BARCELONA, Spain – Quality Espresso, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of espresso coffee machines, will exhibit its groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) system Quality Espresso Link at the Mobile World Congress the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona, 27 February – 2 March 2017.
The company, which is a pioneer in developing new-generation solutions for espresso coffee machines, will provide a connected machine on Vodafone’s stand, its technology provider, showcasing the innovative system that delivers real-time key data of the machines to the owners and operators of the equipment.
Quality Espresso Link was present at the IOT Solutions World Congress Barcelona last October, where Vodafone exhibited the system as an example of the application of the Internet of Things in the coffee sector.
Thanks to Quality Espresso Link, the owners and operators of coffee machines, which include coffee roasters and suppliers, can obtain information such as the number of coffee cycles performed, fault messages or the need to carry out preventive maintenance.
The system helps them to provide a faster and more efficient service that is tailored to the needs of the cafés, hotels and restaurants where the coffee machines are located. It is also very useful when it comes to identifying consumer trends and monitoring commercial campaigns.
The system works thanks to a Vodafone Global SIM card installed on the electronic board of each machine and which transmits all the information to a data platform.
Coffee machine owners may then access the information from the data platform using an Internet-connected device, whether it be a computer, a tablet or a smartphone.
Quality Espresso Link is offered as an option on newly produced espresso models. An easy-to-install kit is available for machines that are already manufactured and installed as far back as the year 2000.
Aim: over 15,000 connected machines in 2020
To date, Quality Espresso Link is already operational in bars, cafés, hotels and restaurants in Spain, where it is receiving very positive feedback. The company now works to expand the sales and implantation of the system in international markets.
The company forecasts reaching over 15,000 connected machines in almost one hundred countries by the year 2020.
About Quality Espresso
Quality Espresso is the owner of the Futurmat, Mairali, Italcrem and Visacrem brands and the joint owner of the Gaggia brand along with Gaggia, SpA.
It is the largest manufacturer of professional espresso machines in Spain and one of the industry leaders worldwide.
Founded in 1952, the company has 120 employees and exports to 90 different countries from its 17000 sq. meter factory in Barcelona.
Quality Espresso Barcelona manufactures all its machines following a traditional method that produces a professional, adaptable, innovative and high-quality product.