History of the Beaver Gumball Machine
History of the Beaver Gumball Machine - Beaver Machine Corporation, a Canadian Manufacture of Gumball Machines, was founded in 1963 as the Machine-O-Matic which produced replacement parts for vending machines. By the mid 1960's, Beaver Vending created their first fully manufactured machine known as the "Round Beaver 16" and they still sell a variety of the RB16 today! Beaver is know for their exceptional quality and one of the best coin mechanisms on the market. See below for a short history of the Beaver Machine Corperation:
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Established in 1963 as Machine-O-Matic, Beaver started as an aluminum and zinc casting manufacturer, producing replacement parts for bulk venders. Once established, the company quickly expanded, casting a variety of components for a wide range of customers.
By the mid 1960’s the firm re-entered the bulk vending industry, having created their first complete machine, the “Round Beaver 16” (RB16). Over the years the RB16 went from using a glass globe, to a ‘plexi’ globe. Today Beaver’s machine has a polycarbonate, shatter resistant globe, the first in the industry to have this. Enhancements continued through the 70’s and 80’s when the company launched the “Northern Beaver”. This machine was designed for capsule vending and has become a success for Beaver Machine Corporation.
Mechanical Rotary Coin Mechanism
Another innovation by the company was Beaver’s mechanical rotary coin mechanism. It quickly became acknowledged as the best in the industry, setting standards for global bulk vending technology. The NG coin mechanism is used not only in Beaver’s own equipment, but is also presently sold to other equipment manufactures (OEMs) of several types of vending equipment, worldwide. The mechanism is offered in over 100 countries around the world, measuring the diameter and thickness of a coin, while rejecting slugs and foreign currency of similar size.
Change and Innovation
With the advent of web search engines, Machine-O-Matic changed its name to Beaver Machine Corporation in 2000. With each change and innovation, Beaver Machine Corporation has helped reshape the industry to what it is today. Beaver came to promote the vending industry beyond traditional tenders, launching a series of stands and configurations designed for non-traditional locations. Shopping malls and movie theatres soon became interested in Beaver “Towers”, “Tri-Towers” and “Pyramids”. These new products transformed bulk vending from simple gum machines, to interactive works of art.
Leader in Service and Functionality
As one of the oldest companies in the industry, Beaver Machine Corporation has developed enormous respect, and established itself as a leader in service and functionality. Today the company works in much the same way as it always has, driving the industry forward in both mechanical function and service. Continually staying on the leading edge of research and development, the company is known for developing new products first and setting industry standards.
Beaver Machine Corporation continues to believe in constant improvement. Beaver invests much of its time and energy on research and development for the creation of new products, as well as the maintenance of established lines. Today, with the help of Computer Assisted Design, or CAD models, Beaver Machine Corporation continues to research, refine and earn the utmost respect in the bulk vending industry.
Beaver Embraces The Future
In 2014 Beaver established a new division that would catapult the company into the digital world of high tech computerized “Unattended Retailing”. After 4 years of assessing the retailing landscape, BMC Universal Technologies Inc. was born. Utilizing the talents of their high tech department, BMC-UT also has the advantage of drawing on the experience of the Machine-O-Matic years when the company manufactured automation equipment for numerous industries.
BMC Universal Technologies Inc.
BMC-UT will focus on designing and manufacturing dispensing equipment that operates in a fully digital environment, utilizing the most current payment systems which include, debit, credit, cash, tap & go, Android and Apple Pay. They will lead the industry in the “Unattended Retail” environment with unique machines that will offer the consumer a memorable experience while at the same time offering “The Brands” new means of staying connected with their customer. For more information visit www.bmcuniversaltech.com.