GO, part of the Cookstown based energy company the LCC Group, is set to open
its second fully automated site at Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim on September 20, 2010.
The new site in Carrickfergus follows the successful opening of LCC’s first GO pay@pump site in Cookstown in August 2008. The company said its philosophy was to offer competitive pricing along with convenience and time efficiency. As with Cookstown, the 24 hour site will be run solely by pay@pump technology provided by HTEC Ltd.
Go claimed competitive pricing and convenience in the current financial climate had proved to be extremely successful and ’drive-offs’ eliminated. "Customers like the convenience of being able to fuel 24 hours a day, particularly parents with young children who don’t want to leave their children unattended in the car," said LCC marketing manager Lynn Barker.
"The site is fully automated which means there’s no requirement for it to be manned or have an adjoining shop" she said. "Although this is an unsual system for Northern Ireland, it’s very simple to use and has the advantage of reducing the station’s overheads. This translates into competitive fuel prices for our customers and, given the current climate, we felt it was the right time to introduce another site of this nature."
"The forecourt format is very easy to use - customers simply drive to a pump where they’ll be prompted to insert a credit or debit card, enter their PIN number, fill their tank as required, replace the nozzle, collect the receipt and drive off."
"We accept all major credit cards and debit cards and supply a complete fuel package, including: unleaded petrol, super unleaded, diesel, gasoil and kerosene (home heating oil)."