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On theWestomatic stand, the company was “flooded” with customers who wanted to experience the features and taste the lity coffffee from its new fresh-milk Primo Compact. ing manager Daniel Ta

Tanner said: “We have had so much

great feedback about our Primo Compact and, alongside continued excitement around the Elevate machine, this made the event a really positive experience for theWestomatic team.

expert team on hand to demonstrate the Vendotek contactless terminal.

Jill Bode, Vendotek UK business development manager said the show proved there was a definite change in att

ttitude towards

contactless payment within the vending community and the general attitude was no longer if to embrace it, but when to embrace it. She said visitors showed significant interest in the fact that the Vendotek solution offffers a direct merchant agreement with competitive rates and fast settlement of funds. “These are benefits that we know are top of the vending operators’ wishlists but cannot always be matched by other contactless equipment providers. “The Vendotek contactless solution is plug & play so it’s very quick and simple to install. It connects instantly via a 3G SIM enabling immediate service, providing rapid payments and more importantly competitive acquiring rates. Contactless provides the gateway for all types of purchase, whether it’s regular, scheduled or impulse – ensuring no sales opportunity is missed.” Many exhibitors used the show as an opportunity to show offff new innovations and one of these was the newly launched touchscreen Kolumna by Zerica – an internet connected under-sink chilled and sparkling

personalised video upload functionality, and mobil information, remote monitoring over the internet, comprehensive telemetry integrating real time water dispenser. The dispenser includes

One visitor to the stand commented: “I’ve never app and NFC enabled payments.

use of IoT is really i seen a water dispe

nser with so much technology. T eh mpressive.”

“With many customers placing Primo Compact

orders for their own Primo Compact right there at the show, we are

delighted with the response and look forward to seeing what the rest of 2019 brings for this brilliant little machine.”

Other highlights forWestomatic were its Elevate bottle vendor and its Sigma family of machines. The company took the opportunity to demonstrate the greater potential of the Elevate while simultaneously showing offff the new and improved front fascias of the Sigma range.


The Automatic Vending Association VA) team, which will be hosting VA Live in the summer was also present at Vendex Midlands.



Vendex North takes place at a new venue, The Centenary Pavilion, Leeds, on October 30. Exhibitor space has sold out but registration is open. | 29

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