Edeka awards contract for 600 reverse vending machines to Wincor Nixdorf
Conclusion of a framework agreement for equipping retail stores
Wincor Nixdorf has concluded a framework agreement with leading German food retailer Edeka to equip some of the group’s stores with reverse vending machines. The recently-signed contract with Edeka comprises a total of 600 systems to be used for the return of one-way and refillable containers. This contract is due to run for two years. As part of the order, we will also be providing an extended range of services over the same period of time. This success has enabled Wincor Nixdorf to further strengthen its position as a supplier of self-service and automation solutions for retail stores.
The deciding factor for Wincor Nixdorf’s winning this order was the excellent experience Edeka has had with the operation of previously installed systems. “With this framework agreement, Wincor Nixdorf and Edeka underscore the long-lasting and successful cooperation between both companies,” says Jörn Förster, who is responsible at Wincor Nixdorf for the company’s reverse vending machine business.
The order also comprises a wide range of technology in the rear section, including compactors, as well as services such as installation, start-up and service packs. The 600 systems will be installed both in subsidiary-based operations associated with Edeka’s regional companies and in the group’s independent retail stores.
With some 12,000 stores and expected sales of around 43 billion euros in 2009, the EDEKA Group is the number one food retailer in Germany. Its core business areas include the full product range business conducted by independent EDEKA merchants as well as the discount segment. In total, the company has around 280,000 employees.