The vital ability to intimately understand consumer behaviour and demands has made N&W Global Vending the market leader it is today. As a global leader in the production of automatic snack and beverage vending machines, and a major international player in the hotel, restaurant, and cafeteria industry (Horeca) and the office coffee service sector (OCS), N&W Global Vending has grown significantly over the past 14 years, anticipating and adapting to market shifts and transforming the industry.

Andrea Zocchi, President and CEO of N&W Global Vending, has been with the company since 2002 and says his past industry experience helped him overcome a number of hurdles along the way. “I have a financial background. I studied business administration and economics at the University of Ancona and then I started at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor. I did that for seven years and then I joined Knoll International, the leading company for designing, building, and manufacturing high-end furniture for residential and office customers. I was the European controller there for five years.

“I then left and joined McDonalds Italy, where I had a great experience building up the McDonalds system. In five years we managed to build it up from 20 stores to 250 stores. It was a really exciting time and I was in charge of both finance and the development of new stores.

“I then worked at NetSystem, a technological start-up that developed an innovative broadband via satellite service, before joining N&W Global Vending. I’ve been working here for 12 years, the first nine as chief financial officer of the company and then in 2012 I took over from the former CEO in a planned process of succession.”