We're your local vending machine supplier

Automatic Refreshments stands proud as a leading independently owned vending and coffee machine supplier and operator in the Midlands & South Yorkshire. Our journey began over a decade ago, driven by a team rich in experience and expertise in the vending industry. From day one, our sole aim has been clear: to blend the advantages of 'big business vending' with a local, personal touch. At the heart of our operation is a commitment to providing top-tier services, tailored by people who truly care about delivering excellence in every cup and every snack.

Welcome to our world of vending done right.

At Automatic Refreshments, we specialise in crafting tailor-made vending solutions for hundreds of customers throughout the UK. Our expansive range includes a vast selection of vending and coffee machines designed to vend just about anything you can imagine.

But we don't just stop at leasing and selling machines. We also offer a fully managed operating vending service, ensuring your machines are always running smoothly and stocked with what you need. Additionally, our wholesale ingredients business caters to customers who prefer to self-fill their machines, providing all the necessary supplies with ease and efficiency.

Our clientele spans a wide array of industries, from cosy small offices to extensive multi-site warehouses. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen attentively to each customer's unique needs and propose a vending solution that's perfectly aligned with their specific requirements

A team with a vision from the very beginning.

Automatic Refreshments was founded in 2007 by Adam Bates, Alison McKenna and Allan Sperry who had all worked for big multi national vending companies. Fed up with falling service standards they decided that customers deserved better and set out to create a vending company with a difference, delivering on the promises made to customers.

Our operating bases.

Since our inception, we've been proudly based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, a location chosen not just for its charm but also for its strategic advantages. Our proximity to major motorways enables us to swiftly dispatch our operators and engineers to our customers throughout the Midlands & South Yorkshire, ensuring prompt and efficient service. In 2017, in line with our commitment to better serve our expanding customer base, we opened a second warehouse in Riddings, Derbyshire. This expansion not only marks our growth but also reinforces our dedication to being readily available for our clients, wherever they are

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A dedicated team of vending heroes.

What truly sets Automatic Refreshments apart is our fantastic team - the heart and soul of our operations! Many of our team members have been with us from the very start, bringing a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that is simply unparalleled. Each delicious cup of coffee and every satisfying snack begins with their dedication and hard work. Our engineers meticulously prep each machine, while our warehouse team carefully selects the products. Then, our exceptional team of operators steps in to ensure the machines are filled, cleaned, and ready for use. And let’s not forget the invaluable support from our office staff who keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes. Together, we form a passionate and committed team, united by our love for providing outstanding service to our customers

We vend brands that you love.

Our independence is your advantage! At Automatic Refreshments, it means complete freedom in choosing the brands we stock in our machines and the vending machine manufacturers we partner with. Fancy having both Coca Cola and Pepsi products in your machine? Consider it done! We take pride in filling our machines with brands that you, your staff, and your customers will adore. Always keen to bring something new to the table, we constantly scout for fresh and exciting offerings. So, keep an eye out for the latest products popping up in your machines. Curious about the variety of brands we collaborate with? Head over to our brands page for a glimpse of our diverse partnerships

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We love our customers

Our passion for our customers really sets us apart. Many have been with us since day one, a testament to the strong relationships we've built over the years. At Automatic Refreshments, we cater to everyone, from small local businesses to large multinationals, providing tailor-made vending solutions that are uniquely suited to each individual site. Our client list includes some names you're likely familiar with, showcasing our ability to meet diverse needs with the same level of dedication and excellence. Every customer, regardless of size, is a valued part of our journey and we cherish the opportunity to serve each one with our signature care and quality.

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