SA company revolutionises the

SA company revolutionises the vending machine business

Delicious, healthy snacks from a vending machine? Yup.

SA company revolutionises the

A company has taken the vending machine idea to a whole new level with the dispensing of healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks.

Green Machine is the brainchild of Capetonians Gideon Greaves and Chad Knezovich who had had enough of having to settle for sugary snacks when a craving hit.

Gideon and Chad in front of a Green Machine

To compete with normal vending machines stocked with cheap, high GI junk foods, Gideon and Chad ensure that the items for sale in the Green Machine are reasonably priced and on a par with their unhealthy counterparts.

Gideon and Chad personally research and then taste every type of food that goes into the Green Machine, making sure that it is natural and healthy.

“We think it’s a trend that is only going to increase and with the help of Green Machine we’d like to speed that process up,” says Gideon.

Green Machine vending machines can already be spotted around Cape Town in office buildings, and a further two are due to be placed next month.

Gideon says, “We are trying to change the bad reputation that the vending industry has and only use quality machines from Europe.”

As well as the Smart Vending Machines or Health Fridge, Green Machine also provides healthy snacks in a Green Box – a selection of delicious, healthy snacks delivered to your door anywhere in South Africa.

Partnering up with Greenpop, Green Machine plants trees every time a vending machine is launched. And, to stay on the cutting edge, payment options at Green Machines include credit and debit card facilities, WeChat Wallet, Zapper and SnapScan.

As a self-funded business, Green Machine is looking for investors, but the pace at which the business is growing is comfortable and Gideon says that they are in no rush.

If you’d like to get in touch with Gideon or Chad about ordering products with Green Machine’s display stand, send them a mail, or go to the website for more info.