Circle K offers the largest branded fuel card network in Ireland

November 2022

Circle K, Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer, is the largest branded fuel card network in Ireland, which will now be used to fuel vehicles operated by An Garda Siochána and across public sector bodies.

Circle K Fuel Card
  • Circle K provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for Irish businesses
  • Circle K is the only fuel company in Ireland to hold independent AA accreditation for its fuels
  • Circle K will provide fuel card services to An Garda Siochána and public sector bodies

Innovative and Cost-Effective Solutions

With a presence in every community, Circle K has the largest branded network in Ireland, with their Fuelcard being accepted at over 475 locations, ensuring customers have choices and opportunities to service their business needs anywhere in the country.

With over 2,400 employees, Circle K’s retail network is made up of 169 company-owned company-operated (COCO) sites, 8 are owned by franchise partners and 243 are owned by independent retail partners.

The company’s nationwide network has allowed it to support many company and public service fleets over the years. The Circle K Fuelcard is the perfect solution for any HGV or car/van fleet operators with fuel requirements anywhere in the country. As drivers travel on the national routes and motorways throughout the country, Circle K is always nearby. 

A Sustainable Future

Circle K’s miles branded fuels are designed to take customers further at no extra cost by reducing fuel consumption by up to 3%, providing savings to our customers and benefits to the environment.

In addition, miles fuels: clean and protect the engine; enhance engine efficiency; and, reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

Circle K is the only fuel company in Ireland to hold independent AA accreditation.

Circle K is also looking to the future of fuel and is expanding EV charging on their network. It operates the only public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling facilities at Cashel, Dublin Port, Clonshaugh and Ballysimon Road, Limerick, and is extending pumped Adblue availability across its network.

The technology that supports Circle K’s Fuelcard uses real-time authorisation and provides customers with access to online invoicing, transaction management and reporting services. Circle K’s fuel card platform has various levels of industry accreditation including ISO 27001 compliancy and Cyber Essentials accreditation. 

Fuel Card Services to Public Sector Bodies

Recently, following a competitive tender process carried out by the Office of Government Procurement (OGP), Circle K was awarded the new framework agreement for provision of fuel card services to An Garda Siochána and all public sector bodies excluding the Health Service Executive and the Health Sector.  It includes County Councils, Prison Service and Defence Forces and many others. This contract will commence mid-December 2022 for a period of four years.  

Circle K has the ability to service the contract as they operate the largest and most advanced network of forecourt locations, serving communities right across the country.

Commenting on the contract Paul Balfe, Commercial & BCS Director for Circle K Ireland said, “An Garda Síochána and Ireland’s public sector bodies work to support communities throughout Ireland every day and at Circle K, with our market-leading network of service stations nationwide, we are delighted to be supporting them with this new contract.

“As a business, through our company-owned and dealer-operated sites, we have a presence in communities right across the country and we look forward to welcoming many of Ireland’s vital public sector workers into our stores to refuel over the coming years.”