Almost half of Catom’s turnover is achieved through this wholesale trade in petrol, diesel, gas oil and petroleum on the part of subsidiary Catom Distribution under the trading name Catom PDM.
Catom PDM purchases these bulk products on the open market and sells to oil traders, petrol stations of small independent chains
and individual petrol station operators in The Netherlands. Sale prices are set on the basis of market developments and
communicated to the customer several times a day. Customers of Catom can use a special pass to load products at pretty much all depots in the Netherlands, in line with their needs. Catom also supplies its own reselling operations and petrol stations through these wholesale activities. Catom distinguishes itself from other
players in this market by means of its higher degree of flexibility and costefficiency. By combining fuel volumes competitive pricing can be achieved for customers.
Catom has a point of purchase at virtually all depots in The Netherlands due to having long-term contracts in place. In addition
to this, the business has its own stock locations; storage capacity at its own depot in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and rented at several depots at other locations nationwide. The business has an excise authorisation, a prerequisite for being able to trade competitively in this commodity market.