Z Energy Keeps NZ Moving with AI-enabled Fuel Pricing Powered by PDI

New solution helps Kiwi company leverage data science to react to market fluctuations in real time.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, May 8, 2023 – PDI Technologies, a global leader delivering powerful solutions and insights that serve as the backbone of the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale ecosystem, has implemented its Fuel Pricing solutions for Z Energy (Z) across its retail network in New Zealand.  

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ampol Group in Australia, Z owns and manages nearly 191 Z-branded service stations and 126 commercial truck stops, along with other assets, making them New Zealand’s largest fuel retailer. 

“The team at Z demonstrates a remarkable commitment to each other and the communities they serve,” said Sin Hin Wong, General Manager and Vice President Sales, APAC, PDI Technologies. “It is a privilege for us at PDI to be a part of a technology ecosystem that provides such value and connection across New Zealand.” 

Facing unprecedented volatility in the commodities market and looking to unlock the innovation and agility required to continuously evolve, Z decided to replace its previously implemented software. The depth of functionality, applied data science, and artificial intelligence offered by PDI, as well as the PDI commitment to global workflow, local presence, and a people-first approach, were decisive factors for Z in selecting PDI Fuel Pricing solutions.  

PDI Fuel Pricing solutions offer best-in-class analytics and data science features for both retail and B2B environments. Fuel retailers and wholesalers around the world benefit from true scalability to meet the pricing demands of complex networks and different requirements, particularly local market needs. 

“By switching to the intuitive platform offered by PDI, we are able to leverage real-time data and predictive analytics to reach the fairest fuel price for everyone, every time—and then pass on savings to our customers whenever possible,” said Andrew Baird, GM Retail, Z Energy. “The shift away from fossil fuels to renewable energy is the biggest and most fundamental move for us as a company. It’s not simple and it won’t happen overnight, which is why we collaborate with companies like PDI Technologies to help us address the needs of today and plan for what’s to come.” 

Z was the first fuel company in New Zealand to introduce an electric vehicle (EV) charger at a retail service station. With the demand for EVs growing worldwide, the intelligent pricing engine offered by PDI also supports EV charge pricing functionality—helping retailers across the globe elevate the forecourt to meet the evolving needs of driving consumers.  

About PDI Technologies 

With 40 years of industry leadership, PDI Technologies, Inc. resides at the intersection of productivity and sales growth, delivering powerful solutions that serve as the backbone of the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale ecosystem. By “Connecting Convenience” across the globe, we empower businesses to increase productivity, make informed decisions, and engage faster with their customers. From large-scale ERP and logistics operations to loyalty programs and cybersecurity, we’re simplifying the industry supply chain for whatever comes next. Today, we serve over 200,000 locations worldwide with solutions like the Fuel Rewards® program and GasBuddy®, two popular brands representing more than 20 million active users.

About Z Energy 

Z Energy (Z) is an integrated energy company that is focused on meeting the needs of our customers now and into the future. We operate the largest network of the most strategically important fuel storage assets in NZ, including more than 50% of NZ’s bulk fuel storage terminals, representing 191 million litres of storage. We also operate a network of nearly 191 Z-branded retail service stations, 126 commercial truck stops, and several commercial refueling stations across the county to help keep New Zealand moving and ensure security of supply for NZ Inc. www.z.co.nz 

For more information, contact:

Kelly O’Brien, pr@pditechnologies.com
Keri Callaghan, PDI@peppercomm.com