Acquisitions & Appointments


    By Vending International on November 7, 2017
    4 Aces has appointed Jackie Venn to the role of commercial director and David Blake to the role of sales director. Both have been promoted by the packaging specialist from existing positions, as head of marketing and head of sales, respectively, in recognition of their shared contribution and involvement in the company’s planned growth. Jackie will take on a more […]
  • RBC Logistics acquires Brands 2 Hands

    By Vending International on October 31, 2017
    RBC Logistics has acquired the goodwill and assets of Brands 2 Hands, which came into effect on August 7. RBC Logistics, based in Milton Keynes, provides specialist logistics support within the vending, catering and IT equipment sectors. Operating across the UK, RBC’s two-man crews effectively plan and execute next day deliveries for their customers. Brands 2 Hands, based in Old […]
  • BWCA appoints new chairman

    By Vending International on October 23, 2017
    The UK’s leading trade body representing the water cooler sector, the British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) has elected Jon Wicks as its new chairman. John Dundon, who held the non-executive position of chairman for six years, has stepped down. Mr Wicks was elected by members who attended the AGM in Hinckley on October 4. He has had many years’ experience […]
  • Vianet buys Vendman

    By Vending International on October 6, 2017
    It has been announced that Vianet will purchase Vendman. Matt Lane, MD of Vianet, told VI exclusively that he was hugely excited by the acquisition and the prospects it brings. He added: “With over 20 years of experience in our relative fields of expertise both Vendman and Vianet, as a single company, will provide the vending industry with a proven and […]
  • Kettle Foods acquires Cornpoppers

    By Vending International on October 3, 2017
    Kettle Foods has completed the acquisition of Cornpoppers – a UK popcorn producer based in Wednesbury in the West Midlands. Cornpoppers was established in 1979 and is a privately owned family business supplying high quality branded and private label popcorn products to retailers and wholesalers. In 2016 Kettle Foods completed its acquisition of Metcalfe’s skinny popcorn – joining the UK’s […]
  • David Llewellyn appointed as new chair of the AVA Board

    By Vending International on September 28, 2017
    The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has appointed David Llewellyn as the new chair of the AVA Board. Mr Llewellyn, who takes over from David Ward, has worked in vending since 1994 covering many areas of the industry including operating, sales, logistics, production, along with technical and equipment sourcing. Mr Llewellyn is sales director, Europe for Seaga and has been with […]
  • Crane Co. strengthens connectivity with acquisition of Microtronic AG

    By Vending International on August 2, 2017
    Crane Co. has strengthened its technology portfolio by acquiring Microtronic AG, a manufacturer of closed-site and mobile payment solutions for the European vending market. Microtronic’s capabilities will be a great complement to Crane’s platform of electronic payment and connectivity solutions, which are available through Crane Payment Innovations. Eric Kaled, senior vice president and general manager for Crane Connectivity Solutions, said: […]
  • Herald strengthens its business development team

    By Vending International on July 13, 2017
    British manufacturer and importer of high quality disposables, Herald is reinforcing its commitment to the company’s ongoing plans for future growth by bringing on board an experienced business development manager. John Havercroft is joining the company with the aim of driving new business and forging new links across all sectors, while supporting the efforts of the current sales team. Mr […]
  • Huhtamaki strengthens its position as the leading foodservice packaging provider in China

    By Vending International on July 10, 2017
    Huhtamaki has entered into an agreement to acquire International Paper’s foodservice packaging operations in China. With the acquisition Huhtamaki expands its manufacturing footprint into the Eastern China region and strengthens its capacity and capability to serve customers operating in Northern China. Jukka Moisio, CEO of Huhtamäki Oyj, said: “I am very pleased to announce this acquisition. “It strengthens our operations […]
  • Tayto affiliate acquires second vending business in multi-million pound deal

    By Vending International on July 7, 2017
    West Country Vending Service has been acquired by Montagu Group, an affiliate of Tayto Group (TGL). The acquisition offers TGL access to an additional 5,300 operational vending machines across the South West of England and South Wales. The deal, which also includes West Country subsidiary, Hilton Vending, follows the April 2017 Montagu Group acquisition of Freedom Refreshments/LTT Vending. Paul Allen, […]