Benders Paper Cups – 12oz Max and Venezia Introduction


Category: Best Ancillary Product or Service

Name of Product or Service: 12oz Max and Venezia Introduction

Company Name: Benders Paper Cups

Company: Benders Paper Cups


With over 100 years of paper heritage and expertise, Benders Paper Cups is a leading, UK based manufacturer of paper hot cups supplying across the UK and continental Europe for the workplace, on-the-go and retail market channels.

Benders understands the vending sector and is recognised as an industry specialist that appreciates when it comes to the perfect vend quality and performance are key. Benders vending cups are expertly engineered and designed with trouble free vending and the look and feel of the high street coffee house in mind.

Benders manufactures a comprehensive range of paper cups and our Vending range is supported by a Coffee to Go range that includes Single Wall and Twin Wall cups in a variety of styles and sizes.

Working with machine manufacturers Benders develops and innovates products that allow vending operators to extend their service into new sectors.

Our new 12oz Max is a next generation development of the 12oz vending cup; a size that is growing the fastest in the sector. Our 12oz Max cup is proving to be the perfect solution for operators looking to grow in public and leisure vending and the HoReCa channel.

The new 12oz Max has been developed to combine the proven reliability of Benders standard 12oz vending with a reduced stack height to deliver the advantages of improved vending machine turret-capacity.

The new shape of the 12oz Max cup creates a reduced cup spacing, meaning that the Max cup will deliver 35% more cups in a stack than existing 12oz vending cups.

This additional cup fill provides several benefits to the vending operator: reduced operator visits to refill machines, greater usage opportunities for twin turret machines and increased opportunities to site machines in high volume sites.

The 12oz Max cup has the same 80.2mm rim as all its predecessors, meaning no need for any adjustments to cup dropping units.

The launch of the new 12oz Max was accompanied with the launch of the Venezia design for all Benders vending cups.

Named after the city of the first coffee shop site in Europe – Venice – the Venezia design reflects the artisan coffee culture of the high street and reinforces the experience of high quality vending drinks

The new Venezia stock design showcases the amazing new print quality we can deliver.

Each sleeve of Venezia cups has two contemporary, coffee-led designs, creating added interest and appeal at the point of dispense. The high levels of details and contrast in the stylish ‘Steam’ design contrast superbly with the clarity and definition in the ‘Beans’ design.

This mixed stick presentation adds an extra level of variety for the consumer – especially welcome in situations such as offices where customers repeat purchase on many occasions.

As a paper-based company for over 100 years we at Benders have always appreciated the natural cycle of sustainability and circular economy, alongside our environmental and corporate social responsibilities. Today all Benders cups are made in the UK in our BRC/IOP AA grade factory, using paperboard from PEFC certified forests and fully compliant with EU Timber Regulations. In fact, the base of each Benders cup is printed with a traceability code, so every cup can be tracked back through the manufacturing process to the certified forest where its journey began.

We are a member of Sedex, compliant with SMETA 4 pillar accountability, committed to the continuous improvement of ethical performance.

We are committed to the continual improvement in our environmental impact whilst conducting our day to day business.

Benders are committed to supporting the transition from plastic to paper vending cups, the consumer’s preferred choice when drinking away from home.

Finally, and arguably most importantly, we take our position as a vending industry leader very seriously and are in the vanguard of change across the paper cup industry, actively involved in influencing the industry wide response to environmental challenges and opportunities across the vending market being raised today across the country.

A founding member of the PCRRG (Paper Cup Recovery and Recycle Group) and PCA (The Paper Cup Alliance), a founding supporter of Simply Cups, these groups are dedicated to ensuring our industry’s voice is heard in the corridors of power and works towards establishing nationwide collection and recycling of paper coffee cups.