Electrolux Professional announced it has acquired UNIC S.A.S., a French manufacturer of professional espresso machines.
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 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.
The acquired company had combined net sales of approximately EUR 20 million ($22.3 million) in 2018, and 130 employees. Its headquarters and main manufacturing facility are located in southern France, near Nice.
Grindmaster-Cecilware has been distributing a portion of the UNIC product range in North America 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.
For more information about UNIC, click http://www.unic-sa.com/en.