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Nottingham-based vending business wins three major contracts

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Cema Vending, the Nottingham-based vending machine and workplace refreshment specialist, has secured three major contracts with businesses across the region, as it celebrates a strong start to the year.

Joining Cema Vending’s offer are Castle Donington-based Mi Hub (which has added to their existing support package), the specialist science and technology academy NUAST and maintaining the education theme, Findel, which is based on the same trading estate as Cema Vending at Victoria Business Park.

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All three businesses were seeking covid-conscious solutions blended with the latest technology to support their changing refreshment needs, with Mi Hub adding infra-red operated water coolers to their existing vending contract, whilst NUAST were seeking a refreshment solution for their 6th form unit.

NUAST also selected biometric solutions for their fully branded Nescafe coffee solution, cold drinks and a food carousel, all of which are operated by the students’ fingerprints and linked back into their system so that purchases are deducted from students’ account balances.

Meanwhile, Findel has installed a temporary vending solution to replace their full canteen facility at their 400,000sq ft distribution centre, which has seen reduced usage due to the lockdowns resulting in staff numbers on site reducing, as Findel’s QHSE Manager Chris Leonard explains;

“As part of overhauling and expanding our people’s welfare proposition, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we turned to Cema Vending for their expertise in both vending supply and interior concepts. We have now aligned all our related business to them and consider Cema to be a key infrastructure partner for our Distribution Centre.

Cema Vending’s General Manager, Ian Perry adds;

“It has been a very encouraging start to the year, with a great many businesses now implementing plans to alter their catering facilities following the impact of Covid. For many, the pandemic has perhaps brought plans for a more flexible approach forward a few years and having solutions in place that do not require human resources is particularly important right now.

“Our work with Findel is a case in point here, it is all about flexibility for the modern workplace. We installed vending machines which benefit from accepting either cash or card payments to suit the user and are Covid-secure. Findel also plans to revamp its old canteen into a new relaxation and rest area which is more conducive to the workplace of the future and we look forward to working with them on that project.”