Acquisitions & Appointments

  • New face at photobooth specialist

    By Vending International on October 16, 2018
    Apple Industries, manufacturer of FacePlace photobooths, has appointed Francois De Freitas as senior director of marketing.   Francois brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in the photobooth market gained with former employer Photo-Me International. Apple CEO Allen Weisberg said: “We are delighted to welcome Francois to our growing and successful team. He has the equivalent amount of industry knowledge […]
  • New AVA representative to EVA exec committee

    By Vending International on September 12, 2018
    The AVA Board has announced that Stuart Coutts of Connect Vending has been co-opted on the board unanimously, to represent the AVA interests on the European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) executive committee. Connect has been an AVA member since 1998 and Stuart, who has been involved in a variety of businesses, is currently executive chairman of Connect Vending. […]
  • GEM Vending acquires Allen Vending

    By Vending International on September 12, 2018
    Nottingham-based GEM Vending, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, has announced the acquisition of vending operator Allen Vending. The acquisition makes the company the largest privately owned vending operator in the East Midlands. Steve Gallagher, chairman of GEM Vending, said: “Bob Allen and Alan Ball (of Allen Vending) have been our friends in the industry for many years, having […]
  • SUZOHAPP appoints new MD for UK and Ireland

    By Vending International on September 7, 2018
    Suzohapp has appointed Simon James as its new managing director of the United Kingdom & Ireland, effective September 1. Simon brings with him 20+ years of experience in the payments industry and is joining SUZOHAPP from Civica, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services. Prior to Civica, Simon held several senior international leadership roles during seven years […]
  • New president for Mondelēz Northern Europe

    By Vending International on August 29, 2018
    Mondelēz International has announced the appointment of Clive Jones as president, Northern Europe. Clive will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelēz manufactures and sells brands including Cadbury, Oreo, Maynards Bassetts, Ritz, belVita, Freia and Maribou. Clive joined Mondelēz International in 2017 as president, gum, candy, beverages and meals, Asia […]
  • 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 […]