Gilbarco Veeder-Root Announces 150 Years of Fueling Technology Leadership

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Gilbarco Veeder-Root announces its 150th year of providing fueling technology and services, building on this legacy of customer focus with a celebration at the NACS Show, Booth #5921, in Las Vegas, Nev. In 1865, Charles Gilbert and John Barker founded the Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Company in Springfield, Mass., launching their original invention which converted crude petroleum distillates into gas vapor used to light buildings.

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In 1910, Gilbert and Barker designed and manufactured the first gas pump, called the T-1, based on the fueling needs of the motoring public, and the company has maintained its leadership position ever since. Over the years, they were the first in a number of other fueling innovation advances including the first automated pump and the first electronic pump. The company changed its corporate name to Gilbarco Inc. in 1966, moving from Springfield to Greensboro, N.C., the home of its current headquarters.

At the NACS Show, the company is featuring the only commercially available offering with everything a retailer needs for their EMV upgrades from one supplier. Technology highlights include engaging marketing applications such as food service ordering in-store and at the pump, forecourt merchandising and pump media, and an upsell platform at the point of sale -- all designed to help retailers "Get More out of EMV." Retailers can build a customized EMV upgrade plan with an interactive touch screen application in the booth.

"We are proud that the majority of leading retailers in the business have been long-time customers and consider it recognition of our commitment to this great industry," says Gilbarco Veeder-Root President, Martin Gafinowitz. "We look forward to providing outstanding fueling technology and services for another 150 years."

Gilbarco will host a Distributor Appreciation Reception in Las Vegas on Monday, October 12th, to thank their distributor channel for the critical role they play in this long-term partnership with customers. The week of November 9th, Gilbarco will host a series of celebrations in honor of its employees, culminating on November 14th with an exclusive open house and factory tour for employees, retirees and their families.

The company also announces the location and date of their 10th Annual Retail Technology Conference, inviting all retailers interested in growing sales through integrated fueling technology and marketing applications. This year's conference will be held in Hilton Head, S.C., May 17-20.

Learn more about Gilbarco Veeder-Root's 150 years at www.gilbarco150.com.

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 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.