Ascon has historically focused on the international trade of crude oil, refined oil products and various commodities, working with the majority of the world’s largest oil and energy companies. Today, Ascon also commits to a constant improvement of its environmental impact and invests in new sustainable commodities and businesses, developing cradle-to-grave solutions for a low carbon sustainable future.
“￼We are expanding and diversifying our business since 1984 in a balanced manner. From our roots in crude oil trading from Eastern Europe and the Middle East, we have grown our geographical reach to Asia, Africa and the Americas and have been diversifying our portfolio ever since into a range of commodities.”Andreas SackChairman
ASCON was founded in December 1984 as a company incorporated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and registered at the Municipal Court of Hamburg.
Since its inception, ASCON has been primarily engaged in the international trade of crude oil and its derivative products working with major companies in the oil industry like Caltex, Glencore, OMV, Voest Alpine, Shell, Exxon, BP, Texaco, Bayoil, Tamoil, Neste, PDVSA, Total, TPI Refinery, SAR Refinery, Sasol, SK Group, Sinosteel Corporation, Petrogulf and Batumi Refinery amongst others.
Throughout our history we have traded more than 200 Million Barrels of Crude Oil and have refined a significant part of this in processing agreements with affiliated refineries. Further, we have been marketing and trading the refined distillates and related products successfully since more than 30 years.
Since more than a decade ago we have also started our metals & minerals trading activities where we gained significant regional market shares in the exploration, sourcing and trading of various commodities, such as coke, coal, bauxite, scrap metals and non-ferrous metal concentrates, always paying due attention to the logistics involved.
ASCON’s day to day activities therefore entail the structuring and execution of various commodity trade related transactions. Our key focus areas are Eastern Europe, West- & Southern Africa, the Middle East as well as the Asian outlets. We are particularly concentrating on niche markets where we operate and cooperate with local companies to fill the regional supply and demand gaps and in order to open new sources for our overseas clients.
As an independent, privately owned company, we off-take our products from small and major producers as well as state-owned companies, arrange the physical trading, storing as well as financing and supply them to our clients all over the world.
By virtue of our extensive industry relationships, we are able to offer our products and services from many corners of the globe. ASCON can make available spot, short and long-term contracts to meet the specific demands of our renowned clients on the international markets.
ASCON undertakes an ongoing rigorous appraisal of all aspects of its business practices and procedures to ensure that it maintains its exacting standards and delivers the highest levels of quality to all its trading partners.
COMING TOGETHER IS A BEGINNING. KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS. WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS.
– Henry Ford –
OUR GREEN MISSION
It is a general approach of ASCON to permanently create and maintain projects with the highest possible standards. We believe in a business approach with a long-term outlook. We work to understand and manage the sensitivities of the environments in which we operate, and our responsibilities to them, from beginning to end of our operations.
Our operating management system lays out the steps and safeguards we believe are necessary to maintain responsible operations, helping our businesses to understand and minimize their impacts, whether to land, air, water, flora or wildlife. We also have specific group requirements and recommendations governing our identification and management of potential impacts of projects that carry particular environmental and social risks; these apply to major new projects, projects in new access locations, some acquisitions negotiations, and those that could affect an international protected area.
We strives to make our socio-economic impact a positive one by running our operations responsibly and by investing in communities in ways that benefit both local populations and ASCON.
ASCON adheres to the highest levels of integrity in fulfilling ist contractual obligations, the result of which is reflected in some of the credit arrangements that we have secured with globally recognised companies and organisations.
ASCON fully complies with all financial and energy regulations under which our business operates. Our company also complies with all regulations and financial codes of ethics: market manipulation, money laundering, duties of information and code of conduct.
Brahms Oil Refineries Ltd. is the result of its Founder’s vision who realized the market opportunities created by the lack of refining capacity in Africa. Combined with Africa’s strong desire to develop an industrial base and strategic reserves within each country, Brahms Oil Refineries Ltd. was thus founded to erect modular crude oil refineries in selected Sub-Saharan countries.
Société de Raffinage Guinéenne S.A. or SRG S.A. has been set up as the local operational company for Brahms Oil Refineries Ltd. to build a 12,000 bpd modular crude oil refinery plant in the Republic of Guinea on the basis of a full-fledged techno-economic feasibility study. The company is registered in Guinea since December 2011 under registration number RCCM/GC-KAL/037.767A/2011.
￼Offices and/or joint operations
Hamburg: ASCON TIMPET GmbH
Witternstrasse 20 21107 Hamburg Germany E-Mail: email@example.com Telephone: +49 40 357 494 0 Telefax: +49 40 357 494 20
ASCON SWISS SA
Rue Jean-Petitot 5, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland, Phone: +41 22 328 1702 Fax: +41 22 328 1703 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubai: ASCON TIMPET FZE
c/o Rafoil Industries LLC. Plot No A17(B), Al Jazeera Al Hamra Ras Al Khaimah, UAE E-Mail: email@example.com Telefone: +971 7243 2999 Telefax: +971 7243 2900
Johannesburg: ASCON ENERGY PTY. LTD.
2 Whitehall, 28 4th Street, Killarney 2193, South Africa – firstname.lastname@example.org
Singapore: ASCON ASIA PTE. LTD.
C/O 20 Peck Seah Street #05-00 Singapore 079312 email@example.com
Jakarta: PT ASCON INDONESIA INT.
18 Office Park Lantai 22 Suite E,F,G Jalan TB Simatupang 18 Jakarta Selatan 12520 Indonesia firstname.lastname@example.org Telefon: +62 (0)21 80641940 & +62 (0)21 21282211 Telefax: +62 (0)21 80641999
Chile: Ascon Chile SpA.
Los Militares 5953 Office 504 Las Condes #7561282 Santiago de Chile
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