Blog

Cash – the German’s dearest friend

While it is perfectly normal in other countries to pay small amounts with your mobile phone or credit card, Germans still tend to prefer paying with cash. What does this mean for the vending sector? In his current column for the Vending Management magazine Christoph Budelmann presents his idea of upgrading vending machines with an authentication device that allows cooperating retailers to deposit bills and to receive coins in return. The advantage: Retailers don’t have to obtain their cash through a bank or a CiT company which can be rather pricey.

Just take the plunge

According to this motto Budelmann Elektronik GmbH is involved in the “Network Companies integrate Refugees”. During one of the last network meetings Jeannine Budelmann was asked which advice she would give to companies which are interested in integrating refugees: You just have to “take the plunge” to employ a refugee. The “Network Companies integrate Refugees” eventually borrowed this clear and simple statement and used it for their postcard campaign.

In-company integration of refugees

The network event “Companies integrate refugees” took place on July 7. Speakers from different institutions informed the audience about in-company integration of refugees.
Next to representatives from the local job agency and department of foreigners Jeannine Budelmann was invited to share her experience. ”We offer an entry qualification to a refugee, which runs over the course of a year. Three times a week he works in our company, two times a week he takes languages lessons”, the CEO tells the audience.

New Research Project OptED

In the beginning of May a new research project was launched: OptED focuses on the use of data glasses during the manufacturing process of electronic components. Budelmann Elektronik develops an innovative software solution which supports quality assurance during manual circuit board assembly.

Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is part of many discussions nowadays. In his latest column for Vending Management Christoph Budelmann describes which possibilities industry 4.0 can offer to the vending sector. Nevertheless, he emphasizes that many companies already have implemented applications by now and that is seen as a standard by customers today. Thus, a market differentiation is not really possible anymore if you solely rely on industry 4.0. That’s why we would like to encourage you to consider future trends in order to react to them in a timely manner.

Pages