With the amazing Necta Festival on your catering team, you’re always open – even when you’re closed…

FestivalAt a time when the summer events season is still looking precarious, Festival, the drum vending machine from Evoca Group brand Necta, is guaranteed to be going ahead, whatever the restrictions or weather.

With an increasingly limited choice of drum machines available on the market, Necta’s Festival is the ideal solution for locations such as hospitals, educational institutions and so on, in which fresh food needs to be available 24/7. Plus, with lockdown restrictions expected to continue easing over the coming weeks, now is the perfect time to get offices ready for staff to return in numbers not seen since early last year. In workplaces where contract catering has itself regrettably fallen victim to the pandemic, Festival machines provide a way to provide staff with fresh, nutritious meals – round the clock if necessary.

When planning for staff to migrate back to offices, Festival machines offer a flexible, automatic catering solution, and allow the user to choose from a choice of snacks, sandwiches, drinks, fresh food, fruit and yoghurt. The secret lies in the fact that each drum can be individually customised to accommodate a wide variety of products, from fresh food, to non-food. In addition, with Festival it’s possible to stratify different temperatures inside the cabinet, which is perfect for offering consumers a choice between either just food or a combination of food and snacks.

To maximise up-time, Festival utilises independent drum rotation; so if one drum is damaged, out of order, or being serviced, the machine will continue to operate as normal. Moreover, Festival offers a large capacity and wide choice of configurations: it is available in 8 or 10 drum models, with variable drum heights and up to 36 compartments per drum.

Festival’s user interface will be instantly familiar to your engineers: they will have seen it on many of our recent machines. There’s also a large graphical display and a round FIFO – First In, First Out – shopper button to manage product shelf lives effectively. The enhanced electronics mean that it is compatible with up to 3 different payment systems, and is also capable of managing different prices within each drum. Combining Festival with Hi! enables operators to restrict products for different shift patterns, for example, ensuring product availability across the working day. Setting-up Festival is as intuitive as it is speedy and as you’d expect from a Necta machine, and likewise, the main consumer menu is easy to navigate.

If you’re searching the marketplace for a new drum machine that will make 24/7 catering a reality, choose one that comes with flexibility, aesthetic appeal; ease of use and ease of maintenance as standard. A machine such as Necta’s Festival: the smart solution for workplaces looking to offer a truly automatic canteen.

There are more Evoca Group stories on Planet Vending, HERE



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