Italian coffee machine manufacturer Evoca Group has announced plans to close its SaGa Coffee factory in Gaggio Montano by the end of 2022.
Production at the facility is expected to cease by the end of the first quarter of next year. According to Evoca, the group has been suffering from production overcapacity throughout Europe since 2019. However, the situation was particularly severe at the Gaggio Montano factory, where its main focus was on producing small coffee machines for office use.
Evoca said in a statement: “This difficult decision comes following an in-depth analysis of the market, which highlighted the need to rationalise the group’s industrial footprint, as a result of its production overcapacity and given the inability of the Gaggio Montano plant to achieve the necessary levels of competitiveness requested by the Office Coffee Service (OCS) segment, covering small coffee machines for office use”.
With the closure, Evoca hopes to bring its production capacity into line with market demands to maintain a competitive position in the medium to long term.
The company did not state how many jobs will be lost at the factory. However, the facility employs 222 staff, according to EFA News.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2022
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