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August 15, 2019 – 3pm
With the Oil Crisis in America hitting the people and businesses hard, it was a turbulent time for the United States. Having faced financial loses, The Vendo Company chose to streamline and concentrate solely on its drinks vending machine distribution division. This was one the most lucrative and sturdy pockets of business held by The Vendo Company and they had much previous success in the sector. Even though the site held in Kansas was closed, the company still kept plants functioning in Fresno, California and Corinth, Mississippi  In 1982, Elmer F Pierson, the founder of The Vendo Company, died aged 85. Elmer was praised for having been “One of the first business executives to express that there should be an interconnection between the corporate world and the art world” 
The 1980’s brought together two incredibly influential and successful companies that had mutually reflective qualities and had similar histories, despite being on different continents, with no relationship, and no affiliations to this point. Both had innovative ideas and developed iconic models that changed development, designs and productions within their fields, both made pursuits in varied areas of business and both made significant impact on the war effort for their alliance. These unique characteristics created a sort of symmetry and connection between the two companies even before their merger in 1988. Potentially, their relationship was laden with barriers such as, language, culture and social differences to name a few; but maybe all barriers are there to be overcome or perhaps they were never there to begin with; wherever the reality lies, the outcome was that the Japanese Sanden Corporation (who had experience of their own vending products, already released on the market) acquired the Vendo Company. The company received technical and financial support from its new parent company  and many saw The Vendo Company revitalised by the input and nurture that Sanden Corporation bestowed upon it. It wasn’t long before The Vendo Company began introducing innovations to the automated goods distribution market again. Showing that the support had truly helped rejuvenate the company.
In 1996 the Sanden Company was awarded an EPA prize (contribution to ozone layer preservation) by the US Environment Protection Agency.  The welfare of the environment became a pioneering drive behind The Sanden Corporation and Mr. Kaihei Ushikubo is reputable for being, amongst other things, environmentally conscious. This is still a core value in the company today. In 1999, Mr. Kaihei Ushikubo died aged 94. The Vendo Company continued to expand and in the early 2000’s moved its headquarters to Dallas, Texas and not long after changed its name, as a mark of thanks, loyalty and respect to its parent company. SandenVendo was born.
Today SandenVendo is a global enterprise that needs no introduction. It has, as a company, been integral in pushing the markets technology boundaries and in 2004 revealed the first vending machine equipped with C02. The company has flourished. The factory in Italy has expanded and there are now offices in Japan, Spain, Germany, France and Belgium. Keeping up with the rapidly growing market, SandenVendo have also started a Coffee sector of the business and in 2015 developed a new coffee machine; the company continues to advance the vending industry into a new era.
It seems lamentable, on reflection that neither the founder of The Vendo Company, Mr. Elmer F. Pierson, or the founder of The Sanden Corporation, Mr. Kaihei Ushikubo, would live to see their companies names stand side-by-side, as they sleekly merged and blossomed into the universal giant it is today; arguably, dominating the worlds vending stage. The consistent correlation and commonality between these two corporations seems, looking through their history, to have transcended any obstacles, barriers and complications with ease and with equal, mutual respect. Perhaps this relationship expertly highlights the Sanden company creed, bestowed upon the company by the late Mr. Kaihei Ushikubo,
“Let us Develop with Wisdom and Prosper in Harmony.”
With all the honour and respect that comes with a mission statement such as this, it seems that this is exactly how it was for both The Sanden Corporation and SandenVendo, and how it continues to be today.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp “When industry works in step with nature” by C.W. Nicol
https://kchistory.org Daniel Coleman “Elmer F. Pierson, Founder of the Vendo Company”
https://kchistory.org Jason Roe, Digital History Specialist
https://pendergastkc.org Jason Roe, Digital History Specialist
Posted in: Coffee Machine Vending, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Product News, Public Vending, SandenVendo, Vending History
Tags: Elmer F. Pierson, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Kaihei Ushikubo, Product News, Public Vending, SandenVendo Europe, SandenVendo Italy, SandenVendo Japan, SandenVendo USA, Sankyo Electric Company, The Sanden Corporation, The Vendo Company, Vending History, ご興味頂きありがとうございました。
June 13, 2019 – 9am
Congratulations to the AVA celebrating 90 years today.
Posted in: AVA, Coffee Machine Vending, Coffee Vending Machines, Health and Safety, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Intelligent Vending Ltd, PC Controlled Vending Machines, Product News, Public Vending
Tags: Health and Safety, Hospitality and Leisure Sectors, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, PC Controlled Vending Machines, Product News, Public Vending, The AVA
June 11, 2019 – 9am
In 2 days it is here. The 90 year anniversary celebrations begin. Make sure you don’t miss it! The AVA is hosting this wonderful event; what a fantastic way to start the weekend early. Charity vend prize draw, food of the world, the latest in wine and champagne vending, not to mention the fantastic people that help make it an event to remember! Two more sleeps!
Posted in: AVA, Coffee Machine Vending, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Next Generation Vending Machines, Product Help & Advice, Product News, Public Vending, Vending History, Vending Machine News
Tags: Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, The AVA, Vending History, Vending Machine News
May 23, 2019 – 9am
For those of you who haven’t visited us at Intelligent Wholesale, the new offers have arrived. As a nation we are gearing ourselves up for the Summer and we think some of these special items will definitely be on your ‘must-have’ list. Follow our link above to view products for pest control, washrooms, vending machines and more. If you need any further guidance then the staff at Intelligent Vending will always be happy to give you a little of their time and experience to find the right product for your needs. Don’t delay, these offers wont be here for long .
Posted in: Air Freshener, Coffee Machine Vending, Health and Hygiene, Health and Safety, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Washroom Accessories
Tags: Air Freshener, Health and Hygiene, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, pest control, vending machines, Washroom Accessories
May 2, 2019 – 9am
Don’t forget to order your sugar. It’s coming to the end of the week and the sugar supplies in the office are probably starting to suffer. Fortunately, Silver Spoon have this handy and hygienic solution in a stick, ready to assist with your sugar needs. Don’t delay and reorder your sugar sticks from Intelligent Wholesale today. Our cases contain 1000 sugar sticks so they should be enough to keep everybody ‘sweet’.
Posted in: Coffee Machine Vending, Coffee Vending Machines, Flavia ®, Intelligent Wholesale, Product and consumables, Silver Spoon
Tags: Coffee Machine Vending, Hot Drinks Vending Machine, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Products and Consumables, Silver Spoon, Sugar Sticks