GREENSBORO, N. C. – September 15, 2011 –Gilbarco expands its Encore family of flexible fuel dispensers with new models that are compatible with fuels containing up to 25 percent ethanol and new ethanol blender configurations. All standard flow Encore S dispensers are now available with hydraulic components that are compatible with E25.
In addition, the new Encore S 3+1+1 blender fuel dispenser offers a unique configuration that expands the site’s flexibility to offer the maximum number of products at the same fueling position. These additions to the Encore product family highlight Gilbarco’s continued focus in providing products that expand the retailer’s ability to profit from new fuels in the marketplace.
“Retailers are requesting products that provide flexibility in the fuel choices they can offer their customers. Increasing consumer demand for ethanol and other alternative fuels allows Gilbarco to support our customers’ desires to supply a full range of fueling options,“ said Chad Johnson, marketing manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “The Encore series flexible fuel dispensers give retailers the flexibility to offer their customers maximum choice.”
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Conference on Weights and Measures have approved the Encore S with the E25 option and have also approved the new blender dispenser up to E85. Gilbarco Veeder-Root offers the industry’s broadest range of fuel dispensers specifically designed for alternative fuels. All are covered by the same warranty and are available with the same CRIND® options as other Encore S models. Options include PCI and EMV-compliant payment systems and Applause™ Media System for forecourt merchandising.
“As a Growth Energy board member, we are proud to help build the nation’s Ethanol infrastructure,” said Johnson.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root will exhibit Encore S 3+1+1 model at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, October 2 – 4, McCormick Place, Chicago. Gilbarco Veeder-Root, booth 6432.
Photo caption: --- Encore S 3 + 1 + 1 dispenser offers consumers a choice of three blended grades, offered from a single hose, on the right. The blended grades could be gasoline or ethanol (where dedicated hoses are not required for different levels of ethanol). On the left side, consumers can choose from two dedicated hoses for unblended, straight products, which could be different ratios of standard gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, or diesel. Separate hoses are required for different ratios of ethanol in some states to mitigate the potential for mis-fueling.
About Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. 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. In fact, we help manage the business and maximize the bottom lines for 19 of the top 20 convenience store operators in the U.S.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Technology with a human touch.
For further information contact:
Lucy Sackett, Director Outbound Marketing
Tel: (336) 547-5607
Fax: (336) 547-5890