Elmshorn, 14th of December 2018 – Already since 2010, contactless payment is a matter of course at star petrol stations. From now on, this is also possible via the recently launched Apple Pay in Germany. The new feature complements existing contactless payment methods, such as Google Pay or classic near-field communication (NFC) credit cards.
With the introduction of Apple Pay, mobile payments will become even easier for many customers. With the new service, the customer has the option to link a virtual version of his bank card on an Apple mobile device, such as an iPhone or an Apple Watch. Analogous to a contactless payment with a bank card, this makes the simple, secure and fast payment possible via smartphone.
"When it comes to payment options, star always sets new standards in the industry. For star, contactless payment has been a common practice for many years. In 2010, we introduced contactless payment as the first petrol station brand in Germany, "explains Waldemar Bogusch, CEO of ORLEN Deutschland and the petrol station brand star. "Apple Pay extends our offering to make shopping as convenient and instantaneous as possible for our customers."
Security and privacy are guaranteed by Apple Pay. The payment itself is processed via the user's bank card.
star – a strong brand from ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
star is the petrol station brand of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, which has been on the German market since 2003 and is operating more than 580 petrol stations. The company, which is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg, is part of the Polish oil and energy group PKN ORLEN SA, which is the largest enterprise in Central Eastern Europe, with an annual turnover of EUR 23 billion in 2017.
PKN ORLEN is a modern player on the fuel and energy market and listed in the prestigious global lists Platts TOP250 and Thomson Reuters TOP100 of the leading energy and technology companies.
The company has a modern infrastructure capable of processing over 30 million tons of various types of oil per year. Retail sales are carried out using the largest fuel station network of nearly 2800 modern sites in Central and Eastern Europe.
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
Isabel Mai / Manager Corporate Communications