The first European producer and distributor of ice vending machinesWe are an international producer and distributor of ice vending machines, as well as our own remote management platform. We have been around since 2010 when we bought our first ice vending machines. Since then, a lot has changed. After the machines we bought weren’t meeting our needs, we gutted them and started over. The resulting success inspired the development of our own entirely new machines with multiple patent-pending functionalities. Our completely redesigned original machines are currently available, and our all new proprietary machines will debut on the market in the very near future. We have also developed our very own innovative remote access management system, QMS.
Now you’re probably wondering what makes Quickice machines stand out from the competition. Here are just a few of the many reasons: Our patent-pending Smartbin™ technology is the most advanced in its class. Ergonomic, intuitive design. Every customer-facing element in our machines has been designed to maximize efficient and easy use. Customize your machines. Contact us and custom make your ideal machines. Our innovative Management System allows you to manage your machines and your ice business from anywhere – it also helps your customers find their closest machine at any time via a mobile app or internet browser. For every part of our machine, we use the best components on the market from the well-known, international brands that you trust.
WHY ICE VENDING MACHINES?
You’re in the market for ice and water vending machines. You probably already know why they can be a great tool for your business. Reasons such as: More profits – why pay your ice distributor an average of $1.00 per 5kg (10lb) bag when you could have your own ice vending machine that does the same for about $0.20. That’s a lot more money in your pockets. Get rid of ‘out of stock’ signs – no waiting for delivery, limits lost profits due to theft and more environmentally friendly – no need for transportation and no waste-water, excess product or refrigeration mean our machines have a much lower carbon footprint than traditional ice distributors.
OUR MACHINESOur goal is to design fast, efficient, intuitive, ergonomically superior ice and water vending machines that work even in a variety of weather conditions to produce the highest quality, clear, clean, fresh ice and water that even your most discerning clients can appreciate. At the moment our F150 model is ready to ship, and our first completely original prototype should be available on the market in early 2016, with more options in the pipeline for the near future.
ALL NEW MACHINES
R&D – and a lot of trial and error – have led us to a momentous occasion. The upcoming launch of our very own, all new, ice and water vending machines. We have assembled a team of expert contractors, engineers, designers and constructors to work with us in creating new machines that better meet the needs of clients using the best components from around the world. Prototypes are currently being tested, and the machines should be on the market by early 2016.
Custom build your machine. Optional LCD/touch screen, case, payment options, bin capacity, and ice maker, among others.
Patent-pending Smartbin™ with capacity ranging from 80-150 kg
Custom-made Quickice Ice Maker with production capacity of 200-400kg/24h
Customizable payment options, including cash and coins, tokens, credit cards, smartphones and special payment cards (like gift cards).
System controller by Allen-Bradley PLC
Self packing ice and water dispensing for larger quantities
Dispensing area for small quantities
Water Recycling System
F Series Machine
Built-in option: main functions are inside the wall like an ATM machine. Can work in any weather conditions.
B Series Machine
PHOTOS AND VISUALISATIONS
F &B SERIES MACHINES
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING PHASE
After completely redesigning all but the shell of the original machines, we began testing them. During this phase, we installed machines in various locations throughout Poland, Spain and Italy to see what features worked and what features still needed a little more work. It was a lot of trial and error that in the end was a big learning process for us – one that has greatly informed our soon-to-be-available prototype machines. Our “new” original machines are currently installed all over Europe, though we do have a few left in stock in case your ice vending machine needs are more urgent.
F150 - MAIN SPECIFICATIONS
Daily production capabilities: 120 -180 kg
Production time for 2 kg: ~14 min.
Maximum storage bin capacity: 50 kg
Product: Ice cube (size ~2.3 cm X 2.3 cm X 2.3 cm)
Cooling system: Air Cooled
Packaging system: Manual
Power type: 230V, PHASE 1, 50Hz
Power consumption (standby / nominal / max): 0.1kW / 1.4kW / 4.6kW Max
Type of coolant: R404A, 650g
Operating temperature range: +10°C (50°F) – +50°C (122°F) ( SP Zone)
Water pressure requirements: 0.5 – 5bar
Number of bags per roll: up to 1000 pieces
F150 - DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Machine Dimensions: 95 cm (W) X 87 cm (D) X 200 cm (H)
Machine Weight: 600kg
F150 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Screen / multimedia player: 17” LCD / MP4 video player
Player: MP4 video player
Payment options: Coins, bills and change back (MEI)
Security / Monitoring system: Yes – QMS (Quickice Management System)
Option for bagless operation: Yes
Anti-sticking device: Inside the tank – “Anti-ice Bridge Device”
Water filtration system: Set of BWT / 3M Filters
Antibacterial system: (3) UV-C lamps
Water circuit: Closed circuit (Water Recycling System)
Product guarantee: 12 months
ISO / Certificates: 9001/2008, 14000 / CE, UL, NSF,
Quality certificates and national certificates from the Sanitary Inspector
MACHINE MODEL F150
QMS - QUICKICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
NOW YOU CAN WORK ANYWHERE!
REMOTE MANAGEMENTOur QMS remote access management system is a complete solution to help streamline your business. Telemetry hardware paired with our web-based software or mobile app can remotely control every aspect of your vending business - from monitoring your vending machines to helping you keep track of the amount of stock to analyzing sales data and assigning user roles. And everything in between. When we say it’s a complete solution, we’re not exaggerating. Pretty much the only thing it doesn't do is give back rubs - but we're working on that. Online software can be accessed through any Internet browser or via our mobile app, wirelessly telling you about any aspect of any of your machines at any given time, not to mention the ability to generate reports on-the-spot for sales figures, individual machine or location figures, downtime reports, amount of product, history, supplier payments, maintenance activities, among countless other aspects. In addition, because you can customize each user’s role in QMS, your sensitive data stays safe, and the risk of human error is reduced. Our software also lets you generate work orders, issue invoices and manage payments, eliminating extra paperwork and saving you time.
BUSINESS OPTIONSEvery business is unique. This is exactly why we offer a number of business models and opportunities for partnership. One of them is sure to meet the needs of your growing business.
BECOME AN INDEPENDENT OWNER
It’s a simple as that. Purchase machines and start earning. Our F150 machines are currently available for purchase. The prototype machines will be available in early 2016.
Do you have the perfect spot with a lot of potential clients? Perhaps a revenue share is the right option for you. We can work with you to create the best option to fit your needs.
BECOME A DISTRIBUTOR
We are always looking for the best companies to sell, service and support our machines. Contact us for more information.
HOW WE STARTEDQuickice was founded in Warsaw, Poland in 2010 by Maciej Olejniczakowski and Marcin Sklodowski with the idea of introducing a new, more environmentally-friendly solution for selling ice in the European market. Pooling together our experience, we acquired a few dozen machines that we placed all throughout the country. Sales were high, and customer and client response was hot. However, for a variety of reasons we realized that both could be so much better if the machines were considerably upgraded. The rest is history.
Over the past few years, we have been very fortunate in the team of partners that we have joined forces with, each highly skilled and successful in their fields – from high level financial consulting to large scale industrial production and sales, each able to bring their own valuable experience to the table. In 2012 we partnered with production expert Maciej Kita, founder of Europlastic, a major producer of plastic finished goods, and sales executive Piotr Traczewski. In addition, R&D and production are expensive endeavors that would not have been possible without significant financial backing. Our years of hard work and diligence paid off in late 2014 when we partnered with Italian venture capital group, Zernike Meta Ventures, which has given us the opportunity to begin production of our machines, in addition to our other activities.
EU & VENTURE CAPITAL BACKING
Thanks to generous funding from ZernikeMeta Ventures (ZMV), we at Quickice have been able to turn our dreams of developing our own proprietary ice vending machines into reality. ZMV is a holding company specializing in finance for innovation and new businesses creation. It is an Italian-Dutch joint venture between Zernike Group and META Group. Zernike and META have managed more than 200 million euro for the seed and start-up financing, investing between 200,000 and 1,000,000 euro in more than 250 companies and getting returns higher than the European sector average with 180 exits.
The QMS – Management Platform Project is also co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Innovative Economy Operational Programme Measure 8.2, “Support for implementation of B2B e-business Project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.
After buying and installing machines we felt were not entirely meeting our expectations, we headed to the workshop. We assembled a team of highly skilled engineers, designers, constructors, and vending and other various experts, and we gutted the old machines down to the stainless steel shell. We then set to work completely redesigning each individual element – mostly from scratch.The redesign process also inspired us to begin prototyping our own entirely proprietary ice and water vending machines. Thanks to generous funding from venture capitalists, we are using the highest quality components from globally recognized producers, together with our own patent-pending design solutions to create faster, more efficient, ergonomically superior machines that work – even in a variety of weather conditions – to produce the highest quality, clear, clean, fresh ice and water. We will be debuting our new machines in the very near future. Because our state-of-the-art prototype machines deserve an equally advanced remote management system, in 2013 after securing EU grant money, we started developing a revolutionary remote access platform – QMS – that works not only with ice or water vending machines but with most any vending machine.
MEET OUR TEAM
We’re a team of hard-working visionaries. We know that the key to any successful business is people.
Production: Poland, 83-324 Brodnica Gorna, Chmielenska 17
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Tax ID: PL525-248-46-49 | NBR: 149492792 | Share Capital: PLN 114 510,00