Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Barry Callebaut appoints sales director 

    By Vending International on August 3, 2018
    Barry Callebaut Beverages has appointed Tracy Southwell as sales director. With extensive knowledge and experience across multiple channels, Tracy’s appointment reflects the hot drinks manufacturer’s ongoing strategy to increase its beverage market share. With approximately 25 years’ experience within the food and beverage industry, Tracy has overseen the supply of a range of FMCG brands and B2B ingredients for companies […]
  • Three new board members for AVA

    By Vending International on June 25, 2018
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has announced three new board members. Neil Thomas, sales director at Care Vending, has been appointed as the AVA Operator Representative. He has played an active role on the board over the last five years and will continue to do so, as he wants to get involved in the key issues that vending faces in […]
  • New commercial director at ETNA Coffee Technologies

    By Vending International on June 11, 2018
    ETNA Coffee Technologies has appointed Peter Jager has as commercial director and participating member/shareholder. Peter, 45, has more than 15 years of experience in the coffee and vending machine business and the past seven years he has worked as channel development manager at Nestlé Professional Europe. Marketing manager, Petra Heusschen said: “We are confident that his international experience will be […]
  • Montagu Group announces acquisition

    By Vending International on June 1, 2018
    Just weeks after announcing the purchase of Cambridge Vending, Montagu Group has completed another major acquisition.  Montagu has bought the trade and assets of three businesses from AIM listed Uvenco UK PLC; namely Uvenco Vending, Snack-in-the-Box and Drinkmaster.  The deal was completed after the appointment of administrators to the various businesses. Montagu director, Paul Allen, said:  “When we recently announced […]
  • Packaging specialist acquires cup manufacturer

    By Vending International on June 1, 2018
    Huhtamaki has acquired the a 70 per cent share of CupPrint, Europe’s specialist manufacturer of custom printed cups manufactured in short runs. The 22 million acquisition of this Irish paper cup company enhances Huhtamaki’s digitalisation capabilities. It also allows access to the short run, custom printed cup market. The joint venture allows Huhtamaki to better serve the needs of independent […]
  • EVOCA acquires Spanish manufacturer

    By Vending International on May 21, 2018
    The EVOCA Group has acquired Quality Espresso S.A. (“QE”), one of the largest manufacturers of professional manual espresso machines and complementary accessories in Spain. Based in Barcelona, QE sells espresso equipment under the brands Futurmat, Visacrem, Italcrem and Mairali worldwide, and owns the Gaggia brand for the Iberian Peninsula and for most of the Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. With […]
  • Suzohapp appoints vending sales manager in Germany

    By Vending International on May 15, 2018
    Suzohapp has appointed Günter Kuhl as vending sales manager in Germany, with effect from May 16. With many years of experience within the German vending industry, Mr Kuhl brings to this position extensive knowledge and valuable expertise. Suzohapp acquired the primary product lines of Coinco in April 2018 and Mr Kuhl will lead the integration of all Coinco products in […]
  • New Chair, new office for AVA

    By Vending International on May 14, 2018
    Gillian White, who was recently elected to a board position with the Automatic Vending Association, is to take on the role of chair. Gillian was last month elected to take the position of machines and components representative She says: “I am absolutely delighted to take the role of chair of the AVA at an exciting time of change for the association. […]
  • Montagu Group acquires Cambridge Vending 

    By Vending International on May 10, 2018
    Coffee and vending machine supplier, Cambridge Vending, which has a strong presence in the east of England, has been purchased by Montagu Group Limited.  This is the Group’s latest acquisition in the vending sector, following the 2017 acquisitions of LTT, NIVO, eXpresso Plus and West Country Vending Service. The acquisition of Cambridge Vending provides Montagu with an additional 1,500 vending […]
  • Kevin Reed joins Tower Leasing

    By Vending International on May 10, 2018
    Tower Leasing has appointed Kevin Reed as national sales manager. Kevin brings over 30 years of finance experience and extensive knowledge within the vending industry. He said: “I joined Tower at an exciting time of growth and am looking forward to supporting and growing their offering within the vending market place. I am so thrilled to be able to support […]