Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community
News » Equipment News

Kevin Eastwood - Executive director BOSS

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.

New SoakBags are fast and effective

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.

Cranberry Enterprise launches Twist & Taste

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

Premier innovation

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.

Implico IT system working well for Certas owner DCC

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.

Darcy Lane is new COO at LCM Environmental

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

Wilcomatic helps Waitrose with washes

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

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

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

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

Moto now offers AdBlue from the pump at all of its sites

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.

Global marketing push for Uniti Expo 2016

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 completes ADBlue installation across its entire UK HGV network

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 cracks hot food vending problem

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 acquires Vianet Fuel Solutions

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

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.

Larger wash units mean you can cash in on commercials

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

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

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."

Autogas renews pumps and nozzles across its network

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.

WheelRight makes checking tyres simple

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

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

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

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 PLX provides solution

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's new EPOS saves retailer lots of time

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.

UNITI expo organisers promise enhancements for 2016 event

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

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

Adler acquires MTB

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

Ma Fra introduces Italian chemicals

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.

Technology speeds up truck wash throughput

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.

CCTV developed for unmanned operation

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 invests in energy reduction measures

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 detects crooks planning drive-offs

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.

My Phillips 66 is the new portal for Jet retailers

By John Wood

Tokheim Eye shortlisted for business award

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

Cloud showcase

Wayne Fueling Systems showcased Wayne Cloud Solutions with industry partners Intel Corporation, Wincor Nixdorf, and Gas Station TV (GSTV) at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last month.

Costcutter's new secure portal puts its members in control

Costcutter Supermarkets Group has launched a new secure online portal called ActivHUB, which is designed to put members in control by providing access to all of their systems, documents and information in one place.

Heaps of praise for Wayne's new dispensers

Wayne Fueling Systems has said it has received positive feedback from the first customer installations in the US for the Wayne Ovation2 fuel dispenser. It said the feedback confirms that the Ovation2 fuel dispenser, which it says is among the most advanced dispensers ever built, helps fuel site operators build customer loyalty.

EQUIPMENT NEWS: Soup boost to NESCAFÉ & GO machines

Maggi Soups will now be available from Nestlé Professional for NESCAFE & GO machines, enabling operators to generate incremental turnover in the busy lunchtime period.

EQUIPMENT NEWS: Horn Tecalemit prepares to make an impact at APEA event

Dispensing technology specialst Horn Tecalemit plans to make an impact at next month's APEA event at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, with its fuel management systems.

Adding dogs to forecourts' washing facilities

A new dog washing unit, which the distributors believe is ideally suited to the forecourt sector, has been introduced into the UK from the US.

Eliminating costly risk

Forecourt operators are having to be extra careful about any potential risks on their sites as the rise of no win no fee lawyers leads to more and more claims, warns sign installation and maintenance firm Xmo Strata.

Karcher gives a fresh new look to North Wales car wash centre

A forecourt business in North Wales has revamped its car wash facilities with a new Kärcher makeover.

Wayne teams up with Intel for payment system

Wayne Fueling Systems has announced the launch of a next-generation electronic payment system (EPS) solution in collaboration with Intel Services using its 'Platform for Retail' software for operators in the US.

Franklin hose recall

Franklin Fueling Systems has issued a product recall notice for its one-inch Flex-ing-branded hose. The hoses affected are one-inch diameter but could be of varying lengths and have fixed or swivel fittings. They have date codes M1014 to M3014, and the affected hose models are FLHFR30X XXX and FLXHW30X XXX.

Xmo upgrades at BP

Xmo Strata has won a contract to upgrade 40 BP dealer sites to the company's latest visual standards.

Display aids delivery

Fafnir has recently launched a new addition to the VISY-X range of tank level gauges the VISY-TD display.

  • Weekly
    Retail
  • Weekly
    wholesale
  • Daily
    Average
Weekly Fuel Prices 26 June 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East116.3455.90124.84115.31
East Midlands115.68126.68114.83
London116.0057.57125.95115.31
North East114.7059.90124.65114.44
North West115.84125.61115.03
Northern Ireland114.85122.73114.35
Scotland115.9949.70122.05114.98
South East116.4558.90125.91115.57
South West116.13124.79115.18
Wales115.4656.90124.56114.28
West Midlands115.8457.40125.93115.11
Yorkshire & Humber115.56127.20114.93

Most read

In light of the recent terror attacks and potential added threat to safety, have you issued additional security advice to staff?