Cappuccino and espresso machine manufacturer Fracino is celebrating new milestones in its export business, after securing “major contracts” in Asia and Antarctica.
A Chinese consortium, which owns shares in a series of restaurants and cafés in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, has commissioned its first container of Fracino machines after witnessing the company’s manufacturing techniques on a visit to the UK.
Fracino also recently sold £250,000’s worth of machines to its Australian division and has signed a contract to supply the Australian flagship Aurora Australis. The contract for the ship – a multi-purpose research and resupply ship that supports the country’s bases in Antarctica – represents the supplier’s first contract on the world’s southernmost continent.
The company now exports to more than 70 countries on all seven continents, working with more than 40 global distributors to open up new markets such as Guatemala, Lebanon and French Polynesia.
Fracino managing director Adrian Maxwell said: “Ongoing investment, innovation and team development is fuelling our export drive – enabling us to grow our team by 25% over the last 12 months. Producing seven machines since 2008, we have invested over £3m in recent years and are proud that our export strategy has been entirely self-funded and 99% driven in-house.”
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