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Cummins Allison and Tesco Add Self-Service Coin Counting Service to Superstore and Metro Stores Across UK




February 5, 2013, Mt. Prospect, IL—Cummins Allison, the leading innovator and provider of coin and currency handling solutions, today announced Tesco has installed more than 15 Money Machine™ self-service coin counters in its UK Superstores and Metro stores, delivering quick and efficient self-service coin counting to its customers.


As part of a targeted rollout of approximately 50 units, the Cummins Allison coin counters were installed under the Coin Exchange brand, making it the largest European installation of the Money Machines since its UK launch in 2011.


The Coin Exchange coin counter provides Tesco customers with the industry’s fastest and most reliable self-service coin processor, counting 4,100 mixed coins per minute at 99.995% accuracy. With a total footprint of less than 1.22 square meters, the Coin Exchange coin counter requires little space and is especially appropriate for locations where available space is at a premium. The coin counters are easy to use and make coin handling fast and efficient. Customers simply drop coins into the machine and quickly receive their receipt which is redeemed at the customer service desk for cash or at the checkout against their shopping.

“The coin counters are a great way for our customers to exchange their pennies for pounds, ensuring their pockets and purses aren’t jangling with small coins,” says Stephen Law, Assets and Estate buyer at Tesco. “They’re fast and reliable, and are popular with our customers and colleagues alike.”


“Retail organisations are seeking partners who can match their ability to provide superior service to their customers,” comments Jim Stearns, executive vice president international operations, Cummins Allison. “As the industry leader in accurate and reliable currency and coin handling, Cummins Allison has worked with Tesco to provide a best-in-class service. Our success for more than 125 years is founded on the success of our customers who, like Tesco, significantly improve their business through the use of our technology.”

For more information about how retail organizations in Europe can improve their operations with self-service coin counters, visit


About Tesco

Tesco is the UK's largest retailer and one of the world's leading international retailers. Tesco has more than 6,000 stores worldwide, employing almost 520,000 people in the 14 countries in which it operates.
Our core purpose is to create value for customers to earn their lifetime loyalty. Our success depends on people: the people who shop with us and the people who work with us. For more information, visit


About Cummins Allison

Cummins Allison is a global leader in developing technologies which count, sort and authenticate currency. The U.S.-based company has a 125 year heritage of leadership in technology and product innovation and currently serves the majority of financial institutions worldwide, as well as leading organisations in retail, casinos, law enforcement and government. Cummins Allison is headquartered near Chicago, IL and operates wholly owned subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and France. For more information, visit



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