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GEM Vending - Employing Local People for East Midlands Customers for 50 Years

GEM Vending – Employing Local People for East Midlands Customers for 50 Years

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GEM Vending Ltd based in Nottingham, are celebrating 50 years of local service to the East Midlands in 2018.

 

 

Back in the 1970s with no computerised systems GEM had 15 field operators servicing 300 machines daily to produce instant coffee and tea drinks in small cups.

What a change to the large paper cups vended today!

GEM Vending’s current owner, Steven Gallagher, joined the Company in February 1972 as Operations Manager and gained a thorough understanding of every aspect of the business before finally getting the opportunity of a management buyout in 1993.
Today 6 of his original employees still work at GEM bringing with them over 160 years of combined experience.

 

During the 1980’s and 1990’s the Company started manufacturing their own machines called the Diamond range. Much of this amazing technology still forms the basis of modern machines today. The Diamond 8 series won an international award in 1995 for design and innovation.

Following the management buyout the GEM team focused on operating and servicing machines in the field, investing in the best machines in the British manufacturing industry. Many of which, due to their reliability and innovation, remain strong partners for GEM Vending today.

 

Moving to a new head office in 1999 gave GEM Vending the opportunity to grow further and successfully take over 4 smaller local companies integrating them smoothly into their existing operation, creating and securing more local jobs in the area. 2011 saw the introduction of a unique and innovative approach to healthier choices within vending. QR codes placed on 1500 machines in the East Midlands gives communities and workforces free nutritional information on every product prior to making a purchase.

 

 

“It’s all about education, offering our customers free information to allow them to make informed choices. Do you know how many calories are in a cappuccino?” Nicola Hill – Sales and Marketing Director – GEM Vending Ltd

 

 

 

“Being members of the AVA gives us a strong united platform and a voice to ensure we at GEM Vending are well represented. Our innovative management team are already moving the Company into cashless vending with mobile and card transactions. We proudly put our quality alongside any high street coffee shop”Steven Gallagher – Chair and Owner – GEM Vending Ltd for 50 Years

 

 

 

 

 

For information call 01773 765000 or email sales@gemvending.com or visit our website www.gemvending.com

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