Faber facility goes green

Franke Group has led its hoods production Faber facility in Sassoferrato, Italy towards a greener future.

We are proud of this successful investment at our Berbentina plant in Sassoferrato!

It’s a great example of how #Franke is increasing energy efficiency and contributing to climate neutrality.

Our 1 MW photovoltaic system was recently switched on and connected, covering 23% of the plant’s total annual electricity consumption.

As part of the system, over 2,500 solar panels have been installed, saving 305 tons of CO2 annually.

Further solar panel systems have already been installed at several Franke locations and more will follow.

AQ Sense Range of Hoods from Franke

The new AQ Sense Range of Hoods from Franke Home Solutions is a step forward in keeping the kitchen air quality safe and bringing smart technology into the home.

Thanks to its AQ Sense technology, the hoods are equipped with an air quality sensor that constantly monitors the air quality, temperature and humidity. The hood automatically activates when unsafe levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are detected, ensuring that the indoor air quality remains safe and healthy in your kitchen.

Everything can be controlled from your phone through the Franke App, and the AQ Sense Range is also compatible with Amazon Alexa. Furthermore, there is also a built-in browser, so recipes, music, videos and much more can be enjoyed while keeping the kitchen safe. A truly smart solution that every house

Franke introduces the 70 cm wide built-in refrigerator

Franke’s Skyscraper collection expands itself with the new built-in refrigerator FCB 400 V NE E, a product that is taller and wider than the standard (193.5 cm height and 70 cm width). The appliance guarantees a large capacity: 400 liters (299 liters for the fridge and 101 liters for the freezer). In addition, the new refrigerator is equipped with the Easy Frost system, the Cold Zone compartment (thanks to the temperature of 0° it is ideal for meat and fish) and the Fresh Zone drawer for fruit and vegetables. Finally, it has a low noise level (35 dBA) and has LED lighting.

Franke new built-in ovens

Franke‘s Mythos range of ovens also includes two Full Steam products. The models FMY 99 HS XS and FMY 99 HS BK are created for those who love to cook in a healthy way. Thanks to the steam cooking it is possible to cook preserving the nutritional qualities of the food. The user only has to put the water into the tank and select the appropriate function: the electronic sensors will check the cooking times and the correct amount of steam. It is also possible to choose the combined cooking (which use both steam and heat at temperatures between 140° and 220°C) or the PureSteam cooking at 95°C. The new Full Steam models, like the other ovens in the collection, feature a 3.5” full touch color TFT display and the CookAssist technology. Besides, the Smooth2close system ensures that the opening and closing of the oven are silent and delicate. The Multicooking function offers the possibility of cooking up to four dishes at the same time and the CookAssist, with many preset recipes, allows user to easily create any dish, selecting only the type of dish and letting the oven set automatically the optimal program and cooking time. Finally, using the steam power, the Full Steam ovens clean themselves in 35 minutes – at 90° – without the use of chemical detergents but simply by inserting 200 cc of water into the oven.

Artemis Group

Today, Artemis Group, including Franke, announced positive 2021 half-year results, supported by the general recovery of the global economy. With organic growth of 32.7% in the first six months, the outcome also clearly outperforms sales prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Find the full overview of key figures in the latest press release:

https://www.franke.com/franke-group/en/presse/press-releases.html

New Franke Home Solution division is operative

Franke Group decided to merge the Faber Hoods & Cooking Systems and Franke Kitchen Systems divisions. The new unit is now operative under the name of Franke Home Solutions. The operation follows the Group’s strategy of pooling its expertise in the areas of food preparation and cooking for the residential kitchen with the vision to be present in each and every household with a Franke anchor product. The new Franke Home Solutions division will produce and commercialize products in the food preparation segment, (bowls, sinks and taps etc.) and in the cooking area (hoods and hobs). It also reflects the perspective to leverage the division’s expertise in order to grow its presence in the kitchen.

Marco Zancolò is the new Head of the Franke Coffee Systems division,

From this month, Marco Zancolò is the new Head of the Franke Coffee Systems division, becoming at the same tine a member of the Group Management. He succeeds Thomas P. Meier, who left the company of his own accord in March this year.
Zancolò, 53-year old Italian, previously worked for Nespresso, where he started out as the B2B Commercial Director in Germany 16 years ago and strongly expanded the B2B business. He then took on various key positions in management at Nespresso, including at Headquarters, where he successful managed key strategic sales projects. Most recently, he was responsible as Head of Zone Europe, which is the market region with the highest turnover. Before that, he was a project manager at Boston Consulting Group and a member of the Board of Management at Feria Internationale Reisen GmbH. Marco Zancolò has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and an MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne in Switzerland.
«I am delighted that we have been able to fill this important position so perfectly – explains Patrik Wohlhauser, CEO of the Franke Group -. Marco Zancolò is a manager with international experience and boasts excellent leadership and organizational skills. He has in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in sales and marketing in the coffee industry, particularly in the B2B business. He will focus in particular on the further development of our digital efforts and achieving growth targets in the North American and Asian markets. He succeeds Thomas P. Meier, who left the company of his own accord in March this year.
Zancolò, 53-year old Italian, previously worked for Nespresso, where he started out as the B2B Commercial Director in Germany 16 years ago and strongly expanded the B2B business. He then took on various key positions in management at Nespresso, including at Headquarters, where he successful managed key strategic sales projects. Most recently, he was responsible as Head of Zone Europe, which is the market region with the highest turnover. Before that, he was a project manager at Boston Consulting Group and a member of the Board of Management at Feria Internationale Reisen GmbH. Marco Zancolò has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and an MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne in Switzerland.
«I am delighted that we have been able to fill this important position so perfectly – explains Patrik Wohlhauser, CEO of the Franke Group -. Marco Zancolò is a manager with international experience and boasts excellent leadership and organizational skills. He has in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in sales and marketing in the coffee industry, particularly in the B2B business. He will focus in particular on the further development of our digital efforts and achieving growth targets in the North American and Asian markets.

Franke Group acquired a majority stake in Italian coffee machine manufacturer Dalla Corte

Swiss Franke Group acquired a majority stake in Italian coffee machine manufacturer Dalla Corte at the end of June.

The Milan-based Dalla Corte produces traditional portafilter espresso machines in the premium segment for private and professional use. The company was founded by the Dalla Corte family in 2001 and is known for its multi-boiler technology – developed and patented in the same year – which Franke calls a benchmark for the semi-automatic espresso machine sector.