Groupe SEB continues its growth on the professional coffee market by acquiring La San Marco from the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group .
Founded in 1920, La San Marco is a centenary Italian company that manufactures, markets and distributes professional coffee machines and coffee grinders. Recognized leader in the segment of espresso coffee machines with the traditional lever system, the company offers a wide range of products, mostly made in Italy, in Gradisca d’Isonzo (Gorizia).
Inventor and pioneer of the ‘Leva’ technology, a device that ensures a controlled ascent speed of the levers to guarantee perfect safety of traditional machines, La San Marco holds numerous patents which guarantee it an important competitive advantage.
Prior to its complete takeover by Groupe SEB, La San Marco was 85.3% controlled by Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group (MZBG), 9.6% by minority shareholders, with 5.1% treasury shares