TIPP CITY, OH and FRAMINGHAM, MA - Gulf Oil announced a new branded partnership agreement with R & R Takhar Oil Company of greater-Dayton, returning the motor fuel brand to major Ohio cities for thefirst time in two decades.
R & R Takhar Oil Company will begin converting five retail gasoline stations in its service area to the Gulf brand, beginning with one of its Columbus, Ohio locations. Other cities slated for Gulfï¿½ï¿½s expansion in the state include Dayton, Eaton, Medina and Canton.
Co-owner Randy Singh Takhar of R & R Takhar Oil Company said, "The Gulf brand brings additional value to our company. Gulf has a great image, is a trusted company, and rekindles a sense of nostalgia for many people. We know that customers will feel great about filling up their tankswith Gulf gasoline."
The Ohio stations are among the most recent to welcome back the brand as it continues its national expansion. The company is also expanding into Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.
"Randy Singh and Paul Takhar founded their company with the tenet that the most important part of any business is integrity and honesty," explained Gulf Oil Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Rick Dery. "We are proud to share those values with Randy and Paul, and to have them as our partners as we expand the Gulf brand in Ohio."
Gulf Oil pioneered the concept of branded product sales in the early 20th century by selling gasoline in containers and from pumps marked with the distinctive orange disc Gulf logo. Customers during this period sought out Gulf branded stations because they were assured of the quality and consistency of its gasoline. Quality and consistency remain the hallmarks of the company.