Puma Energy’s new $30m Australian headquarters officially opened its doors in November, with Global CEO Pierre Eladari onsite to mark the occasion.
Mr Eladari was joined by representatives of leading Brisbane development groups Graystone and Alceon, who were appointed to spearhead the transformation of an area once used for vehicle storage into a thriving mixed-use development.
Graystone Group Director Bruce Loxton said his company was very pleased to be welcoming Puma Energy to Northshore Hamilton, Queensland’s largest waterfront urban renewal project which, at completion, will cover 304ha, and will be home to 15,000 people and the workplace for more than 10,000.
“There are already 20 companies operating out of BTP Northshore Hamilton and Puma Energy’s move will see an additional 170 employees working from this location, with that number forecast to grow to 300 over the next five years,” Mr Loxton said.
Puma Energy has had a presence in Australia since 2013 and has quickly become one of Australia’s fastest-growing integrated oil companies, with interests in sourcing, supply and distribution.
Puma Energy Australia General Manager Ray Taylor said the move to Northshore Hamilton was a demonstration of Puma Energy’s commitment to growth in the Australian market.
“With several strategic acquisitions under our belt, our Australian network now boasts more than 270 retail sites, 20 depots and three bulk seaboard terminals, which we will be looking to further expand over the coming years,” Mr Taylor said.
“We have committed to this location for at least the next 15 years and, from the fourth floor of our building, we will have a bird’s eye view of the precinct as it transforms over time.”