On February 2nd 1962, West Midlands vending machine company Coinadrink Limited was born.
And what a 59 years it has been. A healthy mix of both innovation and sticking to what we know means Coinadrink is today regarded as one of the most reputable vending machine companies in the country.
Here is what we have packed into a history that is now fast approaching six decades!
Where it all started for Coinadrink Limited, the vending machine company.
It was Managing Director Roger Williams who first opened our doors. This means that Coinadrink is one of the few companies to remain owner managed today.
Roger is an important and highly regarded figure in the entire vending industry across the globe. It is because of Roger’s foresight and attention to detail that Coinadrink has been able to introduce new ideas and innovations into our company that have only helped to set us apart from the rest.
More on that later, but here is how the company started out in Roger’s own words. This forms part of an interview carried out nearly four years ago now.
Coinadrink Limited has built a loyal customer base across our hot and cold drinks, fresh food, snacks and water services and here is Roger talking about those all-important early years of the company.
More recent history has seen us develop our own coffee label, Café Casa, our own online wholesale store Refreshment Shop, and a fully managed Micro Market service handled through Express Refreshments.
Through our services and divisions, we pride ourselves on making vending and workplace refreshments work for all businesses. And through Café Casa and Refreshment Shop, we have also branched into the catering, retail and home markets.
Coinadrink remains the main hub of our business, however, and we deliver a premium vending service tailored to suit the requirements of the customer. In fact. We do not use third party lease companies. And all of our contracts are open and transparent with no hidden costs.
The customer is at the heart of everything we do. We recommend the best equipment for your needs and manage it moving forward, with a clean, fully stocked vending machine always promised.
We also have the fastest service response time in the industry at under 2 hours.
To learn more about how Coinadrink progressed over the years, listen to Roger here.
Those who don’t want something too large scale are also in safe hands with us. We provide a range of slender tabletop office coffee machines and water dispensers that provide a simple, cost-effective upgrade to the kettle and kitchen tap respectively.
And with our meticulous hygiene standards that have remained firmly in our DNA right from the very start (so much so that we have only had to tweak them ever so slightly during the current pandemic), Coinadrink Limited is a vending machine supplier you can trust.
So, yes, we have squeezed a lot into those 59 years!
A timeline of key events.
- 1962 – Coinadrink was born.
- 1968 – Our first snack vending machine was installed.
- 1972 – We introduced our in-cup vending machines to our range.
- 1978 – Our operated fresh food vending service went live.
- 1991 – We installed our first cold drinks vending machine.
- 2007 – Refreshment Shop launched.
- 2011 – Café Casa, our own coffee bean label, arrived.
- 2013 – The UK’s first ever Micro Market was launched through Express Refreshments.
- 2018 – We recorded that over 560,000,000 have been served by us.
Positively impacting our people and our community.
Ever since 1962, we have maintained our belief that people are at the heart of what we do. Without our staff, customers and communities, we’d be nothing.
Because of this, we have always had a desire to “give something back” you could say.
We treat our staff like family and this ethos is what our customers experience when they choose us as their vending machine supplier. We regularly go the extra mile to help and support both our own team and our customers, and that applies now more than ever. Take a look at some of the ways we have supported our customers in the last 12 months.
Listen to Roger explain the importance of our own staff.
Moreover, Coinadrink has also shown support to our wider community. We recognise that Covid-19 is a challenge for all of us and we emphasised our charitable personality through donations and fundraising across 2020 and into 2021.
For example, take a look at how we supported the Well Wishers Christmas Wish List campaign over Christmas 2020, and the Hampers for Heroes campaign in January 2021, both centred around our remarkable NHS.
Our history has seen us work incredibly hard alongside a collection of fantastic charities and organisations and we have always been proud to do so.
What Coinadrink Limited can offer your business today…
We have always recognised the convenience of vending as a cost-effective workplace refreshment solution. Backed up by our customer service and hygiene promises, Coinadrink delivers a service that is completely hassle-free.
From slender office coffee machines to a fully managed vending service with hot drinks, fresh food, water and more, Coinadrink now has 59 years in making vending work for all businesses.
We operate across all industries throughout the West Midlands and immediate surrounding areas and we are especially popular with manufacturing, automotive and logistics.
Those who don’t require an operated service may have more joy with Refreshment Shop and those looking for more may find Express Refreshments to be the solution for you. Whatever you’re after, our business can help.
Contact us today for more information on our vending machine services.
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