Worldline expands the roll-out of WL Petrol & Energy Suite throughout Italy

Worldline (Euronext: WLN), a global leader in payments services, has launched its WL Petrol & Energy Suite in Italy, following a successful roll-out in Benelux and Spain. The move will strengthen collaboration with Worldline’s long-standing partner in the region, Fortech S.r.l., who, as leading industry integrators and innovators, is focused on revolutionizing the concept of the fuel station of the future.

Fortech and Worldline have been a part of a successful partnership since 2011. This partnership was focused on Fortech installing Worldline terminals. Now taking advantage of some of the WL Petrol & Energy Suite features, Fortech will be in a position to propose a full–service approach in the Petrol & Energy market across Italy.

This collaboration will offer Italian customers a completely new perspective on petrol stations and deliver an enhanced, full-service offer ranging from commercial acquiring and terminals to a broad range of value-added services including Worldline’s digital wallet platform, WL Pay & Drive, EV Charging solution, Dynamic Currency Conversion solution and more. Worldline now has the ability to support customers in their local PagoBancomat program, thanks to the acquisition of Axepta Italy.

The retail fuel market continues to evolve rapidly across Europe, including such developments as remote reservation and payment at electric charging stations, or directly to pump via smartphone, ‘queue busting’ solutions in shops, and the provision of multi-service Outdoor Payment Terminals (OPT) for bill payments. Fuel companies and service station operators are increasingly collaborating with experts to respond to these trends. Fortech products such as SmartOPT, SmartWASH and SmartOPT are used by fuel and carwash stations to offer self-service options. These products have been deployed at over 6000 and 1000 Worldline terminals respectively.

Massimo Banci, Fortech Commercial Director, Comment: “For more than 10 years we have chosen Worldline because, in addition to being the market leader in payment systems, Worldline has demonstrated its extreme reliability. It is a brand that evolves and stays at the forefront of payment technology solutions. It is important that we emphasize that at this time, we have created a customized version of Worldline software to give the best market experience for our particular sector.

“This customization, which is the result of synergistic work between Fortech and Worldline, has allowed us to create the perfect solution for Italian points of sale and both expands and enhances our mutual collaboration to deliver what our customers want.”

Michel Rudolf von Rohr, Global Head of Petrol & Energy at Worldline, Additional: “Our launch in Italy is a milestone moment for the WL Petrol & Energy Suite as we continue its successful roll-out into the wider European marketplace. We are thrilled to work with Fortech, a long-standing partner and one of the most respected integrators. It confirms the ambition of our two companies to combine our collective expertise to support and anticipate the future needs of the petrol and Electric Vehicle charging market.”

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