For all media inquiries, including requests for interviews, submissions of editorial calendars, advertising packets, etc. please contact:
Global Marketing Communications Leader
Dresser Wayne® Brazil Celebrates Historic Milestone with 500,000th Fuel Dispenser
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 6, 2010) – Dresser Wayne (www.DresserWayne.com), a global innovator of fuel dispensers and technologies, marked a major milestone in the company’s history with the 500,000th fuel dispenser produced from its Rio de Janeiro facility. A commemorative gold‐painted Global Century™ fuel dispenser celebrates the employees, partners and customers who have contributed to 79 years of success and growth in Latin America.
“This dispenser is the culmination of decades of hard work, dedication, challenges, opportunities and progress,” Dresser Wayne Latin America President Manuel Lusquinos said during the celebration event. “We have come a long way since three employees first opened a small office here in the summer of 1931. Our achievements extend well beyond our company’s history. We have been, and continue to be, a significant part of the fuel industry’s history in Latin America and the world.”
Established in the United States in 1891 as Wayne Oil Tank Company, the company began to expand operations into Latin America in the early 1930s to serve the promising trend in automobile sales. The first office in Rio de Janeiro imported pumps, dispensers and parts from the U.S. plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Brazil office’s scope expanded quickly as the demand for fuel grew dramatically to keep pace with the automobile market. By the 1950s the company’s Brazil site had become a full design, engineering, manufacturing and service plant.
Today Dresser Wayne Brazil employs more than 300 people and is a leader in developing, producing, and exporting innovative retail fuel‐solutions and technologies. The facility covers 12,000 square meters, and is the point of distribution of products such as dispensers, point‐of‐sale and payment systems, as well as fuel‐equipment parts to more than 80 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The site’s commitment to exceptional safety, product quality and environmentally friendly business practices is recognized through ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.
Dresser Wayne has several events and programs planned to honour the 500,000th dispenser landmark. The company displayed the commemorative dispenser at the Expo Postos and Conveniencia in Rio de Janeiro this week to share its achievement with the public.
In addition, Dresser Wayne is launching a limited commemorative program for customers. The next 1,000 dispensers from Dresser Wayne Brazil will include a gold plate inscribed with a production number. “The commemorative plates are a wonderful way for our customers to participate in the celebration. We want to thank them for their loyalty to our company and for being a part of our success,” Cristian Bazaga, international dispenser marketing manager for Dresser Wayne says. “These dispensers are destined to become unique collector’s items in the years to come.”
About Wayne Fueling Systems
Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing. Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. www.wayne.com
8/6/2010 8:00:00 AM