Janette Gledhill, the AVAB's director said: "AVAB's mission is to continue to raise the quality of vending.
"Already we have completed the first stage by introducing the AVAB quality standard."
She added that to ensure that customers can trade with them with confidence, members of the Association have achieved AVAB Quality Assured Status and are assessed and monitored regularly to ensure consistent compliance.
"It explains the AVAB quality standard and gives advice on selecting equipment and services, the types of contract and leases available," Ms Gledhill said.
The Automatic Vending Association of Britain (AVAB) is the trade association which represents vending operators (those who site, fill and clean machines) as well as their suppliers.
AVAB has over 300 members and is managed by an elected Board of Management drawn from all sectors of the trade.
AVAB is dedicated to the continuing improvement of standards and service and imposes strict requirements on companies who want to be in membership.
This was reflected in both the launch of a trade journal and the foundation of The Coin-Operated Machine Association (COMA) - precursor to AVAB.
AVAB runs a Quality System for vending service operating members.