02 goes to Mars

Mars Drinks has won a five-year contract to provide its Klix® drinks vending machines and Flavia® drink stations to O2’s regional and local offices throughout the UK. In total, over 100 Mars Drinks machines will be installed across O2’s UK sites, delivering over three million drinks to the company’s employees every year.

“Ensuring our people are motivated and happy at work is vital for us as a company,” explains Sara Burton, National Soft Services Manager at O2.

Ian Mcrady, Sales Director at Mars Drinks, commented: “Knowing that your employer cares enough to provide services on-site to meet your needs is a powerful thing. Working with such a proactive, innovative and people-focused company as O2 has been a great experience for us.”

To ensure O2 employees immediately get maximum benefit from their new drink vending machines, Mars Drinks teams will visit each site during the first month after installation. Feedback collated from these events will then be shared with all O2 employees. The five-year agreement includes 59 Klix machines and 50 Flavia drink stations. Mars Drinks also provides approximately 25 Flavia machines to O2 retail stores for customers to use.

Created in 1955, Mars Drinks is the hot drinks division of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned company, with six industry leading business units – Chocolate, Petcare, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience and now Wrigley Gum & Sugar. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Mars, Incorporated operates in more than 79 countries.