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French vending machine fillers competition

  • French vending machine fillers competition

  • On Thursday 16 March, come and watch the inaugural competition in France for vending machine fillers. 14 contestants from 6 companies will do battle to become the first-ever winner of this event organised by NAVSA.


    French vending machine fillers competition

    The practical and theory tests devised for contestants will test their skills and knowledge in a range of criteria:

    • hygiene,
    • food law,
    • drink quality,
    • adherence to instructions and processes,
    • management of use-by dates,
    • filling methodology,
    • dealing with technical problems which do not require a technician to be called out,
    • relations with customers,
    • reporting to management,
    • cases of specific or unexpected events,
    • the noting of anomalies,
    • quality of work,
    • representing the company,
    • safety.



    A judging panel made up of 4 professionals from the vending industry will vote to elect the winner, who will win a gift voucher for €1,000 :

    Dominique Barée (Nestlé Professional retired), François Lucot (IVS France Society), Mathieu Turpin (NAVSA General representative), Pierre Albrieux (NAVSA President).

  • Programme

  • 10.00 – 10.40am:
    Introduction to the contest


    10.40 – 11.00am:
    Theory test: 20-question multiple choice questionnaire


    11.00am – 12.00pm:
    Answer session and marking of tests by judges
    The 5 highest-marking contestants qualify for the practical test.

    11.50am: Announcement of qualifiers.


    1.30 – 4.00pm:
    Practical test: 30 minutes for each contestant on two machines supplied by Necta


    4.00 – 5.00pm:
    Judges meet to deliberate and appraise contestants following practical test.


    Awards ceremony by the competition sponsors.



    *Each stage takes place under the supervision of a judicial officer

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