Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd, a Glencore Group company, is one of the leading suppliers of petroleum products in South Africa and Botswana through its vast network of Caltex-branded service stations.

Astron Energy’s approximately 850 Caltex branded service stations make them one of the country’s top two petroleum brands. They are strongly committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, promoting education, health and economic development in an effort to build stronger communities and drive sustainable economic growth.

They own and operate the country’s third-largest crude oil refinery located in Cape Town, which has a capacity of 100,000 barrels a day, and a lubricants manufacturing plant in Durban.


FreshStop at Caltex is a partnership between two of the countries most respected brands, Fruit & Veg City and Astron Energy. FreshStop at Caltex was developed by the Fruit & Veg City group, in conjunction with Chevron SA (at the time), to create a world-class forecourt convenience format for the South African market. FreshStop, named International Convenience Retailer of the Year 2013, is South Africa’s fastest growing 24-hour convenience store brand. Twenty eight of the Caltex Eastern Cape forecourts boast a FreshStop outlet, with several more in the planning.