Vending machines go cashless

KUALA LUMPUR: The hassle of looking around for small change just to purchase a beverage from a vending machine is a thing of the past, as you can now do so via your Touch 'n Go card.

With the collaboration between Touch' n Go Sdn Bhd (TNGSB), Ventaserv Sdn Bhd (Ventaserv) and Coca Cola Refreshments (M) Sdn Bhd (Coca-Cola), consumers no longer need to be bothered about finding loose change when they purchase drinks from any Ventaserv vending machines.

"All they need to do is just select their preferred drinks then tap their card to make a payment, it's so easy and hassle-free," TNGSB chief operating officer, Farilla Abdullah said during the official launch of the Touch 'n Go Payment At Vending Machines yesterday.

To commemorate the launch, Farilla announced that TNGSB will be running a two-month campaign for all its card users.

"The campaign, Top 50 Spenders Campaign, which runs from July 25 until Sept 30 at selected Ventaserv's vending machines, allows the winners to walk away with one set of a limited edition Coca-Cola Touch 'n Go card and one carton of Coca-Cola drinks.

"More information about the campaign is available on our corporate website and social media page," Farilla said.

Also present at the launch was Ventaserv chief executive officer Sophia Lim who revealed that Ventaserv is the first vending machine operator in the local market to adopt the cashless payment mechanism.

"Currently there are some 500 Ventraserv vending machines available in hospitals, recreational parks, shopping malls, and schools in the Klang Valley, and we are hoping that we would be able to roll out 1,000 vending machines within the region by year-end," she added.