Shell is a global energy company with more than 85,000 employees in 70 countries. The company’s main areas of activity are exploration and production of oil and gas as well as the manufacturing and marketing of oil products, petrochemicals and natural gas. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, with headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Shell’s aim is to help meet the world's growing demand for energy in a responsible way.
Shell’s presence in Germany stretches back over a hundred years. Around 4,000 members of staff ensure that each day over a million motorists can fill up at Shell service stations in Germany, airlines are supplied with aviation fuel, shipping companies with marine lubricants, and industrial customers with petrochemicals or natural gas, for example. Shell is engaged in the production of oil and gas and operates several refineries for processing crude oil. Great emphasis is placed on innovation at Shell. The Shell Technology Centre in Hamburg is one of the leading Research & Development facilities within the international Shell group.