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Electrolux strengthens its professional beverage offering by acquiring Unic

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Electrolux business area Professional Products yesterday announced it has acquired Unic S.A.S., a French manufacturer of professional espresso machines. The acquisition complements the Electrolux offering of products for beverage service and further develops its position as a leader in complete solutions for the hospitality industry.

Unic is a manufacturer of espresso machines, including fully automatic as well as traditional models, with 100 years of technology, quality, and manufacturing experience. The acquired company had combined net sales of approximately EUR 20 million in 2018 and 130 employees. Its headquarters and main manufacturing facility are located in southern France, near Nice. The company has operated a branch office in Seattle, Washington, USA, since 2007.

The acquisition is part of Electrolux Professional Products’ strategy to grow as the only supplier with a complete offering of food service, beverage, and laundry solutions under one brand. Together with previous acquisitions (Grindmaster-Cecilware in North America 2017 and SPM Drink Systems in Italy 2018), UNIC complements the Electrolux portfolio of products for hot, cold and frozen beverages.

Grindmaster-Cecilware has been distributing a portion of the Unic product range in North and Latin America under the Grindmaster brand since 2018.

“Unic’s line of innovative espresso products, especially in the fully automatic space, is an important strategic addition to our product offering, and their expertise enables us to further develop Electrolux technology platform for the fast-growing coffee market. We welcome the team to the Electrolux Professional family”, said Alberto Zanata, Head of Electrolux Professional Products.

We are pleased to announce that UNIC becomes a part of the Electrolux Group joining its Professional division and become the reference platform for the coffee espresso product line. Through Electrolux’s global platform and network, we will be able to expand our product offering and accelerate our international growth within the coffee espresso segment, a significant and fast-growing part of the foodservice business.

We share and embrace Electrolux Professional’s strategy for growth and are excited to contribute to the “OnE platform” concept by offering quality, experience and comprehensive technology in coffee equipment within the hospitality sector” comments Jean-Pierre Lévi, CEO.

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