In April 2001 Correos y Telegrafos announced the public tender for the acquisition and installation of three lots of postal vending machines.
There was no winner for two lots of this public tender, precisely this ones including the automatic vending machine ATMs ; the only prototype presented was this one offered by the French company Amiel Electronique.
Despite all it, Spanish Posts have great interest in this new postal service and in February 2002 announced the 2nd. public tender ; similar than previous one, it include again 2 lots of automatic vending machine ATMs :
Spanish Posts - Correos expect (...) that this 50 new ATM vending machines will be in operation at the end of July or beginnings of August, 2002.
31.10.2002). At the end of September of 2002 Correos y
Telegrafos announced a new public tender with identical bases to
this one of February ; this suppose that previous one have no
winner, also no Spanish company Epelsa as it was advanced. Unfortunately
neither Spain Posts nor Epelsa facilitate no type of information
on the matter... That's Spain ...
Let us remember that in 1993 and 1994 the Spanish Postal services tested several prototypes of self-service postal offices and also in 1996 some self-service IBM postal machines were installed with a great failure.
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