British coffee machine manufacturer Fracino has snapped up the Birmingham Awards’ Business of the Year accolade for its espresso and cappuccino makers.
The Birmingham-based firm was recognised at the event, which celebrates and showcases the dynamic contribution of the city’s companies and individuals, for producing 11 machines between 2008 and 2017.
Posting double-digit sales growth year-on-year since 2009, the third generation family business and member of Made in Britain, exports to over 70 countries worldwide.
Adrian Maxwell, Fracino MD, said: “As a business which was founded in Birmingham 54 years ago and a long-standing local employer of an ever growing team, we are immensely proud of our rich heritage.
“Scooping this award is a great honour and an enormous thank you to our committed and hard-working team, some of whom have been with the business for decades, for making this possible.”
Judges also deemed Fracino a winner for developing the next generation of engineers and its commitment to giving back to its local communities.
The judging panel included Mark Gilmore from Birmingham City University. He added: “With 93% of components made in house and 80% of raw materials sourced locally, Fracino passed our criteria with flying colours.
“Boasting a high UK market share and selling coffee machines to the Italians, we also applauded how this is a business that values its staff and enjoys high employee retention. We wish the team continued success.”
Global fast food giant, Subway, recently named Fracino as its innovation partner for 2016 and 2017 after being invited to produce two bespoke machines for its franchisees in the UK and Poland.
Its customer portfolio spans Patisserie Valerie, Living Ventures Restaurant Group, AMT Coffee and Pathfinder pub chains.