Axpo is an established name in European energy trading and is a leading energy company. Other market players regularly honour us with the highest scores when it comes to rankings. Counterparties are assessed based on criteria such as price, flexibility, market-making, reliability, integrity and speed of processing.
Axpo trades in energy volumes and financial products on around 30 energy exchanges, via numerous broker platforms and direct with counterparties (over-the-counter or OTC). We trade in electricity, natural gas, crude oil, coal and biomass, as well as in diverse certificates such as CO2 certificates and green certificates for energy from renewable sources. We cover the entire timescale, from intraday trades to multi-year contracts.
Number 1 in the most important European markets
Every year, some 1500 market players and clients are asked to assess counterparties in energy trading according to criteria such as price, flexibility, market making, reliability, integrity and processing speed. Axpo has ranked among the top companies for years. In 2017, the company was once again voted the best power trader in Europe and also upheld its top positions in Germany, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. In Italy, Axpo achieved rank 2, in France rank 3. The positive result is rounded off with the number 2 ranking in the category „Research in power – Europe“ that Axpo has been awarded three times in a row.
Axpo was also able to maintain its good rankings in gas trading: In the worldwide ranking of „Natural Gas Dealers“ the company achieved 4th place and landed in 3rd place in the category „Research in Natural Gas (Europe)“. Axpo was also third in the category „Other European Hubs“, which includes various gas hubs in Belgium, Germany, France and Italy.
Rank 8 in the category „Best overall dealers“ rounds off the outstanding result. For the first time Axpo ranks among the top ten best commodity traders in the world. This category includes companies that mainly deal in oil, gas, power, fuels, coal, iron ore, metals and emission certificates. Major banks dominate the list. Although Axpo does not trade in all these commodities, the company successfully placed among the best in the world in this category.
Domenico De Luca, Head of Trading & Sales at Axpo, is pleased with the top rankings: „Today local presence, speed and agility are important. We recognised these customer needs early on and focused our strategy accordingly. The results of the survey among our partners and customers confirm that we are moving in the right direction.“