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April 3, 2020 – 4pm
Intelligent Wholesale currently have access to extremely high volumes of CE & FDA compliant 3-ply surgical and FFP2 N95 respiratory face masks with short lead times via a close partner ‘Antoine Health Care Ltd’, a health & FMCG specialist in France.
Antoine Health Care Ltd have worked with the French government and other organisations such as ‘L’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie’, UNAIDS, the Global Fund, as well as many other global Ministries of Health. They are a family business, engaged since 2004 in the health sector for risk prevention, and in distribution within the pharmaceutical networks and FMCG.
Antoine Health Care Ltd is made up of two companies, with their own offices in the United Kingdom and Mauritius, which serve clients in the European Union and in Africa. The dynamism of Antoine Health Care Ltd makes it possible to make the link between industry, trade and distribution (pharmaceutical and FMCG) and the directors are highly passionate and driven on all things health related. With a direct presence on the European and African markets and with close links to government departments and health organisations worldwide, Antoine Health Care provide full turnkey solutions for retail sales, research activities and development in the areas of industrial rehabilitation, vocational training, and distribution activities.
As a result of the unprecedented demand across the world for such products presently, and lack of availability via normal supply chains, Antoine Health Care Ltd have been working for some time to secure alternative volume access to quality products at acceptable and competitive prices, and with short lead times via their factory network.
Antoine Health Care Ltd have access to both 3-ply surgical masks and FFP2 N95 respiratory masks in high volumes. These are all high quality and conform to the appropriate standards and certifications.
We have a ‘notional’ allocated amount of units for the UK and Ireland, but orders must be received very quickly to avoid goods going to other countries. This is especially time sensitive at the present time due to the recent announcement by WHO (The World Health Organisation) that they are considering changing their current stance on recommending face masks as a way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. The global pressure for supply of these items is therefore significant.
It is not possible for us to share further information about this opportunity online due to sensitivities regarding this health initiative. However, the MOQ is 1 million units and we’re working hard to get these to the people in most need.
Please contact us and let us know if you are interested in receiving additional information.
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March 24, 2020 – 12pm
Thanks to Dan from Integracare for the amazing testimonial.
“Just want to say how much I appreciate the recent delivery of hand sanitiser, and that fact that you made good your promise regarding timescales – you have helped safeguard many vulnerable people we support.
I’m perhaps most grateful for the way in which your company undertook checks on our company before agreeing to supply us with a scarce and valuable product during the current COVID-19 crisis. Whilst some other companies and individuals are exploiting this crisis for financial or selfish gains, it’s refreshing to come across a company such as yours that has integrity and social conscience.”
At Intelligent Wholesale, we’re really pleased we could help! We’re going to continue supplying to businesses while we still can. Rest assured our distribution staff are fully protected with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Unfortunately, due to high demand we are no longer able to supply larger pallet quantities at the present time.
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Tags: alcohol hand cleanser, alcohol hand sanitiser, b2b, care homes, fight the virus, hotels, Intelligent Wholesale, keep safe, offices, smaller businesses, SME, wash your hands
March 21, 2020 – 2pm
Amazing news for UK businesses announced on Friday 20th March. Thanks Rishi and Boris! This is greatly reassuring for everyone, and certainly a massive help for all businesses out there.
If you’re still looking for alcohol hand sanitiser, you can now purchase Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser by the case online to keep you and your staff safe. It’s soft on the hands, quick drying and contains moisturiser. It is also great for surface cleaning, shopping trolleys, door handles, petrol pump handles, light switches etc. In fact, pretty much anywhere that people touch! We’re even throwing in a free 500ml spray bottle with each case ordered!
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Tags: alcohol hand cleanser, alcohol hand sanitiser, b2b, boris johnson, care homes, coronavirus, covid-19, education, fight the virus, hotels, Intelligent Wholesale, keep safe, offices, retail, rishi sunak, schools, smaller businesses, SME, thanks boris, thanks rishi, universities, wash your hands
March 19, 2020 – 2pm
Pursan alcohol hand sanitiser with 70% v/v alcohol is now available for smaller businesses. We’ve made this possible due to the high call volume received from smaller companies who can’t get hold of alcohol sanitiser which they need to ensure staff safety. Our Pursan alcohol hand sanitiser is currently in production and will be despatched by the case of 12 x 1 litre screw cap bottles PLUS 1 off x FOC 500ml spray bottle.
Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser Per Case
We’re also putting a limit on orders like supermarkets, with a max of two cases per business customer. This is to ensure even distribution to the people that need it. For larger clients they can still buy in bulk by the pallet from our website.
For single case quantities, please see Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser here
As the Pursan Alcohol Hand Sanitiser product is a liquid and not a gel, it can be used in most spray containers that operate with water. It is an amazing product that leaves the hands feeling fresh and without residue.
Stock is limited and orders will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
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Tags: alcohol hand cleanser, alcohol hand sanitiser, b2b, carehomes, education, fight the virus, hospitality, hotels, Intelligent Wholesale, keep safe, offices, pursan, retail, schools, smaller businesses, universities, wash your hands
March 17, 2020 – 1pm
The interest in our Pursan Alcohol Sanitiser has been unprecedented. We know that some suppliers have exploited lack of availability and high demand to justify sky high prices, but we have deliberately taken a different line, consistent with our broader company ethos. Prices are higher than under normal circumstances because the base cost of raw materials reflects a shortfall in the supply chain. However, we have deliberately applied normal company margins across this range to enable us to supply customers at an as affordable price as possible. In terms of equipment to dispense alcohol sanitiser in the workplace, we have actually reduced prices on our soap and similar dispensers. Our pricing and lead times have been generally well received by clients and we appreciate their patience while we have had to confirm lead times on an order by order basis over this exceptional period.
Several clients have queried why we only supply in large quantities and, in fact, we have looked at the logistics of meeting smaller orders. Unfortunately, this was unrealistic for us as a company. However, if bulk ordering at first seems prohibitive for your business, there are a number of issues to take into account.
Firstly, the supply environment is changing rapidly. Demand is so high that raw material supply is difficult to secure including the bottles and spray tops to contain the alcohol sanitiser. Prices are therefore rising overall, and in our experience, lead times have fluctuated almost daily. Anticipating longer term requirements and purchasing accordingly might be a helpful strategy therefore.
Secondly, in thinking about locations within a building or workgroup where alcohol hand sanitiser might be needed, it quickly becomes clear that the need is extensive, much broader than washrooms, canteens and reception areas. Anyone who has recently visited a hospital is likely to have seen sanitiser stations every few yards in corridors, with visitors much more likely to use these. Clearly, in order to deliver this level of protection access to significant quantities of sanitiser gel/liquid is essential.
Over the next months it is likely that access to supplies of sanitiser will improve and related costs reduce. In the shorter term however, where employers have a duty to protect their staff and customers it is prudent to ensure your own supply of a key component in your health and safety provision.
For more information, please check out here www.intelligentvending.co.uk/pursan1l
Please note that orders continue to be processed on a first come, first serve basis and we will confirm lead times for each order placed asap following receipt. Please bear with us on this as we are working as quickly as possible, and do not want to mislead our customers with inaccurate information. We are also supplying this product overseas to European partners.
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March 9, 2020 – 9pm
Our high content 70% alcohol hand sanitizer with moisturiser is still available. We’ve taken significant orders over the weekend and it’s been a very busy day, but additional production has been made available at the factory due to extremely high demand and to keep lead times as low as possible for clients.
PURSAN 500ml Alcohol Hand Cleanser 70 Percent Alcohol Label
Orders continue to be processed on a first come, first serve basis and we will confirm lead times for each order placed asap following receipt. Please bear with us on this as we are working as quickly as possible.
I’m also pleased to confirm that we will soon be supplying bulk 5 litre container versions and smaller hand-held 100ml high alcohol hand gel sanitizer bottles. Watch this space!…
P.S. All soap dispensers have now also been reduced online on our website too, for those who don’t wish to buy the hand alcohol sanitizer in bulk and prefer to provide better hand washing facilities to staff. These can be ordered in lower single unit volumes.
P.P.S. We have also received significant enquiries from our partners in Europe and are happy to quote for shipping via email on an enquiry by enquiry basis.
Posted in: Air Freshener, Air Steriliser, Health and Hygiene, Health and Safety, Hospitality and Leisure sectors, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Product and consumables, Product Help & Advice, Product News, Public Vending, Sexual Health Vending, Uncategorised, washroom vending
Tags: airports, b2b, big 6, businesses, call centres, care homes, colleges, corporate clients, education, fight the virus, hospitality, hotels, hygiene, keep safe, nhs, offices, quality product, retail, schools, supermarkets, travellers, uk manufacturerd, universities, wash your hands
October 9, 2019 – 5pm
A very exciting, very safety conscious area of our website has been developed to give you guys the very best access to safety equipment or Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as it is known in the field.
PPE is an essential requirement for many companies, and is an important component of industrial vending as it provides staff with safety equipment to reduce the risk of occupational injury or harm.
Controlling the use of PPE within an industrial environment can prove to be a challenging task for companies. On the one hand, the potentially high volumes of kit required to meet the needs of a large workforce provide significant incentive to employers to manage stock as efficiently as possible, including reducing wastage. On the other, it is essential that employers do not expose their staff to unnecessary risk or deny access to equipment that provides employees the necessary protection for their day to day working environment.
The level of health and safety regulation covering such responsibilities means that in a typical workplace most companies ‘play safe’ by providing open and unsupervised access to items routinely used on the shop floor, e.g. gloves, goggles, ear protection etc. However, such arrangements create precisely the conditions where excessive usage is likely to occur.
The introduction of a PPE management system using vending equipment and sophisticated control software offers a cost effective and reliable solution to this problem; especially if the level of wastage is high and items needed for a particular work setting are expensive. Intelligent Vending offer a range of PPE vending machines, from retail only to standalone to fully integrated PPE management systems which can dramatically reduce or fully eliminate routine waste, while providing a detailed audit trail linked to individual users, including a full usage history. This means that every transaction with the machine is tracked 24/7 and reports can either by pre-scheduled or accessed manually on the fly.
For entry level PPE solutions we can provide hardware from our standard Intelligent Wholesale catalogue. However, standard machines offer a limited functionality, so most clients would opt for our advanced fully PC controlled Intelligent Vending machines (Juno™ 8 inch touch or SiriuS™ 46 inch touch) which are packed full of features and capabilities. We also supply MRiYA™ electronic cabinets that can be slaved and controlled from Juno™ and SiriuS™ machines. These are perfect for larger items not suited for physical dispense from Juno™ or SiriuS™ solutions. They also offer the potential for items to be loaned and returned.
Our rapid development platform also promotes comprehensive and coherent integration with client preferred hardware, software or peripherals and creates new ‘tailored’ solutions with significantly reduced R&D costs and in reduced timescales. The benefits to choosing our control platform are vast; the platform is a fully Internet of Things (IoT) based solution, providing two-way communication 24/7 in real time between our Juno™ or SiriuS™ machines and our VendHive™ cloud. This enables live transaction reporting and control of a wide variety of machine functions and settings, clients are provided with detailed logging in real time for immediate identification and diagnosis of faults, any software issues are usually rectifiable remotely and for mechanical issues, an engineer would be alerted to the nature of any mechanical fault before leaving base, avoiding the need for re-visits and saving time and money.
The intelligence of our PC controlled PPE solutions reduce downtime, as many issues that would cause out of order scenarios can be adapted to automatically. Our system can also identify under-usage of equipment as well as potential overuse, a further element of support to employers who need to be made aware if workers are not taking advantage of measures in place to ensure their own safety. Touch screens coming as standard on Juno™ and SiriuS™ also enables the display of detailed product information and videos. This could easily be adapted to include showing staff how equipment should be used, whilst providing an efficient audit trail to show the information has been viewed through user confirmation, this feature is also applicable to any new H&S procedures; thereby providing evidence for employers that they are meeting their responsibilities.
Our user interfaces are intuitive and easy to use, both by the users requiring access to items and staff responsible for day to day management of the equipment and even the ‘standard’ generic interfaces offer a high degree of customisation, while for more demanding or sophisticated applications we can supply a fully bespoke solution. This includes a user journey that is tailored to our clients’ specific requirements, displaying all information as appropriate for their organisation. The potential is huge and the list goes on! If PPE is something you need managing effectively in your business, there is only one intelligent choice!
Posted in: Customised Vending, Health and Safety, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Vending Ltd, Intelligent Wholesale, Juno, PPE and Industrial Vending, SiriuS
Tags: Health and Safety, Industrial Vending, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Juno, Personal Protection Equipment, ppe, Safety Equipment, SiriuS
July 11, 2019 – 9am
‘Recycling’ vending machines are on the rise in our supermarkets. Since the end of last year, more and more machines have appeared in our stores and they usually offer a cash-coupon incentive to use towards the cost of your bill. These machines are well within the scope of Intelligent Vending’s technology and we are surprised that, so far, no one had approached us to make one! Reducing, reusing and recycling is so important to our planet; it is brilliant to see people and corporations joining together to continually raise the level of awareness for this. Intelligent Vending want to show our pride and approval of the efforts being made, particularly through vending, to change our world…in more ways than one!
Posted in: Health and Hygiene, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Public Vending
Tags: Health and Hygiene, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Public Vending, Recycling Cans, Recycling Plastic, Reducing Plastic Waste
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 31, 2019 – 9am
Less than 2 weeks to go until the live AVA show. The Automatic Vending Association are celebrating 90 years this year and the event is bound to be super. There are a range of activities over 2 days with opportunities to join in debates, participate in free workshops, meet and network with industry leaders, suppliers and customers. The show is accessible for members and non-members and everyone we know is very excited about it. Let’s rock on for another 90 years.
Posted in: AVA, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Next Generation Vending Machines, Vending Help & Advice, Vending History, Vending Machine News
Tags: AVA, Intelligent Vending, Intelligent Wholesale, Next Generation Vending, Vending Help and Advice, Vending History, Vending Machine News