As part of PKN Orlen, Unipetrol is a leading refinery and petrochemical holding based in the Czech Republic. It is one of the largest regional producers of refinery, petrochemical and agrochemical products. The company is the leading supplier of motor fuels, fuel oils, asphalts, liquefied petroleum products, oil hydrogenates, and other refinery products. In petrochemicals, the company leads sales in olefins, aromatics, agrochemicals, carbon black, sorbents, and polyolefins (high-density polyethylene, polypropylene). The broader scope of commodity products is developed thanks to company’s two Research and Development centres, which have a strong position on the European market. Unipetrol ranks among top 10 companies in the CEE region with regards to turnover and employs approximately 4,500 people.
The company’s main assets are two crude oil refineries (total capacity of 8.7 mt/y), three polymer units (total capacity of 600,000 kt/y), and a steam cracker (capacity of 545,000 kt/y). This situates Unipetrol among the top five petrochemical complexes in Europe. The company is currently constructing a new HDPE unit, which will expand petrochemical product portfolio. The facility will be one of the most modern assets of this kind in Europe. The new technology will be suitable for the production of bi-modal grades on the wider scale.
Unipetrol also owns a network of 400 filling stations in the Czech Republic under Benzina brand.