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The History of Fuelwise


With close to 30 years’ experience, Fuelwise is Ireland’s leading and most experienced fuel card company. Fuelwise was founded in 1989 by Gerry Kelly who had developed his knowledge of the industry having driven HGV’s and working for a local fuel supplier. He launched Fuelwise having combined his knowledge of both industries, however, back then there was no Chip & PIN technology. Drivers would bunker fuel at a number of stations who initially partnered with Fuelwise to provide savings for drivers in the Republic of Ireland.

In 1998 Fuelwise partnered with UK Fuels to provide Fuelwise customers access to the largest network of sites in Ireland and a comprehensive network of sites in the UK. As part of our commitment to improve the service we provide to our customers, we have continually increased the number of sites in our network and now provide both the largest network of sites in the UK and Ireland.

During the early 2000’s, Fuelwise continued to expand with the opening of an office in Galway which is still open today. This office continues to play a vital part of our offering and helps to sustain our excellent reputation with our customers in the Republic of Ireland.

With the ever changing technological landscape, it became apparent that to improve our service it was required to provide more than just fuel. Therefore, we developed our advanced online management system which enables you to order additional cards, manage transactions and access invoices, amongst other features. Our site finder, E-Route, makes it possible for you to find convenient refuelling stations quick and easy, and can be downloaded from both the Apple and Google Play App Stores. We also launched Fuelwise Fuel Card Integration in 2014 which enables customers to integrate their fuel card data with our leading GPS tracking system. This was a first for the Irish market and cemented our position as being the market leader for fuel and fleet management solutions in Ireland.

Only last month we announced an increase to our UK site network, which means we now have not only the largest site network in Ireland, but also in the UK. This reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with the highest standard of service.

As always, Fuelwise are looking to the future and continuing to innovate the service we provide to our customers. As part of this, we have set out a clear vision to enable us to meet our goals, “to be the best fuel card company to work for and work with in Ireland by 2020”.

To find out more about the history of Fuelwise our unique solutions continue to view our website or contact us on (NI) 028 7032 7800 or (ROI) 1890 702 800.