Supplier you should know: Jackson Dallmayr
Arnd Springer of Jackson Vending Dallmayr gives us an insight into the history of the coffee company
When was your company founded?
The Dallmayr roots can be traced back to 1700, in Munich. In 1933 the ‘founding father’ of the present-day coffee business was Konrad Werner Wille, whose son Wolfgang Wille now heads the company. In 2006, Dallmayr took over Jackson.
How many people are employed?
Today, Dallmayr Kaffee employs more than 560 people, and the entire Dallmayr group has more than 3,500 employees. Jackson has more than 110 employees in the UAE.
What markets do you operate in?
Dallmayr horeca, vending and office has a presence in 14 European countries. Jackson Dallmayr is present in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco. This year we have planned expansions in Pakistan, West and Central Africa.
What new products have you launched?
Last month, we launched our Capsa capsule. Soon we will be receiving coloured Capsa capsules, which are already in use in Germany. For the horeca sector we launched Sielaff fully automatic machines. Ikea Casablanca and Kuwait use these machines already, with Ikea Amman soon to follow. We have already started this service with few DWTC locations. For our vending machine department we launched the LaRhea machine with a variable grinder, dosage and water temperature.
What other new innovations are you working on?
We are working on sustainable options to offer coffee to our customers. We have a coffee cart with a battery pack which allows at least 15 hours of operation time or up to 400 cups per shift. Together with Premier Solar we are also about to develop a 100% solar-driven coffee cart. Such a cart can be used at any outdoor location. We are also set to launch the Maxi Bars for hotels, which is a hot drink vending machine that offers to-go-cups with a lid, a snack machine with chips, chocolate bars and soft drinks, connected to a Dallmayr card system.