Intermatic inks candyfloss contract

Larne-based Intermatic Manufacturing has won a series of contracts to supply its fresh candyfloss vending system to restaurant and entertainment centre operators in the US.

Among Intermatic’s new customers is Dave and Buster’s, an operator of around 60 entertainment complexes which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

The latest contracts, worth more than £500,000 for Intermatic’s automatic coin operated system, follow the company’s participation in a major trade exhibition in Florida, which was supported by Invest Northern Ireland’s trade teams in Belfast and Boston.

The vending system, designed and manufactured in Northern Ireland, is fully automatic and has unique features including a patented moistening process that enhances product quality, bio-degradable paper sticks and GSM technology for remote management and monitoring of individual machines.

David Hawthorne, Intermatic’s managing director and an electronics engineer, developed the system. He set up the business in 1997 to design games and other entertainment industry products.