Dansk Supermarked A/S, the leading food retailer in Denmark, has signed an exclusive framework agreement with Wincor Nixdorf. As part of this three-year agreement, Wincor Nixdorf will successively deliver and install over 300 reverse vending machines by the end of 2015. This order further extends the long-term cooperation between Dansk Supermarked and Wincor Nixdorf, which has so far comprised the areas of POS systems, cash management and electronic shelf labelling, among others.
Dansk Supermarked has ordered Wincor Nixdorf’s Revendo 8000 and Revendo 9020 systems. The group’s Danish stores will be equipped exclusively with Revendo 9020 systems while the German Netto stores run by Dansk Supermarked will also be using the Revendo 8000. As a through-the-wall system with modular background components, the Revendo 9020 enables site-specific solutions for transporting, sorting, collecting and compacting empties. The systems can be integrated readily in existing point-of-sale and merchandise management environments thanks to their PC technology and standard interfaces. Receipt data and daily reverse vending machine transactions can thus be transferred to the POS system automatically.
In addition, the new Revendo 9020 product generation uses only one standardized, high-quality module for the recognition of single bottles. “Our tests have confirmed the high recognition reliability of the system,” asserts Casper Svendsen, International Store Concept Manager at Netto International. Wincor Nixdorf’s consulting services were another determining factor in the retailer’s decision. “An exact cost/benefit analysis already demonstrated the modular solution’s added value prior to the installation,” says Casper Svendsen.
The Revendo 9020 technology will be installed in Dansk Supermarked’s Netto, Føtex and Bilka supermarkets in Denmark as well as in its German Netto stores both to extend existing and replace old systems. In addition to delivery and installation, the contract with the Danish retailer also comprises services. Wincor Nixdorf will be implementing its preventive service concept here: On the one hand, the retail company will be able to eliminate smaller faults itself; on the other hand, Wincor Nixdorf will provide remote maintenance for the systems over the eServices platform. This increases system availability and provides retailers with maximum transparency on the status of their reverse vending solutions. “We’re hoping to achieve optimal recognition reliability and high system availability while reducing the number of site visits by technicians to a minimum,” says Casper Svendsen.
With some 1,300 supermarkets and convenience stores in Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany, Dansk Supermarked generates annual revenues of around nine billion euros. The company is the market leader in the Danish food retailing sector with a market share of 33 percent.