MILESTONES

1958 Started in the vending business with cigarette machines in the Nanaimo area
1963 Placed cigarette machines on the Nanaimo Black Ball Ferry System (presently BC Ferries)
1968 Purchased Little Vending in Victoria, B.C.
1970 Invested in Video Entertainment Technology
1971 Purchased E. A. Morris Company in Victoria, B.C.
1973 Opened a regional branch office in Campbell River, B.C.
1974 Sold Ryan Wholesale to Hudson Bay
1977 Expanded video, snack and cigarette vending onboard BC Ferry vessels
1983 Developed an in house, computerized vending management system
1989 Robert M. Oughtred purchased business from W.T. and R. Oughtred.
1991 Hired Glen Jackson as Sales Manager
1996 Purchased Lewis Vending Machines Ltd. of Victoria and Nanaimo
1998 Purchased Capital Vending of Victoria
2000 Purchased Northern Gold Vending (South)
2001 Implemented OMS logistics management system
2002 Purchased Northern Gold Vending (North)
2005 Invested in handheld vending management system MEI Easitrax
2005 Successfully secured the vending contracts for the North Vancouver School District and UBC Okanagan
2007 Purchased Pinetree Vending of Vancouver, British Columbia
2008 Invested in Wireless Data Reporting
2009 1st Vending company in Western Canada to offer Cashless Payment Technology