Our point-of-work vending solution.

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Point-of-work technology

Using the best web-enabled vending technology, U-vend™ machines can dispense all the workplace supplies your team uses at the point where they need it.

  • 25% reduction in spend
  • 50% reduction in inventory
  • 100% accurate management information

Controlled by swipe card access or pin control, the user swipes their ID card or enters their pin to gain access to the U-vend™ dispensing platform to remove their item. Load sensors instantly recognise the change in stock weight and accurately gauge the corresponding change in product quantity. When the user closes the door to complete the transaction, the exact quantity of each product issued to the user is date and time stamped.

Key Benefits

  • Just-in-time: minimum stock holdings, maximum efficiency
  • Minimises disruption and downtime caused by getting supplies from store rooms
  • Can be programmed to automatically re-order at pre-determined stock levels
  • Administration cost reduction
  • Staff have immediate access to the items they need
  • Touch pad screens ensure full usage compliance by staff – removing stock shrinkage
  • Guarantees no stock-outs
  • Live management information and control
  • Reduces spend and eliminates supplies hoarding
  • Single monthly-consolidated invoice from a single supplier


Our U-vend™ solution is connected directly to U-control™, giving you complete control and visibility of usage patterns. Management can quickly identify abuse, waste and other opportunities for improvement.

Controlled by touch pad screens with swipe card or pin access, U-vend™ provides the same high level of management control available through any of our supply chain solutions. Supply is controlled via data such as machine number, part number, cell number, cost centre and employee number.

Optimising productivity

If high-use, high-cost and mission-critical items are conveniently available to the operatives when they need them, output is optimised.

U-vend™ not only ensures critical materials, tools, parts, components and supplies are available at the point of use, it also automates the issuing of items, re-ordering and replenishment activities – creating a highly efficient and productive process.

When used in conjunction with our One-team™ fully managed on-site solution, the control of supply is unrivalled, ensuring maximum productivity.

Ease of use

There is no software to install on your site, no servers to buy or maintain, and nothing for your IT department to support. Both U-vend™ and U-control™ are secure, robust, cloud-based services. All you need is a wired or wireless connection to the internet. Data flows seamlessly from your U-vend™ devices through to U-control™.

What Our Clients Say

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Consumables Solutions as a first class business partner.”

Simon Rhodes, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
Gurit UK Ltd

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