• De Jong DUKE Wins FD Gazellen Award 2018

    By Vending International on November 5, 2018
    De Jong DUKE, a Dutch manufacturer of coffee-espresso equipment, has been recognised for the third year in a row as one of the fastest growing Dutch companies by the leading Dutch financial newspaper, Het Financiële Dagblad. To be nominated for the FD Gazellen Award, a company must show a minimum revenue growth of 20% for an uninterrupted period of three […]
  • Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosk launches at Huddersfield University

    By Vending International on October 23, 2018
    Mr Lee’s Pure Foods Co stirred things up this month at Huddersfield University with a trial launch of the company’s award-winning, Noodle Kiosk vending machine. These digital, interactive noodle bars offer students 24/7 access to hot, healthy foods that are prepared quick for “on-the-go”, or a “sit down ready” meal. The nationwide roll-out aims to challenge how we purchase foods […]
  • Suzohapp machine passes Bank of England test

    By Vending International on July 16, 2018
    The Bank of England (BoE) has successfully tested Suzohapp’s banknote handling machine the Bill-to-Bill 300XE. The bank regularly tests automatic banknote handling machines to ensure they only accept genuine banknotes and reject counterfeits. Furthermore, the BoE publishes a list of machines that have passed the test in order to help manufacturers choose the banknote handling equipment most suitable to their […]
  • Award-winning drinks dispenser

    By Vending International on June 8, 2018
    The new Natura Hot’n’Cold drinks dispenser from BeviLaNatura has won a SCI Equipment Award at the Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) show. The drinks dispenser took the silver award in the Light Equipment category. With 4,000 international exhibitors from over 70 countries/regions, the FHA is a tradeshow synonymous with the food and hospitality industry in Asia and beyond. Jointly organised […]
  • 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 […]