Technical

VTO stations meet the legal requirements for public spaces and can withstand hostile environments such as airports and exhibition halls.

Construction and materials

  • Component parts are cast in moulds for accuracy
  • Glass reinforced plastic [GRP] body parts are flame retardant
  • Parts are extremely durable, water resistant and colour fast
  • Stations move freely on level ground
  • v5 pivots open and closed and is lockable after trade
  • V-stations are "dry-fixed" so do not require glues or welding to assemble
  • V-stations can be flat-packed to allow easy access to any site
  • Stainless steel is finished to catering quality
  • V-station hubs connect to service counters with a simple stainless steel pin

Branding

  • 2D branding can be over applied to stations and retail wall
  • 3D branding can be achieved by wrapping laminates, steel, acrylics etc

Services and installation

  • Water, data and electrical requirements are housed in the service hub
  • V-stations are fully assembled and certified for regional compliance
  • Water and electrical services are formatted ready to trade
Electrical:
  • Single phase or 3 phase electrical supplies, EU and US 110V are available
  • On-site services should be terminated beside or below the rear service hub
  • Purpose-built conduits are available to reach water over-head supplies
  • Soft armoured cable should be used on site to ease access
  • Services are independently tested and certified
Water:
  • Stations can trade using mains or bottled water
  • A fold-away trolley is provided where bottles are adopted
  • Pumps can be fitted to omit waste water
  • Waste can drain into an on-site waste pipe if positioned below the station
  • Stations have an instantaneous hot water boiler and one hand-wash sink

Environmental statement

VTO is committed to reducing any environmental impact it may have and to continually improving its environmental performance. The company undertakes to update this policy bi-annually in consultation with staff, stakeholders and environmental experts where necessary.

  • VTO is committed to reducing any harmful effects its operations may have on the environment
  • VTO measures its impact on the environment and sets targets for improvement
  • VTO complies with all regulatory requirements
  • VTO promotes recycling internally and amongst its customers and suppliers
  • VTO continually improves its product range to minimise environmental impact
  • VTO aims to offset greenhouse gas emissions
  • VTO trains staff to be aware of environmental issues and involves them in improving environmental performance
  • VTO encourages the adoption of similar principles by its suppliers
  • VTO is environmentally conscious in its decision making process
  • VTO uses licensed organisations to dispose of waste
  • VTO is committed to using local labour and materials where available
  • VTO seeks to minimise the use of non-recyclable materials
  • VTO will continue to develop environmentally aware manufacturing processes, including researching new materials, reducing packaging and re-using materials where possible
  • VTO seeks to reduce energy use, by: switching off lights and electrical equipment when not in use; optimising heating for minimum energy consumption and considering energy consumption when designing and purchasing new products
  • VTO restricts travel to necessary trips only
  • VTO promotes use of e-mail and video/phone conferencing
  • VTO endeavours to use 'green' vehicles and transport companies

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