• Apex celebrates future of industrial vending after 25 years

    By Vending International on May 18, 2018
    Apex Supply Chain Technologies started vending on an industrial scale 25 years ago with a single patent issued to Kent Savage, founder and CEO of the company, on 27th April 1993. U.S. Patent 5,205,436 was for Savage’s “Machine Tool Dispensing Device and System” which was created to automatically dispense cutting tools and other items at a Ford Motor Company manufacturing […]
  • Coffee in space?

    By Vending International on May 15, 2018
    This spring, the V&A Museum will explore the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow in its exhibition: The Future Starts Here, and among the projects showcased will Lavazza’s ISSpresso machine. The ISSpresso, a capsule-based machine designed by Argotec and Lavazza, will be one of 100 projects said to be shaping the world of tomorrow. The machine is […]
  • Red Dot award for Animo

    By Vending International on April 11, 2018
    After winning the iF Design Award for its OptiBean Touch machine, Animo’s new ComBi-line has won the Red Dot Award for its high quality and design features. Over several days 40 experts evaluated over 6,300 products from some 59 participating countries. Reinder Schortinghuis, managing director of Animo said: “Good taste isn’t just about coffee. The design of our products plays […]
  • Animo wins design award

    By Vending International on March 5, 2018
    Animo’s OptiBean Touch has won an iF design award. The OptiBean Touch won over the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its clean design lines and high-quality finish. Over 6,400 entries were received from companies in 54 countries. The main evaluation criteria are innovation and elaboration, functionality, aesthetics, responsibility and positioning. Animo’s newest […]
  • Parcel vending machine comes to Asda Trafford Park

    By Vending International on January 15, 2018
    In what’s described as a first for the UK, a new 16ft foot tall and 8ft wide automated parcel tower has been installed at Asda’s Trafford Park store following a successful trial by parent company Walmart in the US. The tower, which acts as a giant parcel vending machine, is located inside the store so customers can pick up their […]
  • Call to end ‘topping up’

    By Vending International on January 12, 2018
    A refrigeration specialist has spoken out against the practice of “topping up” vending machines with harmful Flourocarbons as a quick fix alternative to repairing environmentally damaging leaks. DGB refrigeration’s Gary Barlow says: “Topping up frustrates me and I think it is something we all should be very concerned about. It is illegal and has grave consequences for the environment.” As […]
  • SUZOHAPP receives ECB approval for Bill-to-Bill and MFL 

    By Vending International on January 11, 2018
    The European Central Bank (EC) has recently recognised two Suzohapp products for ensuring excellent banknote acceptance and optimal fraud rejection. The two machines are Suzohapp’s Bill-to-Bill banknote recycler and the MFL banknote validator. Both successfully passed the latest testing process in December 2017. “Security plays an essential role for us and we are proud to have comfortably passed the ECB […]
  • Suzohapp joins forces with Nanoptix

    By Vending International on November 21, 2017
    Suzohapp has announced a partnership with Nanoptix, a global provider of technologies for the gaming, lottery, kiosk, POS and amusement markets. The new agreement involves the global distribution of all printing solutions from Nanoptix. This new partnership reflects a new strategic direction for Suzohapp and represents its strong commitment to offer the most technologically advanced printing solutions. Nanoptix has over 20 […]
  • Zytronic touch sensors double vending machine capacity

    By Vending International on June 29, 2017
    Amtek, a leading Italian manufacturer of self-service vending machines has doubled its capacity by switching to a user interface based on a Zytronic projected capacitive touch sensor. The new electronic vending machines can also hold a much wider range of product, and deliver detailed sales reports in real time allowing stock to be tuned to local demand. Matteo Ruggieri, owner […]

    By Vending International on March 20, 2017
    Valbrembo (Bergamo), 16 March 2017 – N&W Global Vending S.p.A. (“N&W”) has announced that it completed the acquisition of Saeco Vending S.p.A. (“Saeco”). The deal – granting the licenses to use the well-known Saeco and Gaggia brands in the professional coffee machines market – will enable N&W to grow substantially in the Office Coffee Service (OCS) segment, strengthen its Vending […]