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PepsiCo & ATLAS Vending Supports Medical Frontliners With Refreshing Breaks

 ATLAS Vending, Malaysia’s biggest vending machine supplier is joining forces with PepsiCo in offering medical frontliners a refreshing break around the clock, with the installation of vending machines offering free chilled drinks in hospital staff areas. In this initiative, 18 vending machines are being installed in all-new locations in Government hospitals and medical centres across the Klang Valley and in Muar, including in the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Malaysia’s leading centre for treating infectious diseases. The vending machines will be filled with drinks sponsored by PepsiCo, including Pepsi Black, 7up Free, Revive isotonic and Tropicana ready to drink juice drinks.

“For us at ATLAS Vending, we’ve been in the business of dispensing delight for the past 40 years, and having easy access to refreshing cold drinks can be a small but meaningful pleasure for our healthcare frontliners in this pandemic. They are hard at work round the clock, and may feel hot and tired, but when they have time to take a break, the canteen could be closed. So, installing vending machines that dispense free chilled drinks is the least we can do to repay their sacrifice, by making their day more comfortable,” said Amy Gan, Head of Marketing & Ancillary Business, ATLAS Vending.

Jennifer Lee, Beverage Marketing Lead of PepsiCo added: “At PepsiCo, we are all thankful for the sacrifice and contribution of our medical frontliners in battling the pandemic this past year, so we are delighted to collaborate with ATLAS Vending in this effort, by sponsoring drinks for our frontliners. We’ve seen how they have to tolerate wearing layers upon layers of PPE in sweltering conditions every day to help our nation survive this immensely challenging time. Thus, as a gesture of thanks, we are offering a variety of well-loved drinks from the most popular PepsiCo brands for their refreshment, to suit different tastes during their rest breaks.” 

Lee said close to 200,000 cans and bottles of drinks from PepsiCo will be replenished across the 18 vending machines in the next 3 months. In addition, MyChef is also sponsoring 500 packs of ready-to-eat meals for the frontliners at Sungai Buloh hospital.

“At ATLAS Vending, throughout this pandemic, we’ve also endeavoured to help reduce transmission by encouraging greater use of automated transactions to lower the risk of virus spread, besides thoroughly sanitising our vending machines in all locations at regular intervals, including all the 18 machines placed at the hospitals,” Gan further added.