Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: SB Machines

Brexit: ‘I do not see any positives here. If there are, I want someone to explain what good will come out of it’

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Paolo Sidoli: How will you look back on 2020? With astonishment. Astonished at how a virus brought the world to its knees. Astonished at how badly this..

Sidoli: Hospitality and leisure a casualty of the government’s balancing act

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Managing director of SB Machines, Paolo Sidoli, takes a pragmatic view of the UK government’s Covid-19 response, acknowledging that while its restrictions have made an impact on case numbers, they have been inconsistent and brutal to many businesses, including many of his local customers in Welsh seaside resorts.

Sidoli on re-opening: Finding opportunity in adversity

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In optimising the number of children’s rides at any one site, Paolo Sidoli of SB Machines has prioritised quality over quantity in the face of pandemic guidelines.

Paolo Sidoli to industry: Look at the bright side

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Perennial optimist Paolo Sidoli of SB Machines claims that a likely boom in domestic tourism can only help to reverse the amusement trade’s flagging fortunes.

“…the big change we are implementing is to alter the stubbornly traditional 9-5, Monday-Friday work pattern…”

Paolo Sidoli SB Machines lockdown tribute to bacta
Although we never closed and have always remained open, this period has allowed us to complete our repairs, refurbishment and preparation of on-site and off-site equipment much sooner than anticipated.

“It’s all about the quality” for SB Machines at EAG

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As quality in design and manufacture continues to prove the key factor for kiddie ride success, SB Machines is to return to EAG with a selection of some of its most appealing..

The price is right: SB Machines break pay-per-ride barrier with brand new range

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With SB Machines’ eye-catching new amusement rides proving a popular draw for visitors attending ACOS 2019, Coinslot spoke to managing director Paolo..

SB bringing its best to ACOS

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SB Machines is already preparing its portfolio of products for 2020, a selection of which will be on display at ACOS. Italresina's Kangaroo Carousel and..

SB Machines: Delivering the ultimate customer experience

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Ahead of both ACOS 2019 and the rapidly approaching new year, Paolo Sidoli comments on the drive for customer engagements, the changing cash landscape..

Deal or no deal, that is the question

Paolo Sidoli SB Machines Brexit
“We are one country, a united homogenous state, all facing the same issues, “ said a stoic Paolo Sidoli, as Coinslot bravely tried to press the brexit..

Buoyant, robust, innovative

Paolo Sidoli SB Machines Kiddie Rides
Paolo Sidoli, principal of SB Machines, comments on the innovation present through all aspects of the kiddie ride market and how a healthy spirit is..

A touch of Italian class

SB Machines, Paolo Sidoli, seaside, childrens rides, interview
SB Machines is renowned as a supplier of top quality children’s rides, sourced from the design capital of the world - Italy. For more than 25 years, the seaside amusement sector has been fundamental for the Porthcawl-based company. Paolo Sidoli, principal of SB Machines, said: “The seaside has always captured the imagination of the general public and improvements in facilities...

SB Machines: “Coastal operators are a key barometer for our industry”

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The UK seaside amusement sector is one of the best in the world says Paolo Sidoli, principal at SB Machines, and it looks like the only way is up from here.

Sidoli: How the 90s changed children’s rides forever

SB Machines, Sidoli, children rides, britpop, technology
The last decade of the 20th century has become synonymous with technological advances, Britpop and the Y2K bug, but it’s also the era that sparked the transformations which still define the world of children’s rides to this day, according to Paolo Sidoli, managing director of the UK-based SB Machines. Discussing the manufacturing, technological and political advances of the time,...

SB Machines: Child’s Play!

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As one year draws to a close, Coinslot caught up with Paolo Sidoli of SB Machines, to get his take on what lies in store for 2019. So, what are your objectives for 2019? Our aim is to launch certainly four and possibly five new rides for 2019, some of which we presented to the industry at ACOS in October. All...

SB Machines hail “new era” for children’s rides

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A new focus on destination family entertainment from leading arcades is giving the children’s rides sector a major boost, says SB Machines, the leading supplier of quality Italian rides to the UK and Ireland.   “We have been established for over a quarter of a century but this is one of the most exciting times for the company as customers...

Advancing the kiddie ride cash box with SB Machines

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SB Machines have earned their reputation as pioneers of the kiddie ride genre. Quarter of a century on, this status remains as high as ever with the company finding great success in Double Pony, the most simple yet enduringly popular product on the circuit.   SB Machines of Porthcawl, South Wales, can currently be considered as one of the premier suppliers...

Providing variety and quality at the forefront of Burnham Pier

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With a motorbike, a helicopter, a fire truck and a 4-seater spaceship, Burnham Pier proudly displays its variety of kiddie rides at the forefront of its arcade offering, much to visitor’s delight.   Perched stoutly over the Bristol Channel, the pier in Burnham-on-sea resides in Somerset’s family-orientated seaside resort, away from the 18-30 year old scene in Weston - making it...

Kiddie Rides: Reinvention of a classic market

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Paolo Sidoli, principal of SB Machines, weighs in on the enduring popularity of kiddie rides, and how a concentration on technological advancements continues to make them a must-have.   Kiddie rides have been an everpresent of the British leisure industry for generations, offering steady cashbox returns and continual customer engagement. However, in recent times a focus on branding, technological advancements, and...

SB Machines: Raising the game in kiddie rides

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SB Machine’s owner Paolo Sidoli discusses the buoyant state of the kiddie ride market, and how his company is raising the standard with high quality designs and the latest technologies.   What is the state of the kiddie ride market? We’ve noticed in recent years that there has been increased interest in kiddie rides from operators. However, what has happened over many...

Double Pony delivers strong start for SB Machines

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SB Machines experienced a positive start to 2017, reporting record breaking sales for the company’s Double Pony Express kiddie ride.   The company credits the increase to a bumper EAG, as well as a continued optimism in the coin-op sector. “Over the years we have seen some really special rides being introduced to the UK marketplace by ourselves and by our competitors...

New SB children’s rides enter the redemption marketplace

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With redemption becoming increasing popular around the country, it’s no surprise to see innovative kiddie rides experts, SB Machines, entering the fray with a high quality blending of these two amusements staples.   The popularity of redemption in family entertainment centres has not gone unnoticed in the children’s ride sector. For several years manufacturers have adopted a ticket payout system on some...

Distribution is the key link in the chain, states Sidoli

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What is the place of the distributor in an increasingly connected and technology powered marketplace? SB Machines’ Paolo Sidoli contends that the distribution link in the coinop chain is still vital to the health of the industry. As the UK coin-op sector continues to be impacted by the digital revolution and how digital connectivity affects our daily lives, some observers...

SB Machines: Made in Italy, for good reason

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Paolo Sidoli, owner of SB Machines and veteran of the coin-operated ride business, talks up Made in Italy, and welcomes in prospects for another strong year. From Ferrari to Fiat, the Italians have a proud tradition of excellence in manufacturing. For Paolo Sidoli, owner of SB Machines, a dedicated supplier of Italian-only kiddies rides, coin-op is no exception. Poised on a...

SB Machines – Overcoming the £1 per play barrier

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SB Machines of Porthcawl, leading suppliers of high quality coin operated rides in the UK and Ireland, has announced its new range of equipment for the 2017 season. Paolo Sidoli, principal of SB Machines, is enthused about the prospects for the year ahead. After all 2016 was a good year. He explained: “2016 has been very robust in the amusement sector...

How ‘Made in Italy’ has defined the UK ride market

Coinslot SB Machines Kiddie Rides
The history of UK kiddie rides is closely tied up with Italy, and few in the industry have a closer association with this relationship than sector veteran Paolo Sidoli. Modern Italian design is immediately associated with automobiles, fashion, furniture, interiors and lighting. But a history of beautifully hand-crafted coin-operated children's rides also stems from the country and Paolo Sidoli of...

Brief updates regarding amusement news

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Penzance points to prizes Penzance’s Grand Casino Amusements has launched its latest monthly Facebook redemption competition. Players have until November 30 to post a picture with the highest ticket total won in the FEC for a chance to win a Star Wars lamp and Cake Splat board game. Magnificent 7’s Bell Fruit Games offers Magnificent 7’s, a Cat C game with a...