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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
SPOT M7 Mobile Terminal | Point Of Sales System (POS)

Gilbarco Veeder-Root provide a vast array of services  and petrol forecourt solutions on a global scale. Market  leaders in their field of innovation Gilbarco Veeder-  Root have developed a cutting edge range of outdoor  payment terminals to satisfy a multitude of needs in  automation.

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Monday, August 24, 2015
TLS 4

An increase in fuel sales at Lutterworth Ford garage highlights the need for an enhanced wetstock management solution.

Lutterworth Ford Garrage

Lutterworth Ford is a small yet successful family run enterprise in Leicestershire...

Friday, June 26, 2015
Insite360

Insite360 on tablet and smartphoneFor any company to effectively manage its products, business controls to support including sales, overheads, cash flow and stock control are essential. If its petroleum, then the latter is paramount as the art of stock control and its accuracy underpins the structure of...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Red Jacket

Which system should I use for my forecourt, Suction or Pressure?
When deciding which fuel pumps to install on petroleum forecourts with a budget that demands best value combined with efficiency and be low in maintenance, then submersible fuel pumps fit all of these criteria, being based on a pressurised system instead of suction technology.
The advantages become more apparent when the layout of the site using submersible fuel pump is at the design phase. Less pipework and less number of fuel pumps...

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Mobile Dispensers Solution

Have you ever thought about mobile fuel stations?

Mobile filling stations are becoming increasingly popular in remote areas throughout Europe. In countries like Sweden and Norway for example, areas with limited populations still require fuel dispensing, however a traditional manned forecourt would be an expensive option.

 What...

Thursday, September 04, 2014
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Background

The Euro VI regulation will be introduced from September 2014 and will require diesel cars to significantly reduce their nitrogen oxide emissions. An ambitious target from the European Commission is looking to reduce CO2 to 95g/km by 2020. Current regulation sets a limit of 130g/km.

 

How will this affect car manufacturers?

As a result of this stringent requirement, most car manufacturers have committed to using a...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Blog July disp

Many forecourt operators have ongoing losses or discrepancies related to their fuel wetstock. Depending on site conditions, Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Insite360 team predicts that the average loss of wetstock on a site in Europe is between 0.3% and 0.8%.

Due to the extremely low margin in fuel sales, it is an ongoing business challenge for operators to reduce these losses and increase their wetstock profits.

There are a number of vulnerable points on a forecourt which can impact losses in wetstock. These include the...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
WSM Blog

In any business, it would be difficult to understand stock losses occurring with no explanation as to how the losses occurred.

This is what happens though when fuel is unaccounted for at forecourts or commercial depots, and nobody is able to clearly explain where it is, or even if it was ever there.

This may sound far-fetched, but it frequently happens when such losses are accepted or written off. It would be unfair to blame complacency for this, as historically it is common practise and there has always been an ‘acceptable’ level of variance in the industry....

Monday, May 19, 2014

UNITI expo 2014 is an opportunity to explore new ideas, see emerging technologies in action and check out the latest market developments. However, with 10,000 attendees, 300 exhibitors and hours of presentations, there is plenty to cover.

To make life that little bit easier, we have drawn up our top 5 tips so you can get what you need from UNITI expo 2014.

1. Set your goals, and stick to them

Why are you going to UNITI expo 2014? Are you looking to acquire insights and expertise?...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Manual-Dipping-Blogv2

A leak on the forecourt could be damaging to your business. Typical clean-up costs can easily exceed €20k and there could be additional fines, charges and damage payments, not to mention the brand impact. Despite this, many fuel retailers still rely on manual dipping, an inaccurate and time consuming process.

In this blog, I will explore some of the issues around manual dipping and...