Albron Selects Equens for ‘Quick and Easy Payments’

Utrecht, The Netherlands (ots/PRNewswire) –

Albron, the largest independent caterer in the Netherlands, is to
begin offering biometric and contactless payments in its restaurants
in cooperation with Equens. Today, Albron and Equens signed a
contract for the service Snel en Simpel Betalen [Quick and Easy

Snel en Simpel Betalen has two main benefits, namely speed at the
cash register and payment convenience. This among other things means
shorter waiting times and eliminates the inconvenience of topping up
and checking your balance. Users of Snel en Simpel Betalen can pay at
all times, and can keep constant track of their outgoings in their
online and monthly statements.

Albron will from now on be offering Snel en Simpel Betalen to its
clients, and plans to implement the solution in as many of its
restaurants as possible in the Netherlands. Guests at Albron’s
restaurants will then be able to choose whether they wish to pay
biometrically (using their finger) or contactlessly (using a Near
Field Communication debit card). The time and technology are ripe for
biometric payments – the most user-friendly payment method on the
market. Biometric payments are twice as fast as paying using a
conventional debit card, and highly secure thanks to identification
by means of a combination of the fingerprint and the finger’s vein
patterns. In recent years, Equens has acquired extensive experience
in applying this technology in various pilots, one of which was
conducted at Albron’s headquarters.

Hans Jacobs, General Manager of Operations at Albron: “With Snel
en Simpel Betalen, Albron is acquiring the ultimate ease of payment
for its guests. For our guests, the possibility to pay biometrically
means that they no longer need to bring anything with them to pay at
the cash register. What’s more, it’s super-quick, which enables us to
serve our guests more quickly. Equens’ many years of experience
assures us reliable and scalable solutions.”

Dave Rietveld, Innovations Manager at Equens SE: “We are
delighted that Albron has embraced our Snel en Simpel Betalen
service. We are continuously trying to improve payments and increase
the ease of the processes. For us, customer-driven innovation is a
vital part of this. Equens wants to remain a trendsetter in order to
support the purchase experience of the end-users at our clients as
effectively as possible.”


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About Albron

Albron BV is the largest independent caterer in the Netherlands,
and operates in almost every sector of the catering market. With its
workforce of approximately 6,000 people, Albron provides food and
drink at more than 1,000 locations across the country. These include
businesses, government agencies, schools, hospitals and healthcare
institutions, hotel and leisure facilities, and at parties and

For more information on Albron, please visit
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About Equens

Equens SE is the first payment processor with pan-European market
coverage. It serves clients and partnerships from its offices in the
Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Finland. With an annual processing
volume of 9.9 billion payments and 4.1 billion POS and ATM
transactions, Equens SE has a European market share of more than

For more information on Equens, please visit

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