Huhtamaki UK launches first double wall vending cup

Leading disposable packaging manufacturer, Huhtamaki UK, has launched the UK’s first double wall paper vending cup, working in partnership with vending experts Crane Merchandising and coffee connoisseurs Douwe Egberts. Huhtamaki UK is delighted to have helped develop the ultimate gourmet coffee vending experience.

The new double wall cups from Huhtamaki UK have been designed especially to be used in conjunction with Douwe Egberts latest Espresso Bar coffee vending concept, which was officially unveiled at AVEX13. To mark the marriage of Crane’s technical expertise and Huhtamaki UK’s cup innovation, there was a champagne and “wedding” cake reception to celebrate!

John Young, UK Foodservice Sales & Marketing Director, Huhtamaki UK Ltd. said:

”Huhtamaki UK is delighted to have created the first double wall vending cup for the UK market. We were honoured to be able to work with two of the leading players in the industry, Crane Merchandising Systems and Douwe Egberts to reach the stage where a cup of quality coffee can be delivered and enjoyed anywhere. I’m particularly proud of our innovative product design team who have made a number of technical improvements to our cups to enable them to work successfully with Crane’s new cup drop unit.”

This new development sets a benchmark for the future of coffee vending and signifies the commitment that the industry is taking towards providing a full gourmet coffee shop experience for consumers, away from the high street. The double wall cup is instantly recognisable to the user as a premium product and reflects the quality of the bean to cup coffee within. The cups feature Huhtamaki UK’s signature wave emboss and are available in black or white with the Douwe Egberts logo.

Nigel Overton, Product Manager, Crane Merchandising Systems commented:

“It has been a great experience working with the market leaders, Huhtamaki UK, to provide such a revolutionary solution to the vending industry. We are all very excited about this fantastic product and the Espresso Bar, and we look forward to working with Huhtamaki UK again on further innovations.”

Martyn Bell, Trade Marketing Manager for Douwe Egberts also added

“We see the double walled cup as an essential step in our journey to satisfy the consumer demand for Gourmet quality coffee from vending machines.  We’re proud to have been working closely with Crane and Huhtamaki to deliver it. Consumers now expect to be able to access gourmet coffee wherever they are.  A quality double walled cup, high quality beans, and a strong consumer brand can deliver the gourmet experience they crave.”

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