Top refinery in Europe

Every year, PCK turns about 12 million tons of crude oil into

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Fuel oils
  • Liquid gas
  • Bitumen
  • Jet fuel
  • Sulphur
  • Aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylenes)
  • Energy (electricity, steam)

PCK produces about 20 different qualities of fuel to meet a wide range of demands of the market. PCK was one of the first refineries in Germany to employ biofuels and is a major manufacturer of high-quality biofuel components itself. Of course, all our fuels are free of sulphur.


We produce 20 different types of fuel.

50 %

of the electricity we generate is fed into the federal state grid.

PCK forms a consortium refinery with its shareholders:

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PCK business segments

Efficient processing thanks to an innovative residue concept

PCK is a residue-free refinery. The final crude oil components that cannot be used otherwise are converted into electrical energy in the power plant (combined heat and power). This modern power plant supplies district heating to the city of Schwedt. Three stages of flue gas cleaning guarantee that more than 90 percent of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust are eliminated.

Eco-friendly logistics

PCK enjoys a strategic location on the Druzhba pipeline, which supplies Germany with 25 percent of its crude oil from a crude oil pipeline that is approx. 5,000 km in length. The Rostock-Schwedt pipeline provides PCK with crude oil in addition.

Berlin is supplied via the Seefeld product pipeline. Jet fuel is carried to Tegel airport by tank truck and to Schönefeld airport by rail tank cars.

Our logistics concept is one of a kind in its eco-friendliness.

The products are distributed as follows:

60 %

by rail

27 %

by pipeline

13 %

by road

Hazardous waste disposal

PCK Raffinerie GmbH operates a hazardous waste disposal plant.

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Our corporate culture

Our corporate culture – our PCK

PCK's success is founded on the personal commitment of each and every employee.

PCK employees from all divisions have come together to develop the PCK code of conduct. It outlines the rules of conduct within the team, with partner companies, suppliers and authorities in their day-to-day work.

  • We use our raw materials and resources to their full potential.
  • We draw on our creativity and are constantly improving ourselves.
  • We focus on solutions and work in teams.

Every employee is expected to apply the discipline required to perform his or her tasks efficiently and safely.

  • We are professionally and socially competent.
  • We work routinely, reliably with the goal in mind.
  • We draw on our skills to deliver excellent results.
  • We are constantly seeking further training.

Our success relies on business relationships based on trust. All parties benefit from this trust. This plays into professional behaviour as much as efficiency and entrepreneurial thinking.

The key to maintaining mutually beneficial business relationships is to not only focus on the needs of stakeholders, but to display honesty, respect and responsibility in our dealings with them.

This applies to our partner companies, contractual partners and authorities. Professional competitiveness should always go hand in hand with proper and fair conduct.

  • We see diversity as a gift.
  • Gender or age, marital status or skin colour, culture or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or illness, religious affiliation or world view do not affect how we treat each other.

A culture of equal opportunities, trust and mutual respect is of utmost importance.

We treat all colleagues equally, regardless of gender, age, illness, marital status, skin colour, culture, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, religious affiliation or world view.

Our employees are assessed on their performance only and are deployed according to their skills and knowledge. In turn, each employee contributes to the company to the best of his or her ability within the scope of his or her potential/skill set.

PCK does not tolerate any unlawful behaviour within the scope of the employment relationship.

  • We benefit from excellent communication with other specialist departments.
  • We have the courage to ask questions.
  • We communicate openly.
  • We share our knowledge with others.

Each colleague shares crucial information with others and in turn gathers all required information to be able to fulfil his or her tasks.

At PCK, we attach great importance to open and accurate reporting and communication concerning our business transactions with our shareholders, employees, business partners and the public.

We ensure that all communication about our company is justified and appropriate. Communications must be true, accurate and must not be deceptive.

Insufficient or incorrect information can have a detrimental effect on PCK’s reputation and business. Confidential information must be protected.

It may only be disclosed if permission has been granted.

Our corporate responsibility

As an employer in the region, we bear a high level of social responsibility. For us, responsible and sustainable action has long been part of our strategy. Since 1994, PCK has carried the Social and Environmental Seal of Approval and is certified according to ISO14001 with regard to its social and ecological behaviour.

Unsere Unternehmensziele

Unsere Führungsgrundsätze

Health, Safety, Environment & Energy and Quality

Unsere Energiepolitik

Further topics included in our corporate policy:

As a responsible company, we strive to treat our neighbours with care, compassion and respect. We are a reliable partner and an attractive employer and take our social responsibility seriously. This boosts the appeal of the region and of our company.

As a partner, PCK primarily supports sports clubs, schools and cultural institutions. One key aspect of our activities is to promote young people.

Education is the key to the future of our children and the development of our society. Support must start early: PCK supports day care centres in the city of Schwedt and the surrounding region.

As a major crude oil company in the State of Brandenburg, we want to spark interest in science among young people. Within the framework of school excursions, pupils are given the opportunity to experience our refinery live and learn about the technological processes of crude oil processing.

Once a year, PCK awards the “Preis für Naturwissenschaftliche Exzellenz” (Prize for scientific excellence) to school pupils in their final “Abitur” year from Schwedt. This prize is awarded annually to two such pupils each from the Carl Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium and the Talsand Schwedt/Oder Gesamtschule. It honours outstanding achievements in the natural sciences, both in and outside of school, and the social and community commitment of the prize winners. Each PCK “Preis für Naturwissenschaftliche Exzellenz” winner is awarded 1,200 euros.

PCK is the largest sponsor in the cultural, sports and social sector in its region.

Call for proposals for the award of the
"PCK-Preis für Naturwissenschaftliche Exzellenz" 

(Prize for scientific excellence)

PCK Raffinerie GmbH strives to boost the culture of learning in the Uckermark region and encourage young people’s interest in science. For this reason, the company awards six prizes each year to school pupils who are in their final “Abitur” year in the Uckermark region attending a Gymnasium or a Gesamtschule. PCK thus honours pupils who have achieved outstanding results in the natural sciences and who have demonstrated a high degree of social or community commitment.

The prize is endowed with 1,200 euros per pupil.

Pupils who began their education in schools in the Uckermark region but are sitting their final “Abitur” exams outside the district may also apply for this prize.