Our Story

Founder’s experience

NEO Retail Solutions founders have more than 25 years’ experience in bringing automated retail solutions to market. Our passion and admiration for great design drives our pursuit of excellence.

27

Years of Innovation


  1. YEAR | 1992

    South African Grand Prix Trophy

    The genesis of NEO began in 1992 when our head of design, Swiss born Klaus Lanz, designed and manufactured trophies for the South African Grand Prix which was sponsored by large multinational FMCG companies. This relationship was built on a reputation for world-class craftsmanship

  2. YEAR | 2003

    First Product Launch

    The first automated product dispensers launched for forecourts in South Africa

  3. YEAR | 2006

    Product launch - South Korea

    Automated units exported to South Korea

  4. YEAR | 2008

    Further Expansion

    The first remote accessed dispensing units for the HORECA market were deployed in Germany and Italy

  5. YEAR | 2009

    Introduction of Cloud-based stock control

    Cashless iBlue Vending is deployed across New Zealand .Cloud-based stock control reduces operating costs by 60%

  6. YEAR | 2011

    First iBlue Installation

    In a world first, the iBlue Vault is installed into a Super Spar in Johannesburg.The site sees gross margin increasing & buffer stock reducing

  7. YEAR | 2014

    Pricing updates & Further Product Expansion

    The Vending solution offers cloud based pricing updates, displays the product and is bank integrated to offer Debit Card transactions. More units are installed in Italy, Germany and South Korea

  8. YEAR | 2018

    Retail Automation and POS

    Retail Automation can now be accessed via the POS, selected Pick n Pay stores are the first to adopt the solution

  9. YEAR | 2019

    Further Innovation

    The first automated solution that restores entire categories such as infant formula, medication and personal care to the shelf is introduced

  10. YEAR | 2020

    ShelfLink brought to the market

    NEO Retail Solutions launches ShelfLink - A revolutionary innovation with a unique value proposition for retailers

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