Azkoyen presented its new Vitro Espresso Fresh-milk, Vitro Max and Zintro series, as well as the new digital price and touch technology features at Venditalia, the most important exhibition for the vending industry in Italy which took place on 4 – 7 May.
In relation to hot drinks, Azkoyen introduced the new Vitro Espresso Fresh-milk model, which uses fresh milk for the preparation of Coffee to Go style beverages, following market trends, and the Vitro Max line, of a larger capacity, which complements the successful Vitro series and that has achieved huge success in Europe and has become the most popular OCS/dispensing machine model in the British vending industry. Some specific models in the series include a multimedia screen with wifi technology to display product information, company announcements, etc.
Zintro, meanwhile, is a compact machine manufactured for locations with medium-level consumption and has 6 product hoppers and a 500 cup capacity in both its versions, Espresso and Instant. With a minimalist, compact, ergonomic and intuitive design, it attracts attention from consumers and can thus increase impulse sales. Vitro and Zintro are compatible with the Button Barista App, designed by Azkoyen, which allows services to be customised for the final consumer, allowing the coffee strength, the volume of water or milk and the amount of sugar to be adjusted to suit their taste by means of their Smartphone.
For the snacks and food machines, Azkoyen introduced the digital price system and the touch-pad. The first allows the on-line display and modification of prices and messages to be associated with each product in 8 different colours. In this way the user can easily identify the different types of products: healthy, promotions, special offers by expiry date, low-calorie, fresh produce etc. The Touch keyboard for product selection, on the other hand, is a method to boost sales, associating the direct selections to products with a higher margin or to several products at once (menu option). Both applications allow the operator to obtain greater income per machine.
Venditalia Milan is the most important international event in the vending industry, eagerly anticipated by all those in the Worldwide Vending market and where the most innovative technological solutions are launched. The top professionals and industry-related international companies were present at the exhibition.