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Managing Director release

25.11.2019

Markus Koskinen has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Mecsel Oy. Koskinen has over 20 years of experience in the vending industry, from various management positions and business development.

The former Managing Director and founding partner, Jyrki Virtanen, will continue in the organization as Technical Manager.

“I see excellent opportunities for growth in a constantly evolving industry of unattended payment and IoT. I am very excited getting the possibility to continue the development of Mecsel to become an even stronger player”, says Markus Koskinen.

“Over the years, Mecsel has invested heavily in product development. We have created a great service package together with leading domestic and Nordic service providers. Now is the time to take the next steps with a new Managing Director. We are pleased to have Markus Koskinen lead this development, ”says Jyrki Virtanen.

“Koskinen’s expertise in developing international service concepts and Virtanen’s long-standing industry experience provide great opportunities to strengthen the development of Mecsel in a rapidly growing industry,” says Erik Wiljanen, Chairman of the Board.

More information:
Markus Koskinen, tel. +358 44 322 2073, markus.koskinen@mecsel.com
Jyrki Virtanen, tel. +358 400 447 398, jyrki.virtanen@mecsel.com

 

Mecsel Oy, founded 1991, is a leading Finnish service provider in the field of unattended payment solutions. Mecsel offers global solutions in all categories of unattended payment and telemetry, for online administration and optimization of point of sales. www.mecsel.com

COOPERATION WITH SELECTA FINLAND EXPANDS

4.3.2018

The long term cooperation between Mecsel Oy and one of the leading vending machine providers in Finland, Selecta Oy, will continue to deepen. Selecta’s kiosk vending machines are a familiar sight, for example, on metro and railway platforms. Selecta is one of the leading suppliers of Office Coffee systems.
Mecsel has long provided coin payment devices to Selecta. The cooperation that has now begun will provide consumers with the possibility to pay, in addition to cash, with the mePay SMS payment and mePay smartphone application by mobile phone. SMS is a familiar and secure payment method approved by the consumer. The smartphone application is an ever cheaper way to pay by mobile phone. An ever-expanding range of payment methods have been built into the app.
Deliveries and installations took place at a fast pace at the turn of the year. The feedback from consumers has been positive and trade has begun immediately at a high speed. Mecsel Oy’s product portfolio and automated management tools allow Selecta to provide consumers with the most trusted mobile payment functions.

Selecta is a pioneer in the automotive field in Finland. Many innovations in the vending field have been introduced for the first time through Selecta. Selecta’s dynamic, renewing and high-quality approach makes it a very good partner. We believe that this expansion to our co-operation will merely be the start of a long journey together.

MECSEL SUPPORTS MOBILEPAY

11.2.2018

MobilePay is a welcome addition to the range of payment options
Mecsel Oy’s long-term plan has been to equip self-service vending machines with new and practical payment methods. Coins and banknotes have so far held their own alongside new methods, however, competition between means of payments is becoming ever tighter and there is a clear trend away from the use of cash.

MobilePay sticker

MobilePay sticker

Originally launched in Denmark, the MobilePay payment method has arrived in Finland and is also quickly increasing its number of users.
Mecsel Oy has applied the MobilePay payment method to self-service vending machines. The product has now been certified and is part of the Mecsel product range.
Consumers who have downloaded the MobilePay application and taken it into use can also start using it with self-service devices, in so far as there is a MobilePay sticker on display.

Easy merchant deployment of MobilePay
The good news for vending service providers is that the MobilePay function can be introduced easily in the familiar Mecsel way. No changes are required in such vending machines that already use the so-called “Mecsel payment system”. In practice, the service provider only has to add the MobilePay QR code sticker to their vending machine- and that’s it!

Typical payment use cases
Mecsel is able to offer the most common payment methods for all self-service vending devices on the market, such as sales vending machines, parking, car wash, car refuelling, and photocopier machines. The list goes on.
The most popular payment methods offered by Mecsel are currently, alongside cash, mepay SMS, mePay application, business card solutions, debit and credit cards, and contactless payments, including Apple Pay Payments.

Denmark got there first
The first Mecsel MobilePay installations have been introduced in the MobilePay motherland of Denmark, by our representative, Unipaysystems ApS.
Installations in Finland will start over the coming days.
MobilePay is also a welcome addition to the consumer’s freedom of choice to also use payment methods that they have already taken kindly to.
For a service provider, MobilePay is a very affordable way to get products delivered to consumers.

Payment habits are changing
The concept of payments is becoming a self-service event. Payments to a vending machine or at a service point will become very similar events in the future. The flexible payment methods offered by Mecsel Oy also allow independent payments in stores. Kiosks, cafes, restaurants, market stalls, sports facilities are typical service points that will benefit from new terminal-free payment methods.

MECSEL® SMART 4G MODEM

5.2.2018

Over the years, Mecsel has connected thousands of vending machines online.
The implementations have successfully used many kinds of modems and routers.
However, a majority of the supplies have been made with our own Mecsel® Smart brand.
There is a need for a new affordable 4G Usb modem. In online developments over the coming years, practical needs will focus around 4G technologies.

The utilisation of a moving image in sales vending machines will increase the need for ever quicker internet connections. For this purpose, the 4G modem is very suitable.
In some of the largest locations, amplifiers have been introduced to improve signals in well insulated premises with heated glass. In these cases, the technology often chosen is 4G.

The experience and wishes of Mecsel have been taken into account well in the implementation of the modem. The quality of modems have slowly improved, thanks to the wishes of Mecsel Oy. This same beneficial development is now reflected in the 4G modem.
Mecsel telemetry devices, together with their own modem, comprise a reliable product.
The intelligence of the modem is based on the Mecsel® Smart device control. This facilitates the introduction of new technology and the utilization of previous experiences.

The Mecsel telecommunications package consists of a Mecsel automation telemetry device, Mecsel modem and the globally operating Mecsel VPN Sim card. The functional Mecsel product enables unrivalled online connectivity in almost any location around the world.

HARTWALL AND MECSEL DEEPEN THEIR COOPERATION

7.1.2018

Pepsi vending machine at Slush exhibiton

Pepsi vending machine at Slush exhibition

Oy Hartwall Ab and Mecsel Oy have entered into a cooperation agreement.

The agreement between Mecsel Oy and Hartwall Ab, the Finnish subsidiary of the Danish company, Royal Unibrew, will extend the companies’ long-term cooperation to cover a wider range of unattended payment methods and Mecsel cloud services.

New methods will be introduced, such as EMV debit and credit card payments, contactless card payments, MobilePay, and Operator Invoicing supported by telco companies.
Card payments were first introduced in Hartwall Pepsi vending machines at the international Slush exhibition in October 2017.
The new forms of payment will give the consumer the choice of the payment method that they deem to be the most appropriate. The vending machine operator is then given the opportunity to profitably offer so-called “Cashless payment methods” to gradually replace cash payments in vending machines.

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