the region Sol was the authorised distributor of Shell products and services to customers. Since then through the further purchase of assets owned by both Shell and Esso, Sol now manages a robust portfolio.
In 2009, the team at Sol made a strategic decision to solidify its presence across the Caribbean. Sol unveiled its first Sol Service Station in Haiti before moving on to the markets of Anguilla, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and the British Virgin Islands a year later. The Sol Service Station is characterised by a prominent orange and blue colour palette, which personifies the warm hues of the Caribbean landscape; it is further accentuated by a polished silver setting which supports the overall modern design of the station. The Group has since introduced Sol branded stations in Suriname as well as in St. Lucia and Barbados, strengthening its position as a permanent and prominent fixture in the region’s business, environmental and social landscape.
We have also made our mark in the aviation industry following the purchase of Shell’s aviation business in 2009 and have been servicing international and regional airlines through our business unit Sol Aviation Services Limited.
In 2014 Sol diversified further with the acquisition of ExxonMobil's fuels marketing businesses in the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominican Republic and the Cayman Islands, allowing Sol to further expand its reach in the region. Sol entered into long-term fuels supply and brand licence agreements with ExxonMobil and as a result we will have a continuation of the Esso brand in these countries.
Since the introduction of the Sol brand in Haiti, The Group now manages a portfolio of 472 service stations, 14 aviation facilities, 24 marinas, and 32 import terminals.
The Sol Way
At Sol, we are committed to offering quality products and excellent energy solutions to our customers and this commitment extends to regional priorities. Investing in the developmental goals of the countries where we operate is important to us and we have taken particular interest in contributing to long-term projects which are linked to energy, environment, education and sports. We also support non-profit organisations and work with industry partners to invest in initiatives which are able to benefit the region positively.
Energy is our business and our customers are our priority. The team at Sol is passionate and determined to lead the way in providing the best in energy solutions for your everyday needs.