The evolution of bars through IoT, AI and sustainability


New technologies and sustainability are the concepts that in recent years are characterizing the world of bar, as the companies will show at Host 2023. “IoT integrates devices into professional systems – Debora Screpanti, Marketing Manager at Blupura (water and drinks dispensers), says – while Artificial Intelligence enables solutions such as remote control of water supply”. And innovation is also sustainability: “We use recycled materials – Debora Screpanti explains – and low-energy production processes”. The Celli Group (solutions for drink refrigeration and tap drinks) is also committed to sustainability, as Sara Marcatelli, Off-Line and Event Marketing Specialist, explains: “We define ourselves as a Beyond the Bottle Company, going beyond single-use plastic containers towards more technological and connected delivery plants, for example refrigerators with NFC reader and a QR code reader camera”. Besides, advanced technologies and efficiency come together in the world of coffee in order to offer products capable of combining performance and attention to the environment. An example are the new WMF coffee machines. “Thanks to the new semi-automatic filter wallet machines – Nina Schmid, International Marketing Manager says –, it will be possible to prepare large quantities of high-quality product and the cleaning system will be automatic for up to three months. Our goal is to improve energy efficiency over the entire product cycle and their durability”. Finally, Thermoplan also puts sustainability at the heart of its innovation. “We will launch the Environmental Product Report, which will give a vision of the transparent and sustainable environmental impact of our coffee machines”, comments Matteo Trachsel, Head of Sustainability.