Coca Cola Ludhiana Plant MD Kailash Goenka signed MoU with LPU
40 Automatic Vending Machines of Coca Cola to strew LPU Campus
First machine already installed in one of the hostels in the campus
Jalandhar: LPU has earned the distinction of being the only place in the country to have "Pay and Use" Vending machines of Coca Cola Pvt. Ltd. The first machine, in the University was inaugurated in the Boy's Hostel No.1 of the campus by Mr. Kailash Goenka, Managing Director Ludhiana Beverages Pvt Ltd, who flew down to Phagwara to sign a MoU with the University to install further 39 more machines in the university campus. On this occasion Vice Chairman of Lovely Group Mr. Naresh Mittal was especially present to complete the signing procedure of MoU. Vending machines will be installed across the length and breadth of the University campus, to ensure that refreshment facilities are always at an arm's length of the students.
The machine is very much similar to the automatic weighing machines installed at public places, though this one is bulkier, shells out more products and of course more catchy in appearance also, The machine will accept currency notes, and the electronic panel on the front of machine will ask for the options. As per the choice entered, the machine will shell out bottle/can of cold drink, juice, mineral water etc. The machine has the advantage of man-less services and can be used round the clock. Because of prompt services, it also leads to congestion free sale-points.
Managing Director Kailash Goenka said, "The automatic vending machines are usually meant for sale-points with high consumer count and quick services. Hence the largest University of country, with 25000 students was a natural choice for us to install such machines in substantial number."The machine is evincing much interest amongst the students, and its usage has acquired the proposition of a rage; given its novelty and anytime usability. So much so, that some of the users prefer to travel from the farthest corners of the campus to the vending machine installed in the hostel, just to grab a bottle tucked out by the machine." Shri Ashok Mittal, Chancellor LPU in his statement said, "LPU campus has always been a technology driven campus. So, it is keeping in with the tradition, that LPU campus has been chosen by Coca Cola Pvt. Ltd., to be the place of country to start with the automatic vending machines. We see it is another step in our continuous journey of augmenting student services by leveraging technology."