ABOUT US

The European Confederation of Fuel Distributors

ECFD represents the interests of more than 10,000 distributors of liquid fuels, ensuring that demands of fuel retailers are heard at the EU level. With an average of 60% of the independent filling stations being family-owned, ECFD members supply tens of millions of conventional fuels, biofuels, LPG and CNG. Our members own convenience retail outlets and motorway service areas and provide a range of products and services to European consumers. They also manage and supply fuels used in agricultural machinery, shipping and public sector works as well as road diesel directly to individual road hauliers.

Modern heating with liquid fuels provides millions of European households with:
Improved air quality, thanks to cleaner fuels with reduced sulphur content
Higher energy savings, thanks to well-proven and mature heating technology
Affordable solutions for vulnerable consumers, thanks to the low cost of upgrading to more energy efficient heating systems.

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Heating oil: From the ground to your radiator

barrel

PHASE 1

product

  • Petroleum: a very efficient source of energy with the highest energy density
  • Short conversion chain: maximum efficiency and minimum losses
refinery

PHASE 2

Refinery

  • Clean fuels, high quality, as defined in the Fuel Quality Directive
  • European excellence in petroleum refining
  • A very competitive and affordable energy
transport

PHASE 3

Distribution

  • Energy that can be supplied everywhere
  • A well-developed infrastructure
  • A competitive market with a high diversity of suppliers
oil-tank

PHASE 4

Oil tank

  • Autonomous purchase decision and stock management
  • Easy and safe storage of energy for your home
boiler

PHASE 5

Boiler

  • Proven technologies to heat your home efficiently, produced by diverse and highly innovative businesses
heater

PHASE 6

heat supply

  • Reliable heat supply for your home, even in extreme weather conditions
  • Easy integration of renewable sources with hybrid systems – oil as a perfect back-up energy supply

ECFD’s internal organisation

President: Johannes Heinritzi

jheinritzi@fuel-distributors.eu

1977 – Born in Rosenheim (Germany)

1999-today – Managing Director of the family-owned company HEINRITZI Wärme & Energie

2015-today – Board Member of UNITI Federal association of small- and medium-sized mineral oil companies (German member of ECFD)

2016-today – President of ECFD  

Vice-President: Thierry Javit

tjavit@fuel-distributors.eu

1962 – Born in Grenoble (France)

1985 – Master of economy from Grenoble University

1986 – International Trade specialization from Grenoble Graduate School of Management

1988 – Commercial at Bolloré Energy

1989-1995 – Local Manager at Bolloré Energy

1996-2000 – Regional Manager at Bolloré Energy

2001-2014 – Commercial Manager France

2001-today – Active Business Member of FF3C (French member of ECFD)

2015-today – Retail activity Director

2016-today – Vice-President of ECFD

Secretary-General: Annika Metze

ametze@fuel-distributors.eu

1990 – Born in Celle (Germany)

2016 – Master in European Studies – Public Policy and Administration at Maastricht University

2017-today – Policy Advisor at UNITI Federal association of small- and medium-sized mineral oil companies

2018-today – Secretary-General of ECFD

Head of Brussels Office: Johan Mattart

jmattart@fuel-distributors.eu

1966 – Born in Bruges (Belgium)

1988 – Master in diplomatic sciences – University Ghent

1989 – Master in Advanced European Studies – College of Europe Bruges

1993 – Master Business Administration – University Brussels

1990-1993 – Account executive at the Belgian Federation of Fuels Distributors (Brafco)

1993-2000 – Advisor at Brafco

2000-2004 – Brafco Administrative director

2004-today – Brafco General Director

2011-2016 – ECFD General Secretary

2017-today – Head of ECFD Brussels office

Additionally Johan is co-founder and president of Promaz (www.promaz.be), co-founder of Bofas (www.bofas.be) and vice-president of Informazout (www.informazout.be).

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