Gilbarco Announces New Compressed Natural Gas Dispenser Featuring Enhanced Safety, Faster Fill Rate

GREENSBORO, N.C., October 2, 2013— Gilbarco Veeder-Root, the global leader in petroleum refueling equipment, today announced a new Encore compressed natural gas (CNG) dispenser that best positions retailers to capitalize on the increasing popularity of alternative fuels. As the newest member of the Encore product line, the CNG dispenser features a familiar refueling experience and seamless upgrade path, with superior safety features and a faster fill rate.

“The Encore CNG dispenser's flexibility, efficiency, and fast fill rate make it the first CNG dispenser of its kind,” said Travis Bouck, vice president of marketing, North America, for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “With the Encore CNG dispenser, retailers can confidently take part in the growth of this high-margin alternative fuel.”

The Encore series is well-known in the industry for its low-maintenance and high-return-on-investment proposition. The new CNG dispenser brings a number of new features to the market, such as integration into all existing payment security and loyalty systems, allowing it to tie into the current forecourt controller. The dispenser also has enhanced safety features, such as built in carbon and motion sensors. The added capability to dispense environmentally-friendly fuel enables retailers to enhance their green initiatives, and maximize branding and sales opportunities.

The Encore CNG dispenser will be featured at this year’s Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing (NACS) Convention, October 12-15, 2013, in Gilbarco Veeder-Root booth #4217.

CNG is a highly pressurized fossil fuel that acts as an alternative to gasoline, diesel and LPG. Popularly known as the “green fuel” because of its environmentally friendly characteristics and its cost effectiveness in comparison to gasoline and diesel, CNG is quickly turning into the most preferred alternative fuel worldwide.

About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations and services. We offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. www.gilbarco.com

For further information contact:
Andrew Syzek, Commercialization Manager
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Tel: (336) 547-5460
e-mail: andrew.syzek@gilbarco.com