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First in vending industry-Vending Machine Semi Knock Down (SKD) Kit
AAP, Inc., 1st September, 2010, announced world’s first concept of SKD kit in vending machine industry
Major products sold include cold beverages (40 percent of industry sales) and candy and snacks (30 percent). Other products include hot beverages, hot and cold meal products, ice cream, and cigarettes. The majority of cold beverages sold are soft drinks in cans, bottles, or cups. Candy includes chocolate, gum, and mints. Snacks include salty snacks (potato chips and pretzels); baked goods (cookies and cakes); crackers, nuts, and seeds; and nutritious bars.
The U.S.A has largest manufacturers but they export small number of machines overseas. Japan also is one of the countries where vending machine is popular. However their costs are high so it is hard to sell outside of Japan. Importers do not want too much shipping costs and long turnaround time from order. The 40’ oversea container can load 20-28 machines only, and average of shipping costs per machine would be $200-$300.
Traditional vending machines operating now has many limits of factors such as high shipping to volume, heavy weight, high installation costs, limited space for vending location, inability of installation due to small entrance and lack of elevator in building. The SKD kit can get rid of all those limits.
Now a day, vending machine is becoming popular in third world countries from Asia, Africa, and Middle East to South America where they depended only on importing due to lack of manufacturers or lack of technology. This new concept of SKD will make the distribution of vending machines very easy all over the world by reducing the shipping cost and just in time delivery systems. Importers pay very high tax when they import from overseas. The tax an importer pays will reduce when they import parts instead of complete unit. They also can have many benefits and incentives for their government creating jobs and own ‘made in their country’ product.
In existing vending industry, small quality order is impossible as the manufacturer do not want to spend time for changing currency configuration. In our SKD kit currency configuration does not matter. It is available in vending machine and can handle all kinds of product whether it is cold food, hot food, frozen food, any shape any size. Just bring idea and vend it.
The SKD concept has many advantages and Semi Knocked down (SKD), is needed to assemble major components of vending machine in a few hours anywhere with few hand tools. No special tools or equipment is required. It does not matter where you will install the machine. You just bring shipping manageable modules and the material with small pickup truck and you can build from 4 foot to 20 foot width large size bulk vending machine in a few hours. For country dealer, small warehouse is required as more can be stored in limited space. This vending machine has a modular concept including major modules such as bottom plate panel module, two side panel modules, top panel module, middle panel module, condenser unit module, water heater module, dispenser module and electronic box module. The electronic box has a vending machine controller with patent pending universal interface function with MDB, RS232, PC, DEX and EVA-DTA, Bill Accepter, Coin Acceptor, Coin Change, RFID reader & writer, Printer and LCD display. The pre-configured electronic box will enable anyone to setup machine easily, so No need of a technician during installation. The electronic box is most expensive module. Vending operator can attach the type of dispenser cabinet so its electronic box can use both sections. The cost of installation of vending machine reduces as well. Our vending machine has same height and depth. Vending operators can put together different type of machines in line with unlimited width. This multi lines of vending machines can be operated in man less shops such as school vending stationeries, food and drink, post office vending shipping materials and stamps, man less computer parts shops, tool shop, egg shop, hot food shop, snack and drink shop, and many applications. We also provide a video training material, in-house training or on-site training available. Someone with a basic knowledge of PC and just PC user can upgrade the program in few simple steps. Flexibility in fabrication of structural parts can be obtained locally if necessary with license grant from headquarter.
Our vending machine is made of all aluminum structure so it will be 50% lighter than traditional steel structured vending machine, and it can be recycled as non ferrous metal after the end of the life. The door and side panel can be easily replaced from damage as these are modular concepts. The door has three options for design. The LED display panel, 42” TV touch screen panel, and transparent glass panel. Kvend’s patent pending top umbrella is also available protecting from rain and sun shine, and top space can be added to bull advertisement panel with LED display panel with accessories. Details are in www.kvend.net and contact Roy Chung 822-704-8891
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AAP Inc is based in south korea and is a manufacturer of vending machines such as the hot instant food Vending machine.