Coges joins the Common Smartcard Solution Association
09 Apr

Coges is proud to announce today its membership in the German association Common Smartcard Solution Association (CSSA), dedicated to fostering standardized data structures for RFID applications. The aim of this association is to support modern closed-loop payment systems in community catering, campus and leisure projects as well as access control.

This membership represents a further step forward by Coges towards strengthening its presence in Germany.” comments Günter Maas, Country Manager of Coges “We intend to contribute to the activities of this association with the aim of offering even greater transparency and security to managers in the vending and in the catering sector, closely interconnected markets especially in operators and in the D/A/CH area countries.

The Common Smartcard association has developed an innovative smartcard data structure called openCashFile (oCF) together with leading payment companies. oCF is a data structure that provides extended and overarching functionality for digital wallets on virtually all smartcards technologies. Many enterprises have joined the Common Smartcard initiative. They include big-name companies in the smartcard industry, as well as individual professionals involved as consultants in RFID projects. All the members are committed to the Association’s goal of developing and applying common standards and data structures for their customers.

The purpose of our membership is making our solutions even more flexible with respect to the growing demand for integration. More and more projects are involving complementary industries and ask for interconnected technologies” remarks Lorenzo Giuliani, Export Sales Manager of Coges “Our company has extensive experience in closed-loop systems throughout Europe, we are confident that we could contribute constructively to the mission of this association to offer customers a wider choice of options and a high standard of quality.

With over forty-five years in the industry, Coges is a European leader in the design and manufacture of cashless and cash payment systems for vending machines. The use of cashless payment systems makes it possible to set a differentiated pricing policy in vending machines, to anticipate revenue from sales and to reduce cash handling costs, while providing accurate accounting data. Coges’ cashless systems use the best of MIFARE and LEGIC technologies or its proprietary encrypted system.

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Coges and Vendon join BDV association in Germany
14 Mar

Coges, a leader in the design and manufacturing of payment systems for vending machines, and Vendon, telemetry and payment solution provider for coffee and vending business, are pleased to officially announce their membership in the German Vending Association (BDV).

Coges’s and Vendon’s entry into the BDV underscores our ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in the vending industry in Germany. The association provides a unique forum for vending industry companies to collaborate, share knowledge, and address common challenges, thereby promoting sustainable growth and increased industry awareness.

Our membership in the German Vending Association emphasizes our dedication to contributing to the progress of the industry in Germany,” said Günter Maas, Country Manager for Coges and Vendon in Germany “We will actively collaborate with other member companies to foster innovation, quality, and sustainability in the vending sector. We are currently present on the German market through two official resellers, but we are proud to be able to make our contribution to the BDV also directly with our companies.

The German Vending Association is recognized for its leadership in promoting best practices, training, and development in the German vending industry. “Coges and Vendon’s simultaneous entry into the association is aimed at further deepening the coordination between these two companies of the Azkoyen Group in Germany.” noted Raivis Vaitekūns, Global Partnership Manager of Vendon, “ We want to provide the entire industry with the most innovative payment systems and connectivity solutions integrated into a complete package. Moreover, the Azkoyen Group is currently the only one to have three companies present in the EVA committee for the new EVA standard and this offers us opportunities that we will be happy to share with the BDV network.”

Through our participation,” added Lorenzo Giuliani, Sales Manager for Coges, “We aim to contribute to the association’s progress thanks to our experience in both cash and cashless payment systems and connectivity. Our coin and banknote validators can rely on a large database of currencies to help vending operators improve their business opportunities on numerous markets. As regards payment systems, we are also active in managing issues relating to the new fiscalization rules that are appearing in various European countries. We are confident that these peculiarities of our companies will benefit the entire association.”

For more information about the German Vending Association (BDV), please visit the official website:

For further details on Coges’s and Vendon’s membership and future outlook, please contact Günter Maas at, Lorenzo Giuliani at or Raivis Vaitekūns at

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Come and visit us at Vendex Midlands 2024
26 Feb

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming Vendex Midlands, a premier vending industry exhibition in the United Kingdom, taking place on 20 March in Milton Keynes. This event promises to be a remarkable showcase of the latest innovations and trends in the vending world, and we are excited to share our groundbreaking payment and telemetry systems with you.

Payment Revolution: Discover our state-of-the-art payment systems designed to elevate your vending experience. Seamless transactions, enhanced security features, and user-friendly interfaces await you.

Telemetry Unleashed: Dive into the future of vending management with our advanced telemetry solutions. Real-time data, intelligent insights, and remote monitoring capabilities will empower you to optimize operations like never before.

Partnership Spotlight: We are proud to collaborate with Vendon, a key player in connectivity technology for vending. Together, we bring you a synergy of expertise and innovation that is set to redefine the vending landscape.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of vending innovation. We look forward to welcoming you at Vendex Midlands in March!

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Intergastra exhibition
26 Jan

We’re thrilled to announce our presence at the Intergastra exhibition in Germany from 3 to 7 February. Join us at the booths of two prominent retailers, Money Control and Engeltec, to discover our cutting-edge payment systems for vending machines and the most advanced connectivity solutions with Vendon.

Our sales representatives Günter Maas and Lorenzo Giuliani will be present at both stands showing the most advanced bill validator Creos and the lastest cashless developments for close loop, the new Engine Connect cashless system connected to credit card readers, the Hexis change-giver coin mechanism and the most important vending innovations intended for the German and international markets.

We extend a warm invitation to all to visit the exhibition in Stuttgart, share insights, and discover together the future of vending technology.

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COGES: the engine of innovation in vending
20 Dec

Welcome to the beating heart of vending innovation! Discover an overview of Coges and get an idea of the commitment to technological progress and research that guides our company path in our new video: COGES: the engine of innovation in vending.

Within Coges we do not see innovation as an option, but as a necessity. From MyKey to cashless and cloud payment solutions, we are a hotbed of ideas and solutions that constantly push the world of vending towards the future. Our Research and Development team is the engine that powers our projects, tackling technological challenges and anticipating market needs.

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Christmas holidays 2023
12 Dec

We would like to inform you that Coges will be closed during Christmas holidays from the 22th December 2023 till the 5th of January 2024 included.

For any technical urgency you can always send an email to or call:

  • Michele Gardellin (dial +39 3481514520) available from the 27th to 30th December during the following hours 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.
  • Marta Leonardi (dial +39 3481514520) available from the 2th to 5th January during the following hours 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.
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Coges welcomes a new commercial resource dedicated to the English market
23 Nov

Coges is pleased to announce the entry of Chris Pyrah in the role of Technical Sales Manager for the English market. Chris will be responsible for the sales of payment and telemetry solutions by bringing together the payment technology of Coges and Vendon to the Coffee and Vending industry through Coffetek.

With a background of over 15 years as a vending salesperson, Chris brings with him consolidated skills that integrate perfectly with our mission of excellence in offering quality solutions to our customers. His tenacious spirit and desire to achieve the best makes him a valuable asset for our team.

Coges recognizes the importance of having talented and success-oriented professionals in its team.” Observes Daniele Ioriatti, Commercial Director of the Italian company and responsible for Mr. Pyrah “With Chris by our side, we are confident of further strengthening our position in the UK market and offering an even more comprehensive service to our customers. Potential synergies with Coffetek, market leader in the OCS segment in the United Kingdom, will certainly increase business opportunities. Chris will collaborate with Lorenzo Giuliani, an area manager who has positively followed the English market for years.

A warm welcome to Chris Pyrah, whose contribution will be fundamental in continuing our tradition of excellence and success.

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Implement connectivity in vending machines
17 Nov

Helping a customer grow in the world of vending and improve their way of operating is always a source of great stimulation and satisfaction for the Coges team. Find out in this article how we have worked side by side with one of the largest vending operators in the UK in recent years. Click here to read the full article.

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See you at HOST 2023
12 Oct

We are excited to share exciting news with you: we will participate in the HOST 2023 fair together with our partner Vendon!

HOST is one of the largest international trade fairs in the hospitality and restaurant industry, and we look forward to being part of this exceptional event. It will be a useful opportunity to meet our partners and connect with industry leaders.

Come and visit us at the Vendon stand in hall 24, stand E01/G02!

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Coges increases its commercial strength in the DACH area to be even closer to its customers
01 Oct

The Italian company Coges enthusiastically announces the expansion of its commercial service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, thanks to the inclusion of a new Country Manager dedicated exclusively to these countries in its staff.

The role will be filled by Mr. Günter Maas, a well-known person in the vending world for both, the great experience accumulated, whilst working for some of the most important brands in the industry and on the other hand, for his historic role as Board Member in the European Vending & Coffee Association (EVA) for 4 years and as a Board Member at the German Vending association (BDV e.V.) with more than 12 years of participation. For the future he will be taking a proactive role again in the committee for payment and telemetry at the BDV e.V. in the first place and more to come in the second.

Coges is very proud to welcome Günter into its commercial team.” Daniele Ioriatti, Sales Manager of the Italian company, confirms: “In the European market, traditional payment systems such as change-giver coin mechanisms and cash validators are still fundamental, but the push towards increasingly innovative and technologically advanced cashless payment systems, open loop and connectivity solutions is growing every day. The relationship with the customer must evolve, including from a commercial point of view, to embrace the needs of such a differentiated industry. Coges is investing heavily in the acquisition of new talent, not only in the Research and Development area but also in the commercial office. We are sure that Günter Maas will make an excellent contribution to the growth of Coges and the satisfaction of all our customers.”

Within the Azkoyen Group, Mr. Maas will work as Country Manager of the Payment Technologies division for the Coges and Vendon brands reporting to Sales Manager Daniele Ioriatti. His objective is to further increase Coges’ business in the German-speaking markets, integrating the excellent work carried out for many years by the Coges retailers present in the area and by the Area Manager of Coges Lorenzo Giuliani, who will continue to be active on the market. Günter Maas will also have the goal of developing a direct commercial relationship with the most important vending operators present in these countries.

We are sure that his experience and competence will be of fundamental importance to achieve this objective and will make him appreciated as a new strong point of Coges’ strategy on the international market.

Stay in touch with Günter Maas by calling +49 173 5204030 or sending an email to

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