Your local, independent vending machine supplier.

Welcome to Automatic Refreshments, your go-to, independently-owned vending machine supplier and operator, proudly rooted in the Midlands. We're all about bringing you a diverse array of vending machine services to suit the needs of your business, including flexible rental/leasing options, direct purchases, and a suite of operated vending and maintenance services that are second to none. So whether you are looking to buy a vending machine, lease a vending machine or even rent a vending machine from an first class vending machine supplier, you're in the right place!

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Tailor made solutions that work for your business.

Whether your business is a bustling startup or a well-established enterprise, we craft bespoke vending machine solutions that align perfectly with your needs. Experience the finest machines equipped with cutting-edge technology and unmatched reliability, all tailored to energise your space!

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Fully managed vending services.

Rest assured, we're not just about delivering top-notch vending machines; we're dedicated to keeping them spick and span too.

Our commitment extends to ensuring your vending machines are always clean, topped up and brimming with a delightful selection of all your favourite brands. We understand the importance of convenience, which is why we guarantee they're ready to serve you and your team 24/7. Whether it's that much-needed morning coffee, a quick snack, or a refreshing drink, we make sure your vending experience is seamless and satisfying, any time of day or night

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We vend brands that you love

We supply & operate vending across the Midlands & beyond.

With our exceptional team of operators and engineers boasting an impressive call-out time of around 4 hours, we ensure that your vending experience is uninterrupted and smooth. You'll hardly notice a hiccup before we're there to set things right.

No corner of the UK is too far for us. Whether you're nestled in the bustling streets of Birmingham or tucked away in Northampton, our vending and coffee machines are just a call away. With nearly 2 decades of mastering the art of vending, we've perfected our craft. But it's not just our years in business that count; our team collectively holds a wealth of experience, each member bringing a unique flavour of expertise and a commitment to stellar service.

Expanding our reach, we're thrilled to offer fully operated and managed services across the West Midlands, the East Midlands, and South Yorkshire. From the vibrant energy of Leicester and Derby to the historic charm of Burton on Trent and Sheffield, we've got you covered. And let's not forget every place in between.

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Our customers

Over the years, we've forged strong relationships with a variety of companies, from up-and-coming startups to well-known industry giants. Our journey has introduced us to numerous sectors, showcasing our ability to adapt and excel in providing top-notch vending solutions. We're more than just suppliers; we're the go-to partners for enhancing convenience in workplaces and public spaces alike

A rich company history

Automatic Refreshments – your go-to local and independent vending machine supplier and operator. Since our inception in 2007, we've been rewriting the rules of vending services. Founded by industry veterans who knew there had to be more than just the standard fare. Tired of the declining service standards in big multinational companies, they embarked on a mission to offer something truly different: a vending experience that doesn't just promise but delivers excellence.

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Our distribution centres.

Based right here in the Midlands – Our two main distribution warehouse locations are in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Riddings, Derbyshire to be precise.

These locations offer us great access to all the major roads and motorways allowing us to mobilise our dedicated team of engineers and operators quickly to get to our fully managed sites across the East & West Midlands as well as South Yorkshire.

We proudly served up over 6 million hot drinks.

Last year alone, our operated vending machines proudly served over 6 million hot drinks in various workplaces. Our range catered to every taste and preference, from creamy lattes and rich hot chocolates to soothing soups and classic teas. And for the purists, our standard black coffees hit just the right note of simplicity and flavour. Each cup represents our commitment to bringing a little more warmth and enjoyment into your workday.

Munching through over 400 thousand bags of crisps.

In the past year, we've been on a mission to keep hunger at bay, successfully dispensing over 400 thousand packets of crisps through our vending machines. Our selection is a crisp-lover's dream, featuring everything from the classic favourites of Walkers to exciting, adventurous flavours like bang bang spicy Thai.

Quenching thirst with over 800 thousand cold drinks.

Our team has been energetically ensuring that vending machines across the Midlands are continuously stocked with a wide range of cans and bottles, serving up over 800 thousand last year. As an independent operator, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive selection that includes both Coca-Cola and Pepsi products, as well as everything in between. Our range also features popular energy boosters like Monster, Red Bull, and Lucozade Sport, which have been flying off the shelves. These fast sellers are more than just drinks; they're fuel that keeps workplaces buzzing and energised throughout the day

A sugar fix with over 500 thousand chocolate bars.

Rounding off our impressive tally, our machines dispensed over 585 thousand chocolate bars last year, satisfying sweet cravings across the board. Among our top sellers were the irresistible Kinder Bueno, the classic Mars, the crunchy Twix, and the ever-popular Kit Kat. And for those seeking healthier alternatives, we haven’t forgotten you! We're fully equipped to offer a range of healthy options for sites that prefer a more nutritious selection. Our commitment is to cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, ensuring everyone finds their perfect snack