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Successful Deployment of Innovendi Autonomous Vending Machine into Chinese Market

By Shekel

December 20, 2022

7 min read

Shekel’s Product Aware Technology allows for autonomous vending of consumer packaged goods without human intervention


Shekel Scales recently celebrated the successful deployment of our autonomous vending machine, Innovendi, in the Chinese market. The expansion into China comes after Shekel Scales landed its first commercial order for Innovendi from Tnuva, the largest food manufacturer in Israel, in 2019.

Shekel provided Tnuva with 100 units of Innovendi for a pilot trial, with the option to purchase a minimum of 1,200 machines over the next 7 years. The contract also included an upfront cost for the hardware and an ongoing subscription fee for Shekel’s software.

Innovendi offers several benefits to vendors and vending machine operators, including minimal deployment cost, easy maintenance, and 24/7 availability of products. The technology also provides access to consumer market data and real-time information on inventory levels and transactions, allowing vendors to implement automated re-stocking plans.

Shekel Scales’ Product Aware Technology, which allows for the autonomous vending of products without the need for human intervention, has been a key factor in the success of Innovendi. Its smart, connected, and autonomous nature allows Tnuva and other consumer packaged goods companies to maximize sales through automated re-stocking plans.

The global market for “smart” vending machines is predicted to grow by 15% per year and exceed 15 billion USD by 2025. Shekel’s Innovendi stands out in this market for its combination of traditional vending machines and Product Aware Surface technology.



Determining precise weights has always been an essential part of commerce, from ancient marketplaces to the silk road – that’s why our company name is Shekel, from the ancient Hebrew word for “to weigh.” Shekel has been at the forefront of the digital weighing industry for the past five decades, and we continue to lead through innovation.

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