American Vending Sales, Inc. Purchases H.A. Franz & Co.

AVS American Vending SalesElk Grove Village, IL – American Vending Sales (AVS) is continuing their recent expansion with the acquisition of Texas based H.A. Franz & Co. The merger, which is effective November 1, 2016, will add offices in Houston and Dallas to AVS’ current locations near Milwaukee and Minneapolis, and their headquarters near Chicago. All of the locations will conduct business together under the name American Vending Sales, Inc.

“As the amusement and vending industries become more consolidated and competitive, we thought it was time to make a move,” said Joe Franz, President of H.A. Franz. “We have a great deal of respect and trust in the people at AVS and fully expect our customers to thrive working with them.”

AVS Gumma Franz“H.A. Franz has been a leader in sales, service and integrity for the last 60 years and we are proud to be able to call them friends,” added Vince Gumma, president of AVS. “Everyone at AVS will strive to continue the levels of excellence in sales and customer service that they have provided throughout the years.”

AVS and H.A. Franz are working towards a smooth transition with all current H.A. Franz employees staying on to become AVS employees. Joe Franz will remain on to oversee the Houston and Dallas offices. Customers can continue to contact their existing sales, service and parts representatives in each office.


American Vending Sales, Inc. (AVS) is a distributor of amusement, gaming and vending equipment based in Elk Grove Village, IL. Founded in Chicago in 1971, AVS has established itself as the preeminent full-service gaming, amusement and vending distributor in the Midwest with offices in Illinois, Minnesota, Texa and Wisconsin. AVS offers a complete range of services to their customers and the manufacturers they represent, from the sale of equipment and parts to comprehensive repair and refurbishing. More information on AVS is available at or


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