Every country has one or more associations gathers vending professionals such as manufacturers, importers, distributors and vending machines operators.
Andean’s working guideline covers three main scopes: tax, commercial and labour systems, the relationship with central and local governments and the creation of a regional structure among other aspects.
The European Association (EVA) has as a main goal to standardize the industrial plugs of the vending machines, to unify the regulatory framework, to promote the exchange of information and experience among the associations, to unify criteria and the decision-making regarding the payment systems and to launch the research in the field of the wealth fare, the health and the sustainable development. The association wishes to be a knowledge centre of vending technologies and innovation aimed to improve the efficiency, the productivity, the competitiveness and customer satisfaction. At last EVA is working to represent, to promote and the defend the interest of the European vending industry.
The European Vending Association is a non-profit making organization representing the European vending sector and co-founder with the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) of the Worldwide Vending Association.
NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering and mobile in United States of America. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.