A new mobile payment system has been launched by Fuel Telematics Solutions Ltd (FTS). The technology which is available now means consumers can pay for their fuel via a smartphone (and soon via watch or car dashboard), while receiving highly targeted offers from the retailer.

wash management and control system technologies, has acquired PSD Codax, the UK-based car wash code entry and access control systems provider.

Green demo centre

01 June, 2016

Environmental services provider Adler & Allan has opened a purpose-built demonstration centre at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

P&C wins gold status

04 May, 2016

Forecourt specialist P&C Ltd has achieved Oracle Gold Partner status, which allows it to supply products and services to former Micros customers in the petrol and convenience market.

TLM launches hub

04 May, 2016

TLM Group Technology has launched its new Support Hub facility providing support to convenience and fuel sites across the UK.

Plumb takes top job

04 May, 2016

Nigel Plumb has been appointed managing director of DP Fuel Tank Services (DP FTS).

Franklin Fueling Systems has announced a five-year agreement with Shell encompassing the underground fuel systems available as an option across the branded network of 43,000 retail sites in over 70 countries.

Fuel management solutions provider Fairbanks has been crowned winner of the 2016 Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

Euro Garages has awarded vehicle wash specialist Wilcomatic a further three-year contract for maintenance and the supply and topping up of wash chemicals.

The MIDAS touch

07 April, 2016

Berrys reports that recent occurrences of UK forecourt misfuels/crossovers have led to a noticeable increase in enquiries for its MIDAS misfuel prevention system.

Adande at the NCS

07 April, 2016

Commercial refrigeration company Adande will be exhibiting a selection of models from its product range on stand H51 at the National Convenience Show, NEC, Birmingham, from April 18-20.

UKAS accreditation

07 April, 2016

Adler & Allan's dedicated fuel polishing and testing laboratory, located in Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, has gained UKAS accreditation, demonstrating its technical competence and integrity in the fields of evaluating and maintaining fuel quality.

Welcome Break has signed a three-year contract to adopt the Fairbanks wet-stock management service across its network after a pilot.

Lubricants can be a problem for both a forecourt owner what to stock and how to merchandise it and for the driver who is often unaware of what oil should go into their car, and also of the consequences of using the wrong oil.

If your business has been a victim of crime and you have reported the incident to the police, all you want to hear is that the criminal has been found, charged and convicted. Well, at BOSS, we don't just collect details about incidents on forecourts; we proactively pursue offenders.

nvironmental services provider Adler & Allan has launched a fast-acting flood defence system, SoakBags, which is designed to be quick and easy to deploy in flooding or chemical spill situations, leaving no ill effects on the environment post clean-up.

Dried fruit and nut snacks firm Cranberry Enterprise is launching its own Twist & Taste dispenser system on to the UK market.

Premier innovation

04 March, 2016

The Swansea-based construction arm of The Premier Group has won the innovation prize at the 2015 CBRE & Shell UK Supplier of the Year awards for its Premas1s software platform. The software was recognised for its technological advancements, enabling improved management, efficiency and best value that would not only streamline parts of its business operations, but also give The Premier Group's customers management, reporting and budgeting information. This enables them to have up-to-the-minute property and equipment information via web-based access.

rish conglomerate DCC, which owns Certas Energy, has tracked one billion litres of fuel through its French network since it implemented an IT solution from Implico.

Fuel specialist LCM Environmental has announced that Darcy Lane has joined its senior management team as chief operating officer.

Wilcomatic is helping Waitrose make using its car washes easier for its customers to use, with the installation of new bar code scanners at two of the supermarket's sites.

An eye on criminals

01 February, 2016

A new app and online service has been launched that enables forecourt retailers and members of the public to monitor forecourt crime both the criminal offence of drive-offs as well as the civil offence of 'no means of payment'.

Bin and glove solution

01 February, 2016

A new Forecourt Amenity Unit has been designed, developed and produced by Leafield Environmental. Named Centrum, the 1.4m high unit is a combined bin and glove/hand wipe dispenser with access on two sides.

Wayne certification

01 February, 2016

Wayne Fueling Systems' Wayne Fusion system has been certified by First Data to accept EMV credit and debit card transactions.

Moto Hospitality is claiming to be the first motorway services operator to offer AdBlue from the pump at all 44 of its HGV forecourts across the country.

The organisers of Uniti Expo 2016 have arranged a global marketing campaign to ensure it follows the success of Uniti Expo 2014 in attracting top decision makers and trade visitors from all over the world. "Success depends on international participation. Uniti Expo has consequently become a well-known name overnight," claimed Max Krawinkel of PWM, one of the event's organisers.

Moto Hospitality is claiming to be the first motorway services operator to offer AdBlue from the pump at all 44 of its HGV forecourts across the UK.

Westomatic believes it has cracked the problem of producing a vending machine that offers hot food of sufficient quality to satisfy today's demanding consumers.

Wayne Fueling, the US-based global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation and control technologies for fuel stations, has agreed a deal with Vianet Group plc to acquire its fuel management subsidiary.

Be polymer ready

12 January, 2016

With the Bank of England recently extending its paper-to-polymer transition to include £20 notes, Cashmaster International, one of the leading companies in the global cash management sector, is reminding retailers to keep ahead of upcoming changes.

Croydon-based vehicle wash supplier Wilcomatic is encouraging forecourt owners to install larger washes to cater for the large unmet market of commercial vans. For this it suggests units such as its new wider and higher Centus rollover machine.

Blu rolls out shutters

12 January, 2016

E-cigarette company Blu (UK) is rolling out branded tobacco gantry shutters. There will be over 10,000 shutters available nationwide and they will highlight both the e-cigarette range and liquid flavours.

Fifty years of service

12 January, 2016

Nigel Plumb and Kathy Early are this month celebrating the 50th anniversary of the foundation, by their father David Plumb, of the company that would later become DP Fuel Tank Services (DP FTS), of which they are both directors. Nigel Plumb said: "Over the years, the size of the tanks we work on has expanded. We have used the skills we gained working on service areas to clean and/or remove tanks up to five million litres, carrying out work for power companies and the MOD in locations as far away as the Falklands."

utogas has started an asset renewal programme of its pumps and dispensers across its 225-strong network. The move comes as part of a £1m investment programme linked to rebranding Autogas across its network.

Technology that provides instant tyre pressure readings for cars, trucks and buses, without the need to stop the vehicle, is being piloted at Keele Services on the M6 (southbound) this spring.

New payment provider

06 March, 2015

Markadis, which claims to be the newest merchant card payment provider on the market, has launched a new face-to-face, on the road, pay-by-phone and e-commerce card acceptance solution for retailers. Adrian Cannon, managing director at Markadis, said: "Our experience in the payments industry has shaped the belief that card acceptance should bring endless business benefits, not more hassle. That's why our customer service is designed to make sure that nothing gets in the way of our merchants doing better business day-to-day."

Wayne's Fusion launch

06 March, 2015

Wayne Fueling Systems has announced a global launch for the next evolution of its cloud-based technologies with the Wayne Fusion site automation system, which it says features a new hardware design with increased performance.

Expresso Plus is a hit

06 March, 2015

A Budgens/Shell franchise located between Shepton Mallet and Yeovil has become one of the latest forecourts to install an Expresso Plus Lavazza hot beverage machine.

Durapipe'e PLX pipework system is being used at Westmorland's Gloucester Service Station, a £40m project to construct two new service stations on the M5 between J11a and J12.

Nisa is trialling its new Epositive Evolution system at single convenience stores and will be rolling out the trial to fuel sites later this year.

The organisers of UNITI expo, the trade fair for the petroleum sector, have announced a number of enhancements for the next event.

OPV valves launched

02 February, 2015

Franklin Fueling Systems has launched the new Defender Series of Overfill Prevention Valves (OPVs).

Adler acquires MTB

02 February, 2015

Harrogate-based environmental services provider Adler and Allan has taken over MTB Environmental at Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton.

A company has been set up to distribute car wash chemicals from the Italian company Ma Fra in the UK. Tony Davies, director of Ma Fra Limited, said the superior chemical performance and reduced dosing were already bringing cash savings of 60% to 70% on the chemical costs of both rollover and jet wash operators.

Motorway services company Moto Hospitality has made considerable savings at its Truckwash facilities at Toddington, Donington Park and Cherwell Valley after introducing technology to improve customer throughput.

High-tech CCTV systems have now developed to a stage where they are a viable way of operating unmanned forecourts and allowing 24-hour operation of sites that are manned during the day, according to Farsight Security Services.

Jos Richardson & Son has taken the opportunity of a full refit of its Primrose Valley Service Station at Hunmanby, between Bridlington and Filey in East Yorkshire, to introduce a range of energy-saving measures.

BigBrother, the specialist forecourt security innovator, has launched AutoAlert, an interactive software module which allows site staff to recognise false or stolen licence plates prior to authorising a pump.

The Tokheim Eye forecourt security and retail system, which brings pumps, payment and imagery equipment together, has been shortlisted for a national business award.

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