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Gilbarco Veeder-Root – Hose Retract Cabinet Design

The Gilbarco Veeder-Root fuel hose retract cabinet is a forecourt pump which allows the user to extend the hose from the cabinet and access either side of their car when refuelling.

The design brief asked for a solution which allowed the hose to extend from the cabinet, was robust and economic to produce.

We engineered a design solution which provided good user ergonomics, ensuring that the hose was easy to pull out with a smooth retract. It also met both the costing requirements and regulatory approvals.

We worked in partnership with a specialist sheet metal fabricator to manufacture and assemble the working prototypes, which were used to test the hose retract system.

The design files were then transferred to Gilbarco to integrate into their PDM system for production.

The dispenser is in use on many forecourts around the UK.