Smeg acquires historic Italian coffee company

La Pavoni was the world’s first producer of the modern espresso bar coffee machine

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Appliance brand Smeg has acquired historic Italian coffee company La Pavoni, which is “renowned for its production of high-quality domestic and professional espresso coffee machines”.

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La Pavoni – which was founded in 1905 and is based in Milan – was the world’s first producer of the modern espresso bar coffee machine, according to Smeg.

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The appliance company said the acquisition is a “strategic move” for both brands, allowing the two companies to share “industry know-how and continue to create beautifully designed products while reinforcing the strength of a ‘Made in Italy’ ethos”.