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Disaster-response vending machines with functions including disaster warning systems to be installed in Tsuneishi Group locations especially in Fukuyama City as a first in western Japan

News   •   Aug 28, 2015 09:00 GMT

Hiroshima, Japan, August 28th, 2015 - TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (1083, Tsuneishi, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. Chairman and President: Yasuharu Fushimi) will install 43 disaster-response vending machines at Tsuneishi Group facilities including mirokunosato and Shinshoji Spa Showa-no-yu as part of its disaster measure and community emergency initiatives.

The 14 vending machines to be installed in locations including the Tsuneishi Factory of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding and Tsuneishi Iron Works particularly are equipped with disaster-warning systems to prompt swift initial response, a first for western Japan. These vending machines are programmed to broadcast Earthquake Early Warnings and Tsunami Warnings issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency with a resounding alarm along with a digital display to effectively urge early evacuation.

Further, TSUNEISHI C VALUES, which operates gasoline stations mainly in the Bingo region of Hiroshima, is scheduled to install vending machines equipped with a free Wi-Fi function for connecting to the Internet wirelessly at 18 gas stations.

The disaster-response vending machines will provide beverages free of charge during disasters. These machines will switch to an emergency power supply through use of a dedicated key, and can dispense a maximum of approximately 540 beverages per vending machine in the 48 hours following a power outage.

TSUNEISHI HOLDINGS CORPORATION will continue to enhance disaster-response initiatives to contribute to disaster prevention for the community and to protect the lives of community residents and employees during times of disaster.

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