About Universal Machine Company

Universal Machine Company is in the business of manufacturing and distributing coin and currency handling, counting and packaging equipment, as well as related supplies. We are a division of APO International, a privately held corporation. The company has been in continuous business for over forty-four (44) years.

In 1971, under the leadership of Mr. Frank Kirmss, Jr., Director, APO International, Inc. purchased Universal as an operating company and successfully established its manufacturing operations in the United States.

Products and Markets

Universal offers a wide range of products for use in the coin and currency counting, packaging and handling market. Currently, Universal produces high-speed coin counters and automatic coin bagging machines for very heavy duty, large volume operations, such as those found in transits, casinos, banks, mints, blank suppliers and vending companies.

In 1975, Universal introduced the world’s fastest coin counter/verifier into the marketplace with its Model 360. Since its introduction, the Model 360 has remained one of the world’s fastest and most accurate coin counters available. Over the years, the Model 360 has undergone many technical advances and improvements and continues to be the preferred high-volume coin counter for mints and blank suppliers all around the world. No other coin counter can match the Model 360’s proven record of reliability and longevity.

In 1983, Universal expanded its market into the small to medium-volume coin processing operations with the introduction of smaller coin counters, coin sorters, coin packagers and currency counters. Our product offerings in this market segment continue to evolve as new technologies are introduced.

In 1996, Universal began offering automated coin bagging (sacheting) systems that combine the high-speed coin counting of the Model 360 with automatic bagging machines to efficiently and accurately package coins into plastic bags.

Universal also provides automatic coin handling systems and equipment for the larger volume operations to allow for fully automated coin processing. Where high volume is important, Universal offers a total coin handling system solution consisting of coin elevators, overhead conveyors, checkweighers and take-away conveyors.

Commitment to Excellence

Universal’s dedication to research gives our customers benefit to the latest technological developments. Higher levels of operating efficiency and durability have been reached through our advances in the manufacturing process. We are committed to providing high quality equipment that will provide many years of accurate, trouble-free operation.

Universal’s philosophy is to establish, build and maintain a long lasting business relationship. Our courteous and qualified staff will assist you by providing prompt customer service support. Universal is here to satisfy your coin processing needs, as we have for others, worldwide, since 1971.