In September 2012, Shell opened the UK’s largest ever service station with Tokheim selected as the fuel dispenser supplier for the ground-breaking site. The Cobham Service Area is situated on the M25 motorway in Surrey, England. With a staggering 24 fuel dispensers – made up of standard fuel, LPG, HGV Diesel and AdBlue® totalling 158 nozzles – the site in Surrey can serve around 3,400 vehicles a day. Tokheim is proud to be Shell’s partner for the project, with Tokheim’s Quantium dispenser range helping deliver fuel to some of the 150,000 vehicles that travel on the M25 motorway each day.
The launch of Shell Cobham was part of a huge investment programme for Shell, which has seen the company commit to bringing quality fuels to more UK motorists. The dispenser range provided by Tokheim includes the industry-renowned Quantium 510 multi-product dispensers with electronic vapour recovery and variable speed settings; high-speed Quantium 510 dispensers; a Quantium 510 LPG combo dispenser; and a number of Quantium AdBlue® tank and fuel dispenser combos.
Bill Arundel, Sales and Marketing Director, of Tokheim says that the business is proud to be involved in such a large UK project, as part of its global agreement as a supplier of fuel dispensers, retail automation solutions, service and maintenance to Shell filling stations. He says, “It is fantastic to see Shell’s commitment to provide better services to customers in this area; naturally we are very pleased to be the chosen supplier here and for Shell projects further afield. Our commitment to quality in terms of manufacturing and our ability to support our clients locally has proven to be something that is clearly valued by the market.”
Tokheim’s dispenser, payment and service solutions have been an integral part of some of world’s largest service stations including that of Shell Berchem in Luxembourg. Bill Arundel says, “It certainly is a positive when our solutions have been chosen for large projects such as this one in the UK, but that does not really reflect the variety of projects we are involved in each day. For instance, about a third of our business comes from independent retailers across the globe. The balance of our clients is a mix of major and national oil companies and hypermarkets. We have an extensive range of project management, dispensing, systems and service solutions from which all of our customers can choose from.”
We are very pleased to be the chosen supplier here and for Shell projects further afield. Our commitment to quality in terms of manufacturing and our ability to support our clients locally has proven to be something that is clearly valued by the market.