ME Group, the global leader in instant service vending equipment, today announces that it has partnered with French technology startup Digitiz.me, the unique and revolutionary omnichannel solution dedicated to the connected food vending equipment market.
Through this partnership, ME Group will extend its pizza vending estate worldwide, providing its customers (who include the world’s leading food professionals and retailers) with a powerful and easy-to-use digital platform. The technology will be rolled out across all ME Group food vending machines going forward, as the company works towards its ambition of becoming the market leader in France by the end of 2023 and a global market leader in the coming years.
Digitiz.me supports the digitization of food vending machines, enabling professionals in the food and wider hospitality sector to work with an omnichannel platform that enables them to easily connect to their equipment via the web, mobile or interactive terminals, and from a single interface. Through the partnership, omnichannel software offering an all-in-one complete solution will be rolled out across ME Group’s food vending equipment to offer consumers an easy and integrated experience.
Pascal FAUCHER, CEO Resto’Clock and Sempa (part of the Feed.ME business at ME Group), commented: “The partnership with Digitz.me will revolutionize the way our food vending machines function and deliver value for our partners. This has kicked off with the introduction of our new connected fridge, Boxpresso, which combines our two unique technologies of integrated omnichannel software and ‘Ovenbox’ packaging, which enables pizzas to be stored and cooked all in one box, providing consumers a quality product and a seamless user experience. This was well received by food professionals at the Parizza tradeshow and we look forward to incorporating the Digitiz.me technology across all our future food vending machines, as we work hard towards our ambition of becoming a market leader in France before the end of next year and globally in the coming years.”
Eric CHAIX, founder and CEO Digitiz.me, commented: “We are very proud of this strategic partnership with ME Group, with our solutions set to form an intrinsic part of the fast-growing ME Group offer to leading food professionals and retailers around the world. ME Group’s pizza vending machines are at the forefront of the company’s diversification into new business areas, and the integration of our world-class technology will accelerate its innovation and digitization while offering Digitiz.me the opportunity to develop its platform at the international level.
“This is further proof of the clear relevance of our IOT platform and our ability to integrate into and upgrade an existing machine.”