Tubz Brands has been active in vending since the year 2000. From the outset Tubz have continuously developed, innovated and improved our vending concepts to ensure our products and equipment are always at the forefront in the market place. We operate with a dedicated team of professionals based in the UK who combine a great deal of experience in the fields of vending, product development, marketing, manufacturing and logistics.
The Tubz Group Manufacture both the vending machines and product fillings which gives us complete control of the supply chain ensuring better stability for our customers, franchisees & licence / marketing partners. This also enables us to respond to market trends and the specific needs and tastes of our customers no matter where they are located. We currently supply our products all over the world: UK, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia & South America.
Tubz have Manufacturing facilities, distribution facilities and offices in the UK, China and in the Netherlands. Tubz Europe is part of the Tubz Brands Group based at Sittingbourne in Kent, UK. The Tubz Group together employ over 60 people and in 2015 produced over 10 million Tubz vending products which were sold through its network of customers and franchisees with in an excess of over 30,000 venues including large corporates sites such as: Marsden’s, Green King, B&Q, Homebase, Toys R Us, Council run leisure centres, Shopping centres Bowling Alleys, and hundreds of other businesses types . This means a product is purchased somewhere in the world from a Tubz Group vending Tower on average every 3 seconds!
All our vending tower machines operate without the need for electricity giving them a very low carbon foot print allowing them to be sited almost anywhere as long as there is a through flow of people. Venues such as: bars, pubs, hotels, pool centres, sports centres, swimming pools, barber shops, Retail outlets, business premises etc. Our machines are like silent salesmen who work 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Even while you are away on holiday your machines continue to sell products and make money for you!
We vend only the highest quality products sourced from around the world from our vending machines which your customers will notice and help make sure they come back for more again and again.
Over the past 15 years we have developed the following successful vending tower concepts which are now well established in the market place to offer something for every customers taste and possible site location to help our network of franchisees & customers maximise their sales and profits!
Our Vending concepts. Something for everyone and every venue!
The Tubz Tower is an attractive chrome coloured vending machine which vends small TUBZ pots filled with many different confectionary products including brand names such as HARIBO, NESTLE, SKITTLES, ROLO, TOBLERONE just to name a few!
Whether you are at a Children’s play centre, retail outlet, shopping centre or family bar: simply twist and choose the delicious can of your choice!
The Pringles is an attractive red or black coloured vending machine suitable for vending 40g cans of Pringles chips and now a selection of branded packet products in our Maxi Tubz range!
Whether you are at a bar, pub, hotel, bowling alley or even at your office: simply twist and choose the delicious can of your choice!
Tubz Tapas & Health Tower
The Tapas & health Tower is an attractive black coloured vending machine and since its launch in 2016 have been taking Europe by storm! Designed to project a more up market and quality product range the specially designed Tubz are gas flushed and sealed to lock the freshness in. The Tubz are filled with a great range of delicious Tapa portion products such as premium nuts, olives, dried fruits and (mostly raw) nuts with super fruits! A big part of these products are pure and natural without any added salt, sugar or additives.
This assortment was created especially for business type places but of course they could perform very well at health centres, fitness centres, sports centres, hospitals but have also work extremely well in bars, pubs, hotels, bowling centres and other retail outlets: simply twist and choose between several delicious Tapa style and healthy Tubz snacks and enjoy!
Mega Candy & Toy Tubz Tower
The Mega Tubz Tower is an attractive black or red coloured vending machine which vends big TUBZ pots filled with bothy a Toy / Novelty and Candies. In a world’s first for vending Tubz have developed a revolutionary double compartment which keeps the candies completely separate from toy or novelty. Whether you are at a Children’s play centre, bowling alley, retail outlet, shipping centre or family bar: simply twist and choose any great mix of both toy & treat of your choice!
Toy & Novelty Station
The Toy Tower is an attractive vending machine which vends round TUBZ capsules filled with many different toys included brand names such as Disney, Marvel & Frozen. Whether you are at a Children’s play centre, retail outlet, shipping centre or family bar: simply twist and choose a fantastic toy or novelty item every time!
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James Battersby is a former contract worker turned property developer, who chose a vending franchise for its flexibility, and a steady ongoing income.
How did you get started?
Tubz: Before you decided to invest in a Tubz business what was it you were looking for and why?
James: At the time, it was to supplement an income from another business I had, a contracting business, and this one was fairly flexible around my other work and it was a regular cash income so that’s what drew me to it.
But, it was mainly the flexibility. You could make it as big or as small as you wanted to, so you could tailor it to your own personal circumstances.
Tubz: What other options did you look at and why did you choose Tubz over them?
James: I think the whole set up [of Tubz] appealed to what I was looking for to be honest. I don’t remember looking into any other business options in great detail.
I remember looking into Tubz a couple of years prior to when I actually did it. I had conversations with them about it then, so I knew what it was about. I didn’t really look around at anything else, I was quite confident at what was on offer, what I could do with it and what I could get out of it really.
Compared to a lot of other franchise-type businesses, it was quite a low investment, so it all stacked up for me personally.
Tubz: Who was involved in the decision-making process for the franchise?
James: It was actually a business I set up with my step-mum. Back at that time I was working more hours than I am now. We kind of joined in on making the decision with it, we went down to Kent where they’re based and went from there really; we were happy.
Tubz: What was the most important thing when evaluating your options?
James: For us it was a cash business, so it was regular income. I had a business where it’s contracted, so you have peaks and troughs with that, whereas this was generating income the whole time.
Whilst you’re out on site, or in bed, someone could be using it. So it was a regular, monthly income which appealed the most and it happened very quickly as well. It wasn’t like if you started your own business you pay loads before you earn a penny from it. With this once they’re on site you’re earning money. That was the real appeal I guess, along with the flexibility.
Tubz: What other job did you have, or still do have, before buying a Tubz bundle?
James: I’ve since sold the contracting business actually and I’m now doing property development so it continues to tie in with what I do. I’ve got no intentions of stopping doing it to be honest.
It’s still flexible with what I need it for . Again with property development it’s not a guaranteed monthly income. You’ll get bits here and there when projects are completed, whereas this continually gives a monthly income.
How did the setup go?
Tubz: What challenges were you expecting?
James: I think it was finding the right sites for the machines. But I wouldn’t say there were any great challenges to be honest. It was really just finding the right locations.
But those guys [Tubz] sort all that out for you; they find the sites, then we go and install them.
Tubz: How long did it take to get up and running?
James: We originally bought 35 machines from them and I’d say they were out within 2 and a half months. We knew it wasn’t going to happen instantly, but it did happen relatively quickly to be honest. I don’t remember any kind of concerns I had to raise with them to say ‘why are we not getting these sites?’
At the time I was pleased with how quickly and efficiently it happened.
Tubz: Did that process meet your expectations?
James: It did yes, if you work with Tubz and speak to them, then they’ll do their best to help you.
They’re quite flexible with your needs as well. I was perfectly happy with how it happened for me, I don’t know if that’s the case for everyone but it certainly worked for me.
Tubz: Have you invested in more machines?
James: Yes, I started with 35, I’ve since bought another 15 off them and then I bought another round off an existing vendor who had some up for sale, so I’m up to about 60 now.
Tubz: Do they bring in quite a good income for you?
James: They do, it’s about £750 profit a month. If you sell £1500 worth of sweets a month, roughly half of it is covering the stock and other little expenses, and half of it is profit. So it’s always about that level.
Tubz: How has your Tubz franchise affected your life?
James: It’s a bit more comfortable than other jobs because it’s more money for what isn’t a massive amount of time to go round and restock the machines. I’d have to say its affected my life for the better, to put it simply.
Tubz:What are your business plans for the future with it? Would you want to buy some more?
James: If I feel like I can put another few machines out there and I’ve got the time to do it, then I would do it. It just tailors to my own personal circumstances. So I wouldn’t have any problems with increasing my numbers.
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Tubz Australia is an expansion of the UK company Tubz Brands, which offers vending machine franchises. These business opportunities have recently been made available in Australia.
Tubz Brands vending franchises available in Australia
Tubz Australia Pty Ltd is a new business offering Tubz Brands vending machines throughout Australia for the first time.
Once the franchise is purchased there are no ongoing payments to the franchisor. The business is essentially purchased and the only costs are restocking and repairing machines. Operators have access to support from the franchisor on an ongoing basis.
Tubz Brands vending machines are coin operated and mechanical rather than electrical, so require no power to run. They are installed free of charge into sites throughout Australia and, there are no contracts and no liability.
The vending machines stock savoury snacks, toys and confectionery, including brands such as Rolo, Skittles and Pringles.
Franchisees can choose from ‘business bundles’ which currently start at $24900 including GST. More information can be found at http://www.tubzaustralia.com/.
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