In order to ensure that the Serial Numbering of products does not produce equipment with duplicate numbers, e.g. Two coin mechanisms both serial number 123, or a Vend­ing Machine Control board and a Coin Mechanism both serial number 456, it has been agreed to prefix serial numbers (and fault codes where they do not conform to the stand­ard code) with a three letter manufacturer specific code.

The following Manufacturer code has now been allocated: ‘CRE’ to CREM International.

The full code list can be found here.