Gilbarco to Unveil New Fuel Dispenser for Travel Plazas at NATSO

First-of-Its-Kind to Offer Diesel and DEF at Each Fueling Position

GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - Truck stop and travel plaza operators at the NATSO Show will see North America's first fuel dispenser designed to offer Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and Diesel at the same fueling position. The Gilbarco® Encore® S DEF + 1 dispenser makes its exhibition debut at the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) Show, February 17-21, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL.

The new dispenser features an industry exclusive stainless steel mass flow meter that measures DEF accurately and reliably and is Weights & Measures approved. The dispenser is designed specifically to prevent DEF freezing and crystallization with a thermostat-controlled, heated cabinet and specially-designed optional hanging hardware. The hydraulics are stainless steel to protect against corrosion.

"Drivers clearly want the convenience of filling their diesel and DEF tanks from the same fueling position, anywhere on the island," said Chad Johnson, Marketing Manager at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. "Our unique design allows retailers to make the most of their forecourt space and allows for the card transaction to take place at a single fueling position, improving forecourt throughput. And Gilbarco quality means the retailer enjoys the lowest possible total cost of ownership for forecourt equipment."

75% of trucks on the road by the end of 2015 will require DEF, according to Johnson. More than 150 Gilbarco Encore S units that dispense DEF only are already installed in U.S. truck stops.

The new fuel dispenser operates as an Ultra-Hi flow diesel master that can work with an Encore S diesel Ultra-Hi flow satellite unit on the other side of the truck to fill both diesel tanks simultaneously. The master also offers DEF, minimizing the need for drivers to visit multiple locations for their fluid needs.

Options include:

  • 5.7" monochrome or 10.4" color screens
  • Bar code scanner
  • Alphanumeric keypad for entry of VIN
  • FlexPay™ Secure Card Reader
  • Contactless card reader
  • Call button
  • Intercom speakers
  • 5 button/incremental programmable preset
  • Two-level price posting for cash and credit pricing

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.

Contact Information:

For further information contact:

Lucy Sackett
Director Outbound Marketing
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Tel: (336) 547-5607
Fax: (336) 547-5890