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Dispensing / self-serve

Meet the demands of the rapidly changing dispensing market using our innovative solutions

Dispensing / Self-Serve

The dispensing and self-serve industry is a constantly evolving marketplace with innovative design introductions rapidly driving customer expectations of new purchasing opportunities for people on the go. Whether it’s coffee vending, snacks, soda, or other retail items, your customers look for innovative, intuitive equipment that offers reliability, versatility, and efficiency in both energy and space.

Choosing Vollrath Manufacturing Services (VMS) as your OEM partner means you will exceed these expectations. We've worked closely with dispensing equipment manufacturers to deliver high quality components that contribute to product efficiency. We've developed custom dispensing equipment components using:

At VMS, we form partnerships that deliver solutions for the dispensing and self-serve industry. We solve problems too complex for the typical contract manufacturer while reducing lead times and boosting output.


We can provide engineering design consulting and a variety of manufacturing capabilities to help you with your new product development.

Innovative Dispensing for On-The-Go Consumers

In our experience with dispensing and self-serve machine manufacturers, we have produced hot/cold tanks and other components using our manufacturing expertise in metal stamping and fabrication. We work closely with our customers to truly understand your needs and how your products will be used in order to provide the best solution.

VMS customers have access to a range of capabilities and material sources. Our engineers reduce product and component development cost in a market where innovation and advancement continuously grow at a fast pace.

Often, we provide value-add processes such as:

  • Passivation
  • Leak Testing
  • Polishing
  • Welding

Custom Dispensing/Self-Serve Solutions

Our engineers design and build custom components and products. If you’re considering a custom dispensing or self-serve solution, our team will meet with you to determine your needs and guide you through the entire process.

VMS has all the prototype design and validation your project will need. If you don’t have a design or drawing, we can help you create one. If you already have a design, our engineers will review it and identify cost-savings design opportunities and engineer out any potential production issues.

Once the design is finalized, we have the ability to use 3D printers to create prototypes and models to ensure you can see the final product prior to production.

Our experienced tooling engineers can develop custom tooling to your specifications or modify existing stock components to create your part.

Our robust sourcing capabilities give you access to our large network of material suppliers. Our volumes and connections ensure that your material costs start low and stay low.

When it’s time for production, our breadth of capabilities and capacity give us the flexibility to manufacture quality components and products quickly.

Why Vollrath

Vollrath Manufacturing Services engineers act as an extension of your internal team to help you reduce the barriers and long lead times of typical new product development environments.

Engineering Expertise.

Vollrath has experienced electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, tooling and industrial engineers on staff. Think of our team as an extension of yours. We are a resource you can turn to when you need help developing components for continued success.

Right from the beginning, VMS will provide professional project management resources to support your project, solve problems and ensure our team meets your deadlines. All key VMS functions will be available to work with your team.

Manufacturing Capabilities.

VMS offers various capabilities at our six Wisconsin-based manufacturing facilities. Our facilities are ISO certified with ISO 9001. We also are knowledgeable about UL, CSA, NSF, ETL and CE standards.

Each of our facilities offers its own manufacturing specialties, allowing us to serve a broad range of industries. Our varied capabilities and extensive capacity allow us to be more resourceful and responsive than most suppliers.

American Sustainability.

We are an American company manufacturing American-made goods in the country’s heartland. Through our Lean manufacturing team and Continuous Improvement/Kaizen events, we work to eliminate waste in our manufacturing systems. All cardboard used in our plants is recycled as well. For more information on our sustainability efforts, please visit our Sustainability web page.

As a company we care about making the world a better place. We give back to the communities where we work and live. Our employees participate in programs like Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and more. We have also implemented an engineering co-op program as a means to recruit high potential candidates by providing a meaningful and educational work experience in their field of study. Please see our Community Outreach page for more information.


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