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Imonex Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Texas company makes coin and token acceptors used in laundries

SEALY, Texas — In 2019, Imonex has reached the milestone of 40 years serving self-service industries. Known as “the legend in coin flow,” the manufacturer says its coin and token acceptance products are employed to transact payment in laundries, car washes, amusement venues and vending machines.

“Store owners and their customers rely on the simplicity of coin and token drops to pay for wash and dry,” says Imonex President Butch Bruner. “We pride ourselves in providing affordable solutions delivering consistent, high performance in laundry and other demanding environments.”

Four decades ago, Bruner built an injection mold to develop a vending machine component while operating Apollo Vending, a Houston-area route operation founded by his father, George, whose own ties to coin-operated devices date back to 1950.

The product launch propelled Bruner and his wife, Janet, to establish Imonex and bring an array of patented payment devices to market, including a no-moving-parts roll down acceptor designed to virtually eliminate coin jams.

Originally fashioned from a garage workspace, Imonex’s innovative acceptors — including dual-value coin and token models for washers and dryers — are precision-crafted in the company’s 37,000-square-foot facility and put to work at self-service machines worldwide.