OUR NEW LOGO: A TRIBUTE TO THE ART OF HOT DRINKS AND VENDING
Since 1969, the logo for our family business has remained virtually unchanged. We are proud to present our new logo for with a focus on hot beverages. With this new modern design, we want to better express our passion in this field. It represents our dedication to the quality and taste of our products, as well as our passion for making coffee, tea and other hot beverages.
The logo shows our name - which we stand for - surrounded by stylised steam. The steam symbolises the freshness and fragrance of our hot drinks, while the name reflects the quality and taste of our products. We want to symbolise the combination of creativity and passion that goes into each of our products.
It is a symbol of our continuous development in hot drinks and vending, combined with the tradition of our long-standing family business. We are proud to present it as our new trademark.
We look forward to treating you to our delicious hot drinks soon!
SAVE THE DATE
In October you can visit us again at HOST MILANO, the world's leading trade fair for the catering and hospitality industry in Milan. The modern Fiera Milano exhibition center will offer trade visitors a complete overview of the world's best catering and hospitality products from October 13-17.
At the same time, a deep insight into future trends is guaranteed. We can't miss out on this with our three high-end machines for every application: The OCX series is our table top classic in best quality. Our S-series, consisting of intelligent stand-alone machines stands up to any endurance test. With our C-series as a versatile premium table top, we round off our portfolio.
We are looking forward to your visit!
HENRI SCHIBORR RETIRES
AFTER FOURTEEN YEARS IN THE TECHNICAL FIELD SERVICE, HENRI SCHIBORR IS LEAVING JAKOB GERHARDT AT THE END OF AUGUST. THUS, ONE OF THE "LAST GENTLEMAN OF THE INDUSTRY" IS TAKING A WELL-DESERVED RETIREMENT.
In 2008, Henri Schiborr moved from the renowned manufacturer Sielaff to the smaller, but innovative and family-run traditional company Jakob Gerhardt. It was a move he never regretted and one that also benefited Gerhardt. For example, he was instrumental in introducing the predecessor series of today's vending machines and led Gerhardt's innovative hot beverage vending machines to success during the difficult times of the banking crisis at the time. Because Henri Schiborr knows everyone in the industry and everyone knows Henri. From the very beginning, he enriched the Gerhardt family as a customer service representative with his high level of commitment, his knowledge of the vending market and his extensive expertise.
Henri Schiborr was in charge of Gerhardt's central and northern German market. With many years of experience, tact and technical know-how, he ensured satisfied customers and operators as well as the smooth operation of our vending machines at our customers. With his keen sense of market developments, he also provided valuable impetus for the new and further development of our innovative product range.
We thank Henri Schiborr for his outstanding commitment, his thoughtful suggestions and his excellent performance. And last but not least for always being a reliable part of the Gerhardt family. We wish him a good start to his well-deserved retirement.
Of course, we are not leaving our customers out in the cold now. Our employee Uwe Danner, who has also been with us for many years, will take over Henri's customers and sales territory. With a high level of technical knowledge and expertise, we know that our customers will continue to be well looked after in the future.
GERMAN BRANCH MEETING
From 27 to 29 September, we will be presenting our range of vending machines to buyers and decision-makers in the vending and coffee industry at VENDTRA in Munich.
At our booth we will show vending machines for every taste - from the small but nice OCX, the individual C-Series to the innovative S-Series.
We are looking forward to your visit at the Olympiapark in Munich and to having a beer with you at the Oktoberfest - Area 3 / Booth H 068-070.
VENDCON IN BONN
The new congress format, which took place for the first time in 2018, enables a parallelism of congress program and exhibition. Each trade visitor can switch between the lectures and the exhibition according to their own interests.
In the VendCon trade exhibition, we will present our current vending machines with more than 30 additional exhibitors - we would be pleased to welcome you in Bonn.
See you at the Kameha Grand Hotel: 08. and 09. November 2022!
GERHARDT'S NEXT LEVEL TECHNOLOGY
TODAY, FOR TOMORROW, FROM HERE.
WITH TIMELESS DESIGN AND SUSTAINABLE QUALITY, GERHARDT COUNTERACTS A FAST-MOVING INDUSTRY. AND POSITIONS ITSELF IN THE MARKET WITH INTELLIGENT PREMIUM VENDING MACHINES THAT ARE CHARACTERIZED BY OUTSTANDING FUNCTIONALITY, HIGH COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND SPECIAL DURABILITY.
With production at the Nürtingen site, selected materials from regional upstream suppliers and partners, and well thought-out components developed in-house, Gerhardt not only ensures short transport routes, but also guarantees uncompromising quality that pays off in the long term. For example, Gerhardt uses high-quality stainless steel, polished aluminum, glass and chrome, where many competitors rely on inexpensive plastic. In addition to excellent design in outstanding workmanship, the energy-efficient premium vending machines impress with their intelligent inner workings - and high-quality full-HD touchscreens made in Germany.
GERHARDT PRESENTS THE COMPLETE PRODUCT RANGE AT VENDITALIA
With its versatile range of vending machines, Jakob Gerhardt provides exclusive product variety at the highest level in Milan. In addition to the small, fine OCX table tops and the innovative floor-standing vending machines of the intelligent S-series, the successfully introduced new C-series will be presented. The further developed high-end vending machines with new design and even more compact dimensions are characterized by a maximum selection of finest coffee shop specialties as well as highest flexibility, functionality and large capacity.
You will find Gerhardt at Venditalia in Fieramilanocity in Hall 4, Booth D47/E48.
SAVE THE DATE
It was finally announced that VENDITALIA will be continued this year, not at the end of May as originally planned, but two weeks earlier.
VENDITALIA is the most important international trade fair of the industry, as it presents the latest trends and technologies.
We will show three high-end machines for every purpose: the OCX series is our table top classic in best quality. Our S series, all of them intelligent free-standing machines, withstands every endurance test. Our portfolio is complemented by our new C series, being a versatile premium table top machine.
Visit us at the VENDITALIA in Milan – we are looking forward to see you!
VENDTRA 2021 – OUR FAIR COMEBACK
We presented our range of hot drink vending machines during two fair days on September 29th and 30th, 2021: from our compact pro machine OCX, new and flexible table top of C-series up to our high-end self-standing S-series machines.
About 60 exhibitors from 15 countries showed their novelties at the “little” Olympic hall on the Olympic park in Munich besides us.
Next year the Vendtra in Munich will take place on September 27th to September 29th. We are already now looking forward to your visit there. Or, even better: come to visit us in May next year at the Venditalia in Milano. Benvenuto!
COMING DIRECTLY TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE
Our Showmobil hit the road. There are still restrictions in everyday life and contacts to the customers are held over a distance. But we would not be Gerhardt if we would not be able to solve this problem: we will bring our premium machines directly to you – in our Showmobil 2021!
Our mobile showroom contains 3 high-end machines for every kind of usage: OCX-series being our table top classic in best quality, the intelligent self-standing machines of our S-series and as well our new C-series as varied premium table top.
Since February, we visit interested persons and show them what today can already be for tomorrow!
VENDTRA 2021 IN REAL
This year the VENDTRA will finally take place again from 29.-30. September 2021 on the grounds of the Olympic Park in Munich! Come by during your visit to the trade fair and finally meet us again for real. Free entry!
We show you all about hot beverages with our strong triple formation: From office to outdoor we offer you the compact professional machines of the OCX-series, the flexible table tops of the C-series & the high-end free-standing machines of the S-series.
2020 was a year that presented both our customers and us manufacturers with great challenges. Challenges that we not only mastered well together with you, but also stimulated us to initiate new creative processes. We would like to thank you most sincerely for this and for the excellent cooperation under difficult conditions.
We wish you a Merry Christmas, time to relax, reflect on the really important things and many bright rays in the coming year.
NEWS, TRENDS, NOVELTIES – VENDTRA 2020
For the first time, Vendtra will take place on the ground of Olympic parc in Munich September 30th to October 1st, 2020. Besides the intelligent S series and our adaptable office coffee machine OCX, we will present our brandnew C series on our booth.
Strict regulation of number of visitors as well as modern hygiene guidelines will offer the necessary safety for everybody participated. We are looking forward to your visit and a successful restart – at the only fair of our branch of this year.
EUVEND HAS BEEN SUSPENDED THIS YEAR!
Eu’Vend has been suspended this year but does already have a new date: October 27th to 29th, 2022. According to the current situation regarding Corona virus, Koelnmesse decided to cancel this year’s euvend & coffeena which was scheduled in Cologne in October 2020.
Save this date or – even better – visit us in Munich at the Vendtra September 30th to October 1st, 2020, or in Milano March 2021.
We are looking forward to you. Please stay healthy!
VISIT US – FIERA MILANO RHO
Presenting latest trends and technologies, VENDITALIA is one of the most important international fairs in the business. Due to Corona pandemic, the fair date had to be postponed for the second time already. New date now is May, 2022. Thanks Corona!
Anyway, we are glad that we may present our various product range and latest (Gerhardt) innovation to you in Milano: new C series. Please have a taste of the thought-out features of new C table tops and intelligent S series staying in a pleasant lounge atmosphere – or get informed about perfect office coffee solutions while having a freshly prepared coffee specialty out of the OCX.
Visit us on VENDITALIA – we are looking forward to you!
VISIT US AT THE INTERGASTRA – HALL 8 / STAND 8D12
The INTERGASTRA has positioned itself as an innovative trade fair for gastronomy & hotel industry with a big variety of trends. An extensive diversity in perfection will as well expect you at the stand of Jakob Gerhardt. Besides our successful OCX premium compact machine, we are going to present the brandnew Gerhardt S series to you. Convince yourself of our innovative high-end selfstanding machine with its intelligent inner workings and enjoy fresh brewed coffee specialties made of whole beans. Visit us at the INTERGASTRA – we are looking forward to it!
PATENTED: GERHARDT MMX
The MMX technology we developed ensures sustained reduced maintenance input in our machines and clearly improved mixing and foam quality at the same time. We were already awarded with the Vending Star for this. Now we were officially given the European Patent for our innovative mixing system MMX: Gerhardt MMX (EP patent no. 3354173).
The system for mixing powder and water which is closed in itself sustained prevends pollution of the inner space by reversing the conventional mixing principle. The result of this is an outstanding mixing outcome at reduced water use. Gerhardt MMX is, amongst other things, installed in our OCX series machines as well as in the new intelligent S series.
With giant steps, the year comes to its end. We have achieved another step in Gerhardt’s success story with this successful patenting of our revolutionary MMX technology. We wish all our customers Happy Holidays and a good start into the new year.
FAIR SUCCESS IN ITALY – HOST MILANO 2019
Worldwide leading fair for gastronomy and hotel industry took place in Milano from October 18th to 22nd. For the second time, we introduced our product range in the home of espresso at the modern fair area Fiero Milano.
Besides our already successful fully automatic coffee vending machine OCX, we presented the new Gerhardt S series to the international public for the first time and granted the expert visitors a deeper insight into our future trends and innovative product range. And made them enjoy one or another coffee specialty.
We thank all visitors and look forward to next HOST MILANO 2021 – arrivederci!
VISIT US AT THE HOST MILANO 2019
Visit us at the HOST MILANO in Milano which is the worldwide leading trade fair for gastronomy business. It will be worth it: trade visitors will find a complete overview of best gastronomy and hotel industry products worldwide at the modern fair area of Fiera Milano from October 18thto 22nd.
A deep insight into future trends will be guaranteed at the same time. So we cannot miss this with our innovative product range. We are really pleased to present our new GERHARDT S-series with its trendsetting features as well as our successful OCX coffee automatic to a professional audience from 172 countries. Will you be there? We are looking forward to your visit!
NEW S-SERIES: SUCCEEDING AT THE EU’VEND
We introduced our premium self-standing machines of the new S-series at the euvend & coffeena in Cologne from May 9th to 11th, 2019, having big success: these innovative high-end machines convinced by excellent design and intelligent interior equipment, as well as a variety of hot drinks. Expert visitors from all over the world were able to test the numerous features of the new S-series in a pleasant lounge atmosphere at our newly designed exhibition stand, get informed about modern Office Coffee solutions while having a coffee specialty in Barista quality or toast to 50 year Jakob Gerhardt anniversary with a special Gerhardt cocktail.
CHRISTIAN RYBOL – 25 YEARS AT JAKOB GERARDT
Congratulations to our production head Christian Rybol for 25-year-company-anniversary! He started to work at Jakob Gerhardt in 1994. Being a man from the first beginnings, he was decisively involved in manufacturing of GF 309, which was the first Gerhardt hot drinks vending machine and was introduced during the same year.
We thank Christian Rybol for his outstanding engagement, long-term loyalty and innovative suggestions – and are hoping for a lot of more common years at Jakob Gerhardt.
LOOK FORWARD TO: NEW GERHARDT S-2019
We will present our latest innovation – made in Nürtingen – at this year’s euvend & coffeena from May 9th to 11th, 2019:
High-quality and high-class components, such as the next generation of MMX mixing systems, combined with optional double grinder, perform finest coffee specialties – even at major sites with intense demand. This is coffee vending on a new level. Intuitively operated touchscreens available in two sizes, interacting with most modern controlling technology will open completely new possibilities for your business. High-quality top design and selected materials of Gerhardt S-2019 will make your customers appreciate a hot drinks vending machine in a different way to how it was before.
FOR THE 80. BIRTHDAY OF JAKOB GERHARDT
Our company founder Mr. Jakob Gerhardt could celebrate his 80. birthday on 14.09.2018!
On this occasion, he made a flashback to a moving life wherein he focussed especially on two things: his company and his family. Jakob Gerhardt had great success in joining both of them – to this day Jakob Gerhardt Automatische Verkaufsanlagen GmbH is still a real family business in second generation.
The staff congratulated their “senior boss” to his special day and gathered for a group portrait which they gave to him as reminder of eventful common years.
SUPPORT FOR THE FIELD SERVICE
Since May 1st Wolfgang Rösner has been supporting the technical field service of Gerhardt with a special focus on expanding the new sales for the OCX-series. We are glad to have his assistance, which is truly needed in the course of the rollout of the OCX and the already huge demand. Together with the established sales team around Uwe Danner, Henri Schiborr, and Bernd Gerhardt, Wolfgang Rösner is the contact person of operators especially in the southern German market. Last he had worked for the producer Sielaff.
OCX – SUCCESSFUL ROLLOUT OF OUR SHOWPIECE
The production of the OCX series has finally started! After the initial delay, we are happy that we've been able to offer the smallest and finest of our Gerhardt machines for sale since the beginning of the year. And the first feedback of our regional, national and international customers has been consistently and extraordinarily positive. They are especially impressed by the innovative MMX technology. It has been acknowledged that the technology truly yields great product results, the milk foam is a dream, and as a completely closed system the cleaning expenses have been reduced to a minimum.
But we don’t want to rest on our laurels: From now on you get fitting accessories in high-class OCX design along with the OCX – cappuccino and espresso cups, a stylish latte macchiato glass and even sugar sticks and little chocolate bars in the same design! And the special equipment cup-warmer in fitting design and payment module will be deliverable starting July 2018. All in all an amazingly successful start of our smallest new one!
VENDITALIA – VISIT US, IT'S WORTH IT!
From Wednesday, June 6th, to Saturday, June 9th, 2018, we will present our range of models at the Venditalia in Milan. Can our OCX-series also pass as an office barista in the motherland of the espresso? We are convinced of that!
The Venditalia, which takes place every two years in turn with the Eu'Vend in Cologne, is the European leading fair of the vending industry. By now it is vital for us to show our presence at this event. And it pays off! Not just for us but also for the audience. We look forward to your visit!
GERHARDT OCX – THE NEW YEAR WILL JUST START WELL!
Our new OCX series will of course be the focus at the HoReCa fair HOST, which will take place in Milano from October 20th to 24th. We will present updated and completely functioning prototypes of our new series in Milano.
Unfortunately the delivery date of our OCX will be delayed to January 2018. The most important reasons for this delay are the complex implementation of the innovative MMX technology as well as the revision of the powder canisters: in order to increase their volumes and enable an easier filling, they will jut out upward in the finished series.
But it is for sure that we will really “rev up” with the production of OCX at the beginning of the new year in January!
HOST – THE INNOVATIONS-FAIR OF THE HORECA-WORLD IN MILAN
Host is the leading fair of the HoReCa-World und dedicates a huge part to the topic of coffee and vending machines. The international “Place To Be” to get to know the most important novelties of the industry. From the 20th to the 24th of October 2017, Milan is once again going to be “the capital of the professional hospitality industry” with over 2,000 exhibitors.
We are going to present our entire range of models including the new and the newest developments at this fair. For example, the Gerhardt OCX series – Mono and Duo – as well as the revolutionary MMX-technique and the innovative CTG-2018 vending machine.
The modern Fiera Milano exhibitions center has a direct connection to the subway and offers 6,000 parking spots for the over 150,000 expected visitors from 170 countries. We look forward to your visit!
AND THE WINNER IS ... GERHARDT MMX!
The Vending Star 2017 goes to Gerhardt Vending Manufactory’s latest innovation.
It became quite emotional for us again during the “Vending Star” award at the Eu’Vend: Arnaud van Amerongen, who, being the managing director of Swiss Aequator AG, is a real expert and cognoscente of the business, congratulated his “dear colleagues of the kind, professional family company Gerhardt” on the award in a cordially encomium. He emphasized how important it is to question especially a finished technology which all manufacturers have accepted as a condition and recognize in the process that time and again there are ways to newly think of and develop something which really brings progress to the vending machine business. With recent MMX mixing system innovation, the company had succeeded in this in an exemplary way.
We thank van Amerongen for his appositing words and the members of the jury for their award.
After we received the first Vending Star ever in 2007 for the first fully automatic lid dispenser withdisposing mechanism, it is now the second time that we are awarded with this prize. It will be that time again in ten years – at the latest!
EU’VEND 2017 – THE COUNTDOWN IS ON
Some more few days only, then the time has come – Eu’Vend opens its gates at April 27th. About 200 exhibitors will be present and the organizer expects far more than 5.000 skilled visitors! And probably each of them will drop by at our booth B80/C89 in hall 9.1 and examine our matured bestsellers as well as the Gerhardt novelties. Above all, our all new developed OCX series. We are convinced of the success of our smallest new family member for one hundred percent, of course. But a little nervousness will remain anyhow – how well will it go down with the skilled audience? We at Gerhardt Vending Manufacture will know more, just in a few days… and you will too.
Because we are looking forward to welcome you – yes exactly: You! – at the Eu’Vend 2017. See you then!