Through decades of Research and Development, ME Group has empowered customers with self-sufficiency through time-saving and cost-efficient vending units. Since its first photo-booth in 1954, Photo-Me’s self-service vending has provided affordable and convenient solutions for millions of yearly customers.
Photo-Me booths provide HMPO-verified photographic ID and seasonal fun photos to over 8 million customers a year; with a network of more than 3,700 photo booths across the UK. For site owners that partner with ME, Revolution machines are installed free of charge as part of a profit-share agreement. Ongoing maintenance is carefully managed by our expert team of engineers; providing site owners peace of mind while they generate passive income and increase footfall on previously underutilised dead space.
In 2022, our Photo-Me brand was awarded a UK Superbrand™ - cementing its place as heritage brand in the UK, an honour given to only the most iconic and highly recognised brands.
Having benefited from the ubiquity of its 3,700 photo booth locations in the UK, the iconic illuminated top-sign of the Phillipe Starck designed Starbooths had long promoted themselves. Responding to the post-covid holiday rush, the campaign proved successful in giving clarity on the Photo-Me booth’s capabilities. Namely, the expedited passport application process its Digital Passport ID service allows.
Founded on inventions, starting with our very first photo booth, ME Group UK upholds that same legacy by providing a well-engineered service. For over 60 years, the team in the UK have endured industry changes to come out stronger than ever; dedicated to Making Easy work of everyday challenges through simplified self-service.