News EVA renews partnership with Vending Paris
FREE hot-desking and meeting room facilities!
As many of you know, we’ve moved the AVA office to The Saunderton Estate in High Wycombe. In order to add even more value for existing members, we are now able to offer a FREE hot- desking facility. In addition, we have negotiated a 10% discount for members on a number of meeting rooms for up to 120 delegates at already extremely competitive rates. Please feel free to drop in and use the AVA Members’ office and services any time during office hours. Wireless internet is available of course, along with telephone and printing services for your convenience. The location is just 10 minutes off the M40 in between junctions 4 and 5. There is unlimited free parking and a great canteen for you to enjoy too!
Some forthcoming dates for your diary… • SCOTLAND Regional Meeting & AVA Burns’ Night, 16th March – Norton House Spa, Edinburgh
• NORTH Regional Meeting, 24th April – Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax • AVA Business Conference, AGM and Summer networking evening, 26th June – Forest of Arden, Coventry
• AVA Midlands Golf Day, 27th June – Forest of Arden, Coventry Please email Niki Graske on email@example.com
to book your place or for further information.
Automatic Vending Association Tel: 01494 568960 Web: www.ava-vending.co.uk
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Crane raises the Green Bar
As part of Crane Merchandising Systems’ ongoing efforts to be responsible stewards of the environment, the company is pleased to announce that all new machines are available with a CarbonNeutral® option. The CarbonNeutral option allows for the offset
of the unavoidable emissions of operating vending machines whether it be from the electrical consumption of the machine itself or the travel required to the machines for filling, servicing, etc. The purchasing of carbon offsets goes to finance projects elsewhere in the world that recapture an equal amount of carbon, a process that otherwise wouldn’t be financially viable or possible without the purchase of the offsets. The CarbonNeutral option follows other environmental
developments from Crane, including power saving software, and A++ EVA EMP ratings on both the BevMax cold drink and Merchant snack machines. When you combine these existing environmental initiatives with the CarbonNeutral option now available from Crane, there is no greener option available on the market today.
Further to the success of their partnership agreement two years ago, both parties have decided to renew the contract for Vending Paris’ 2012 edition, which will be taking place from 24 to 26 October, in the Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles.
EVA welcomes new media partners
New publications, Hostel Vending Portugal and Swiat Vendingu (Poland), complete the long list of EVA media partners. The list of loyal partners include: Auto Vending (UK), Vending Times (USA), DA Italia (Italy), Soft Drinks International (UK), Automatic Merchandiser (USA), Mundo Vending (Spain), Vending Report (Germany), Vending News (Belgium), and Hostel Vending (Spain).
The Inside Men are counting on Cummins Allison
Inside Men, the new prime-time drama on the BBC about a cash counting house heist, has been using high speed note counting machines provided by Cummins Allison Limited. Andrew Crowson, Managing Director of Cummins Allison UK, was
Cummins Allison staff meet with Inside Men’s leading man Steven Mackintosh
contacted last June by a member of the BBC Drama team to provide sufficient numbers of the right machines to create the set. Cummins Allison not only provided the machines but also trained
the actors in the correct use of the cash counting equipment to ensure authenticity. Cummins Allison’s knowledgeable staff also helped with advice on what the inside of a counting house looked like, and even ended up with one of their Service Engineers being hired as an extra to use the machines during filming. “We had a great couple of days on set helping to prepare for
filming,” said Andrew, “and we even met with Steven Mackintosh, the star of the show. One of our Service Engineers was on hand during filming to ensure that the machines didn’t interrupt the tight filming schedule and although the majority of the money used in the film was fake a small proportion of it had to be genuine for it to be counted through our machines - because of our equipment’s highly sophisticated counterfeit detection.” Cummins Allison has a range of coin sorters and note counters which
are used by a wide variety of industries not just banking and security but leisure and gaming, retail, vending, parking and public transport. The BBC hired two of the large Cummins Allison MPS machines, high speed note sorters which are able to process up to 1,000 notes per minute, and 20 of the smaller JetScans which can process up to 1,200 notes per minute.
Huhtamaki support Footprint Awards
Huhtamaki is once again lending its support to the Footprint Awards – the UK foodservice industry’s only Awards programme exclusively dedicated to rewarding contributions to sustainability and environmental excellence – as sponsor of the ‘Sustainable Use of Natural Resources’ Award. www.footprint-awards.com
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