In August 2010 Wissol Group acquired legendary football club Torpedo Kutaisi. For the first time, the team’s new owner gave the historical name back to the club and plans to invest 2 million GEL annually for its development.
“Kutaisi Torpedo is really a grand footprint of our history and Wissol will take all the necessary steps to make it Georgian football’s dream team. We are going to develop the club in four main directions. Our first steps will be providing it with the needed infrastructure, equipping it with a contemporary training base. And secondly we are going to strengthen the team itself by experienced players from the supreme league. The third direction deals with increasing the number of fans and we believe in the support of residents of Kutaisi in this regard. As of a fourth step we are going to improve the infrastructure for children and we are certain that in this newly built sport complex many prominent footballers will be trained,” declared Levan Pkhakadze, Head of the Supervisory Board of Wissol and the Kutaisi Torpedo President.
The Wissol Group, one of the largest commercial groups in Georgia, is the leading player in the energy sector. Since 2007 the group has been represented in the market by its sub-brands: Wissol Petroleum Georgia, Wissol Gas, Air Wissol, Wissol Bunkering and Wissol Gas Distribution Company. Wissol is the first and only oil company in Georgia which has received an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certificate, having held this since 2006.
Supporting Georgian Sports became a corner stone in Wissol CSR activities. Wissol has built 4 most modern sport centers at different locations in Tbilisi. Within the framework of the project 3 rugby stadiums and 4 modern football pitches have been constructed. Wissol has also built a 200 meter open, modern cycle track in Didi Digomi according to the project of a famous sports architect Sander Douma. Wissol has developed sport complex for wrestling and judo sports and developed in-house sports complex for playing and conducting matches in mini-football, basketball and volleyball. Sport Complexes care about healthy future of up to 3000 children per month in total. Wissol is the official sponsor of the Georgian Football Championship. In 2008 Wissol acquired Rugby Club Kochebi (braves) which already participates in championships under the name `Wissol - Kochebi”. In 2009 Wissol established football club `Wissol Avaza”.