Huhtamaki wins contract to supply The Cover Association

Huhtamaki Cover Group

Huhtamaki, the UK’s Best Cup Company (as awarded at the Vending Industry Awards 2014) is delighted to have been awarded a 2 year contract to supply The Cover Association with paper vending cups and lids.

Comprised of 15 leading regional vending operators, with 23 service point locations throughout the UK, Cover has, for over 30 years, delivered excellent refreshment services – of which vended hot drinks are obviously key.

Speaking of the new business win, Ray McNamara, UK vending sales manager, Foodservice Division, Huhtamaki said: “We’re delighted to be working with The Cover Association and its members – many of whom we already supply our products to.  We are confident in our ability to manufacture and supply quality products, and the vending cups and lids for Cover Group are no exception.  We know that Cover pride themselves on being able to deliver a premium standard of service, which reflects the quality of vending now expected by consumers who compare the offering to the beverages they are familar with from the high street.  We look forward to starting what is sure to be a fantastic partnership.”

Kevin Templeman, managing director, Automatic Retailing Vending, spoke of the decision to appoint Huhtamaki as a Cover supplier: “Not only were we impressed with the proposal Huhtamaki put forward, but many members were already aware of the quality products and service provided by Huhtamaki.  The Company clearly understand the importance of packaging in today’s fast-paced, image-conscious world; and strive to be at the forefront of cup development.  Their knowledge, support and NPD were of importance to members, and so it wasn’t surprising that members therefore voted overwhelmingly in favour of appointing Huhtamaki as their nominated supplier for paper vending cups and lids.”