A fuel card for companies makes it much easier for you and your employees – especially if you opt for a multi-brand fuel card, such as the MAES fuel card. Comparing fuel cards is certainly worth the effort. Here we explain what you can expect from such a multi-brand card, and at which stations you can pay with the MAES fuel card.
What is a multi-brand tank card?
A multi-brand fuel card, such as the MAES fuel card, is an electronic payment card that you can use to refuel at stations of different brands. In the case of the MAES fuel card you do not have to limit yourself to the 280 MAES service stations: you can also use this fuel card at, among others, Esso, Texaco, G&V, Haan and many other brands. You can refuel with a single card at more than 1,500 service stations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. And from the beginning of 2020, the more than 200 Shell stations in Belgium will be added.
The benefits of the MAES multi-brand tank card
It is of course extremely easy that thanks to the MAES fuel card you can have your car filled up at more than 1,500 stations. But optimum coverage – which is not nearly as obvious with an own-brand fuel card – is not even the only advantage. What did you think about …
- Discounts on all your refueling in Belgium (except along motorways)
With the MAES fuel card you always refuel at an extremely competitive price. And not only are the fuel prices extra competitive; your MAES fuel card itself is, because you can request it completely free of charge.
- Transparent invoicing
You also retain control over your fuel costs, because you receive a monthly invoice that is extremely detailed and transparent. No more hassle with receipts!
- Deferred payment via invoicing
Thanks to this periodic settlement, you also benefit from free credit every month.
- Safe refueling
With the multi-brand tank card from MAES, you and your employees are protected against fraud and theft. Thanks to your personal pin code (which you can choose and change at the stations managed by us) you are the only one who can get started with your fuel card!
- Fuel card for Belgium
The MAES fuel card is at your service in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. If you also opt for the MAES Mobility Card extras, you can go to all stations in Europe outside Belgium where you can pay with Visa. Moreover, that card gives you access to a handy app, with which you can buy train tickets, see where the nearest parking place or car wash is, how much you have already filled up, and so on.
- Online management of your card (s)
A handy online module is linked to the MAES fuel card: “My MAES”. You do not only check your personal profile via that management module; As an employer, you also keep a close eye on the consumption of your employees, and you can, among other things, deactivate cards.
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Which brands can I use with the MAES fuel card?
You can refuel with the MAES fuel card at:
- Esso service stations
- Texaco service stations
- Octa + service stations
- MAES service stations
- Haan service stations
- Shell stations (from 2020)
But also at the following brands:
Fleet fuel cards for use with multiple brands
This type of fuel card is ideal for those who manage a large fleet, with or without different types of cars, each with their own fuel needs. The wide network of MAES has everything for the most varied fleet, from AdBlue to CNG and LPG. This way you give your drivers complete freedom.
A multi-brand fuel card for your transport company
Thanks to our cooperation with Eurowag, which offers integrated mobility solutions for transport companies throughout Europe, you as a transport company benefit from extra comprehensive services on top of the well-known service from MAES. The Eurowag fuel cards – there are several on the market, tailored to the different types of transporters who benefit from it – are multi-brand fuel cards specially for transport companies. This way you can tank competitively at 11,000 stations throughout Europe – not only at MAES, but also at Shell, Gulf, Texaco, Mobil and Lukoil.
The costs of a multi-brand tank card
A fuel card with which you refuel with multiple brands does not have to be more expensive than a brand name fuel card. For example, there are no extra costs associated with the MAES fuel card – think of ‘service fees’, start-up costs or other administrative fees that you pay at most other providers – and yet you can always count on an advantageous price at the pump.
The difference between a multi-brand tank card and an own-brand tank card
The big difference between a multi-brand and an own-brand tank card is of course already hidden in the name. With the latter type of card you will only find yourself at one’s own stations, while with a multi-brand tank card you can refuel with multiple brands (for example, you can refuel at Esso with a MAES card). A number of differences follow from this:
- The coverage ratio
A multi-brand fuel card logically provides you with a larger network.
- The size of the discounts
Own brand tank cards usually not only give a discount on the official price, but also an extra discount on the pump. However, with a fuel card from MAES you also benefit from a nice fuel discount and requesting a card is even completely free.
MAES Mobility Card: multi-brand tank card with extra options
Finally, does your team need a fuel card with even more options? Then the MAES Mobility Card is a good idea. With this all-in-one fuel card, your employees take public transport carefree or rent an electric scooter.