SHV, a tradition in energy
SHV was founded in 1896 and, since then, has built its expertise on efficient and safe distribution of energy sources throughout Europe. In the latter half of the 20th century, SHV Energy decided to put this expertise to good use and invest in LPG. LPG is recognised as the cleanest available conventional fuel for consumers situated beyond the natural gas grid. SHV Energy is proud to have market-leading LPG companies in South America, Asia and Europe. Throughout its history, the demands of customers and society have always defined the energy approach taken by SHV Energy, rather than any one specific fuel.
SHV Energy today
Building on this heritage, SHV Energy closely follows the numerous environmental and societal debates about future energy policies and choices. In Europe, the focus is on lower-carbon solutions. The future of rural energy is a key area for action and we are helping our customers in such locations make the change. In South America and Asia, access to cleaner energy is very much a health issue. Lifestyles can be improved enormously by choosing cleaner energy for homes and businesses. Today, SHV Energy is active in the area of decentralised renewable energy sources such as biomass and solar technology, but we believe that lower-carbon gaseous fuels like LPG and LNG still have a considerable role to play, both now and in the foreseeable future. People and businesses can reduce pollution today by switching from high-polluting, carbon-intensive fuels such as oil to these forms of energy. They are clean, available now and do not need major financial support of governments.
The DNA of SHV Energy
SHV Energy is guided by the corporate philosophy of SHV. We are a decentralised company and our activities focus on the needs of our customers. Every SHV Energy company is committed to better serving the needs of its customers and becoming the energy supplier of choice in markets where it operates. Our head office is small and its aim is to broaden the horizons of our operating companies, rather than limiting their potential by creating unnecessary procedures.
Our people in the field are entrepreneurial and value integrity and loyalty; they make the difference.