Andamiro Hails Successful IAAPA Expo, Celebrates 30 Years of Game Manufacturing Innovation
ORLANDO, FL— Andamiro Co. Ltd. and its Andamiro USA subsidiary wrapped up a successful IAAPA Expo in late November at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where the storied amusement machine developer showed off almost a dozen games, including three new titles. Sponsored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the 2022 exposition, held from Nov. 15 to 18, drew some 36,882 registered visitors and featured 1,077 exhibiting companies.
This year’s IAAPA Expo coincided with Andamiro’s 30th anniversary. Andamiro president and chief executive C.S. Lee and Andamiro USA president were on hand to host a special anniversary cake-cutting ceremony on Nov. 16.
Andamiro Co. Ltd., headquartered in Goyang, ROK, was founded in 1992 as an international trading and manufacturing business originally named Oksan Co. Ltd. The company changed its name from Oksan to Andamiro in 1999, and that same year it launched the first Pump It Up machine, which has become the world’s leading rhythm and dance arcade video game. In 2000, the company opened its U.S. subsidiary in southern California, moving it to Irving, TX, in 2021.
Today, Andamiro is a leading designer and manufacturer of ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers and sports games, which are sold and operated around the world. Its branding partners include Disney’s Marvel, Viacom’s Nickelodeon, NBC-Universal Inc., MLB Players Inc. and NFL Players Inc.
In booth 600, Andamiro’s tradition of innovation was on display at this year’s IAAPA Expo, including the brand-new Avengers Infinity Stone Challenge, as well as the recently introduced SpongeBob Pirates of Bikini Bottom and Bobblehead Baseball. The 30-year-old company’s IAAPA roster feature 10 distinct products:
» Avengers 2P coin pushers with cards.
» Avengers 1P coin pushers without cards.
» Avengers Infinity Stone Challenge, Andamiro’s brand-new Marvel game.
» Bobblehead Baseball, a new video redemption game licensed by MLBPA.
» Jurassic World MINI, a space-saving solution.
» Pump It Up LX with XX game play.
» The Redeem Machine, a self-service card, coin and chip kiosk.
» Safe Cracker, a skill-based merchandiser.
» SpongeBob Pirates of Bikini Bottom, a ball pusher with cards, chips and video.
» Ticket Coaster, a kinetic adventure in an eye-catching SpongeBob package.
PHOTO: Andamiro chief C.S. Lee (left) and Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco shake on three decades of game-making excellence.