French kiosk company acquires HyperActive Technologies
French kiosk company Acrelec Group has acquired HyperActive Technologies, a supplier of digital displays and other outdoor tools for fast casual and quick service restaurants. Through the acquisition, the Acrelec Group will be able to offer integrated solutions for the restaurant and retail industries, according to the press release.
HyperActive Technologies provides a variety of outdoor solutions for restaurants, including drive thru service timers, digital displays and software for order confirmation. The Acrelec Group has crafted solutions for kiosks, digital signage and order confirmation and currently maintains 20,000 kiosks in 49 countries.
"Acrelec's acquisition of HyperActive Technologies advances our mission of revolutionizing the way restaurant and retail brands engage their customers," said Jacques Mangeot, co-founder of the Acrelec Group. "Combining Acrelec’s expertise in providing interactive kiosks and digital display hardware, software and services with HyperActive's innovative drive-thru technology will allow us to become the preeminent global provider of the most comprehensive suite of solutions."
The market for self-service kiosks is growing significantly and will be worth more than $73 billion by 2020, according to one report. An Arcrelec customer outside of the U.S. handles 90 percent of all indoor orders through self-ordering kiosks; Acrelec is confident that this trend will continue with self-ordering kiosks in the U.S.
"From what we have witnessed around the world, we are confident that Americans will embrace the self-ordering option for the convenience and personalization it provides," said Mangeot. "From a financial perspective, restaurant operators can achieve a significant return on investment from our shared technology. All of our solutions, from drive-thru systems to indoor kiosks, are mission-critical to increasing throughput and driving sales."