Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Evoca Group appoints new UK and Ireland sales director

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
    Craig Jukes has been announced as the new sales director, UK & Ireland, for coffee machine and vending group Evoca UK, whose brand portfolio includes Necta, Wittenborg; Gaggia Milano and Saeco. “I firmly believe we need to change our approach to meet the demands of our customers and to recognise the speed at which the market is changing,” Jukes said. […]
  • Diane Hunter takes on AVA Board position

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
    The Automatic Vending Association has announced a new operator representative to sit on the AVA Board – Diane Hunter. Diane is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has over 25 years’ experience within the industry. The highlight of her career has been starting her own business ‘Apple Vending’ 13 years ago, which continues to go from strength to strength with new […]
  • Masteroast appoints new commercial director

    By Vending International on September 25, 2019
    Masteroast Coffee Co, the UK-based specialist private label roaster, has appointed Matthew Mills as group commercial director. Matthew, son of the original founders, re-joins the family owned business after a highly successful 15-year career trading green coffee on three continents, most recently based in New York. Managing director Andy Fawkes commented: “I am delighted to have someone of Matthew’s expertise […]
  • Catercost acquired by the EF Group

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Catering cloud-based service provider, The EF Group, has announced the acquisition of menu planning, nutrition and allergen management service provider Catercost. Through this acquisition, The EF Group which trades as e-foods, plans to expand its software platform to offer fully integrated menu planning, allergen compliance, purchasing and supply for all types of catering. Development has already begun on a new version […]
  • Vendmanager appoints new technical manager

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    SB Software, the maker of Vendmanager, has appointed Martin Olivant to the role of technical manager. With more than 27 years’ experience in vending, and most recently over 13 years at Express the market-leading operator, Martin has earned his reputation for “making things work” through his: technical excellence understanding of the market depth of experience. His expertise spans the full […]
  • Acquisition presents ‘exciting opportunity’

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Options Management has acquired Hilton Lane Associates Ltd T/a Boxlogix and the company will now be known as Options Management t/a Boxlogix. Paul Ure, group managing director of Options Management said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for both businesses. Both companies have similar cultures and synergies and share a passion for providing excellent goods and services. The acquisition will […]
  • Operator representative vacancy on AVA Board

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    The AVA has a vacancy for an Operator Representative on Board. If the company you represent is a member of the AVA, you can apply for this voluntary position. The Board meets four times a year and helps to shape and guide the workings of the AVA to ensure that member interests are best served. The successful candidate will benefit […]
  • Berry Global Group completes acquisition of RPC Group

    By Vending International on July 26, 2019
    Berry Global Group has announced the $6.5 billion acquisition of RPC Group. The combination of Berry and RPC creates a global supplier of valued-added protective solutions and one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies. Berry’s combined global footprint will consist of over 290 locations worldwide, including locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. The pro […]
  • Payment industry expert appointed MD at Nayax Japan

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Nayax has announced that Takane Nakamura has joined the Nayax family as managing director, Nayax K.K. in Japan. Mr Nakamura will be leading Nayax’s activities in the Japanese market. He brings years of experience and knowledge in the payments industry having spent the past four years as CEO and managing director at Ingenico Japan K.K. His depth of knowledge about […]
  • New chief manufacturing & supply chain officer at KeyMe

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    KeyMe, the rapidly growing consumer technology company that is disrupting the $12 billion per year access services industry has announced the promotion of Brad Weinshenker to chief manufacturing & supply chain officer. Brad has held leadership roles at several high-profile consumer hardware technology companies, including Outerwall where he scaled RedBox kiosks to tens of thousands of locations across the U.S., fundamentally […]