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Slayer and Gruppo Cimbali partner to expand global presence

Dec 05, 2017 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --

US-based professional espresso machine maker Slayer has partnered with Italy's leading espresso machine manufacturer Gruppo Cimbali to expand their products on a global scale.

With the new partnership, Slayer intends to expand its presence globally, by using Gruppo Cimbali's capabilities to streamline the manufacturing process as well as broaden engineering expertise.On the other hand, Gruppo Cimbali plans to further expand its presence in the US market through a presence in Seattle, which is reported as one of the world's coffee epicentres.Slayer founder and CEO Jason Prefontaine said: "This partnership is very beneficial to Slayer in more than just the most obvious route."With the ability to tap into Cimbali's engineering expertise, technology and lean manufacturing skill sets, Slayer can now properly amplify production efforts."This detail has been the current, defining need of Slayer and honestly provides us with the strength and muscle power to accomplish and even exceed our goals."For this new partnership, Gruppo Cimbali has acquired a controlling financial stake in Slayer as an investment.The Italian company noted that it has no plans to alter the company's operations or methodologies and allow Slayer to continue to operate independently under Jason Prefontaine.Gruppo Cimbali CEO Franco Panno said: "The partnership with Slayer is part of our expansion plans and strengthens the Group's position in the speciality coffee market, a coffee consumption trend on the rise globally and recently increasing in popularity in Italy too."
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