Ever fancied getting your milk from a vending machine instead of nipping to the corner shop? Residents of Shropshire now can, thanks to H W Chatham & Co farm in Brockton, near Shifnal in Shropshire.
The Shropshire farm is one of a number of farms that have begun selling fresh milk to the customer, essentially cutting out the middle man. In the hunt to reduce plastic from our environment, customers are encouraged to use glass bottles from the machine shown in the video below. This has proved particularly popular.
The farm contacted us last year in the hunt for a machine that could safely dispense the empty glass bottles. They had already sourced a state of the art machine to dispense partially pasteurised milk from an unattended retail solution and wanted our assistance.
We had a chat with them regarding their requirements and we soon realised that the best option was the Crane Shopper 2 carousel machine. We had to tailor create a solution to stop the bottles rolling around when the carousel was in use, which would minimise the risk of any potential breakages. As you can see from the video, we were successful!
The machine was installed by our in-house team and comprehensive training was given to the client on how to safely use the machine by our Technical Support Manager. With the help of cash and credit card payment options, it has been an extremely popular project.
A litre of organic milk from the machine costs £1.30. A small price to pay for bringing the community together and supporting local farms. We’re delighted that our support has helped to ensure H W Chatham & Co’s exciting adventure continues to be a success for them. The farm is now offering fresh eggs and cheese in addition to fresh milk as they see demand rising.
This article was spotted in Vending International.