Evoca UK Sales Director Craig Jukes, said: ‘We’re getting calls about our forthcoming Festival R290 vending machine. There’s clearly a gap in the market and Festival is bridging that gap.’
The Festival R290 from Necta is being hailed as smart solution for locations that are required to offer catering services 24/7. ‘Its not just a vending machine but a genuine automatic canteen’, Craig said. The extreme flexibility of configuration allows the user to choose among snacks, drinks, fresh dishes, fruit and yoghurt and the enhanced electronics of Festival offers advanced machine and product management capabilities.
‘It’s the most energy efficient machine of its type we’ve ever manufactured, thanks to the extremely efficient thermodynamic properties of the R290 coolant gas we are now using’, Craig said. Customers are focusing on Festival R290 as their solution of choice for locations such as hospitals and educational institutions.
Evoca is urging customers to make expressions of interest as soon as they can, to reserve stock. ‘Our policy, as always, is ‘first come, first served’ and that’s not just about Festival’, Craig added. ‘The same applies to all our equipment at the moment. Honestly, there’s not much sat on the shelves in the warehouse right now so we’d advise everyone to please, think ahead.’
Once upon a time, operators could order any vending or coffee machine they wanted, and it would be delivered in a matter of days… That’s no longer the case. And it’s not just vending machines: the time between ordering a new vehicle and taking delivery of it are also unprecedented.
The lead times, they are a changin’… Consequently, detailed forward planning has become a vital part of business management; hence Evoca UK’s recommendation that members need to think further ahead than usual and order stock early. ‘It’s a practical measure that businesses can take to ensure that customer service levels don’t slip to the point that our customers, and our customers’ customers, feel let down’, Craig concluded.
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