Gilbarco Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary of Vontier
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1870; 154 years ago (1870) in Springfield, Massachusetts[1]
HeadquartersGreensboro, North Carolina
Key people
Aaron Saak, President
ProductsFuel Dispensers
Automatic Tank Gauging
Point of Sale Systems
Revenue$1250 million USD (2019)
Number of employees
~4,000 (2015)
ParentVontier
Websitewww.gilbarco.com

Gilbarco Inc., doing business as Gilbarco Veeder-Root, is a supplier of fuel dispensers, point of sales systems, payment systems, forecourt merchandising[2] and support services.[3] The company operates as a subsidiary of Vontier and its headquarters are in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. It employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide, with sales, manufacturing, research, development, and service locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.[citation needed]

Regional offices are located throughout the US and Canada, and in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Brazil and Argentina.[citation needed]

The company's manufacturing and development facilities are located in Greensboro, and in Simsbury, Connecticut, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Lakewood, Colorado, Tipp City, Ohio and Davenport, Iowa. International manufacturing and development locations include the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, India, China and Brazil.[citation needed]

History

The company was founded under the name Gilbert & Barker in 1870 by Charles Gilbert and John Barker in Springfield, Massachusetts, and by 1911 had introduced the first measuring gasoline pump.[1][4] The company was renamed as Gilbarco in 1929.[citation needed] For nearly 100 years Gilbarco was an affiliate of what is today the Exxon Mobil Corporation until it was later acquired by the British engineering company GEC in 1987. Among Gilbarco's first products was a simple oil burning lamp, which was given away in China and other places to increase the purchase of lamp oil.[citation needed] That lamp was so popular within the Exxon culture that it was the inspiration for the name of Exxon's in house magazine "The Lamp" until that publication was discontinued in recent years. In 1999 GEC renamed itself to Marconi and Gilbarco became Marconi Commerce Systems.[5] In 2002 Gilbarco was acquired by the Danaher Corporation, parent company of Veeder-Root and Red Jacket companies, and became Gilbarco Veeder-Root.[6]

Although the company spent its formative years in Springfield, Massachusetts as well as West Springfield, Massachusetts, being the largest employer in the latter by the 1960s, in 1965 it moved all of its offices and manufacturing to North Carolina, citing labor and material costs.[1][7]

In 1984 Gilbarco launched one of U.S. first and, at the time, most successful instances of lean manufacturing called CRISP: Continuous Rapid Improvement System of Production.[citation needed] As a result, in 1994 Gilbarco's United States manufacturing plant in Greensboro, North Carolina was designated by Industry Week Magazine as One of United States Ten Best Plants. After Gilbarco was acquired by Danaher, the Gilbarco CRISP system was extended and adopted company wide and ultimately evolved into what is today known as the Danaher Business System.[citation needed]

In 2002, the Gilbarco and Veeder-Root companies combined into one marketing brand.[citation needed]

In May 2008, the company launched the website AskAboutPCI.com, as a reference for convenience store retailers to learn more about the Payment Card Industry (PCI) rules, regulations, and deadlines.[8]

Gilbarco Veeder-Root was featured on the June 14, 2008, episode of the television show John Ratzenberger's Made in America.[9] Danaher spun off several subsidiaries, including Gilbarco Veeder-Root, in 2016 to create Fortive.[10]

In May 2019, Gilbarco Veeder-Root announced that after extensive testing of Passport version 11.04B, CITGO Petroleum Corporation released EMV acceptance software for retailers at the forecourt. Along with EMV, Version 11.04B brings Passport EDGE to the CITGO network and is now available to CITGO branded sites with Gilbarco Veeder-Root dispensers. Passport EDGE is Gilbarco’s new tablet-based POS system for small businesses, available as a low cost subscription, and EMV-ready indoor and outdoor acceptance.[citation needed]

On August 31, 2022, Vontier announced its acquisition of Invenco, which would become part of Gilbarco Veeder-Root.[11] Nearly a year later, Gilbarco Veeder-Root Retail Solutions announced it would change its name to Invenco by GVR, with Passport, Orpak, Insite 360 and DOMS part of the brand.[12]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Company History". Gilbarco Veeder-Root. 2020. Archived from the original on 30 May 2023.
  2. ^ Pumping Up In-Store Sales, C-Store Decisions, February 2009
  3. ^ NACStech Show Floor Report, CSPnet.com, May 2009
  4. ^ "Manual Crank Gasoline Pump, circa 1915". The Henry Ford. Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Retrieved 30 May 2023. Gas pumps provide drivers with an easy way to put gasoline in their cars. This gas pump, made by Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Company, dates from about 1915. Gilbert and Barker introduced the first measuring gas pump in 1911. Customers, however, could not see the gasoline. They had to rely on the pump's accuracy and the gas station owner's honesty.
  5. ^ "Gilbarco Company Overview". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Gilbarco rides again. (Dateline).(Danaher Corp. acquires Marconi Commerce Systems Inc.(formerly Gilbarco Inc.))". Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  7. ^ Orr, Douglas M. "The Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Company: An Industrial Relocation". Southeastern Geographer. University of North Carolina Press. VII: 13–21.
  8. ^ Gilbarco Launches AskAboutPCI.com, Convenience Store Decisions, May 2008
  9. ^ John Ratzenberger's Made In America
  10. ^ Zacks Equity Research. "Danaher Completes Fortive Spin-Off, Trading to Begin Today". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Vontier Completes Acquisition of Invenco". Globe Newswire. 31 August 2022.
  12. ^ Craver, Richard (17 July 2023). "Gilbarco Veeder-Root rebrands retail solutions unit". Winston-Salem Journal.
  13. ^ "ANGI Energy". www.angienergy.com. Retrieved 2 April 2023.