Elica Results

Elica BoD approves the Q1 2023 results. “Despite a significant market decline, we are pleased to report results in line with expectations. Our approach has been focused on the long-term value, allowing us to defend margins in a market with low volumes and significant inflation. Additionally, we have continued our transformation and expanded our offerings to become more Cooking. In this environment, the “Own Brand” business is performing better than the market and our “Motors Division” continued to grow. Although the year ahead may be challenging, we are confident that we will come out even stronger and well prepared for the future.” commented – Giulio Cocci Elica CEO.

Faber, digital factory

What are the challenges for Faber , Franke ‘s air specialist , on the production side? In the short term, the company with its plant in Sassoferrato aims to adopt new production technologies , integrating them with the most tested ones. In the medium-long term, on the other hand, the number one objective is digitalisation , implementing new business models, to respond more effectively to a constantly evolving demand, including through the latest generation of production plants. The last great goal is particularly felt: to remain competitive by maintaining a 100% Italian production .

Human capital, safe
Since its inception in 1989, Sassoferrato has always been a site (over an area of more than 60,000 square meters ) capable of standing out for its policies towards employees. To date, the factory has the support of over 350 highly specialized technicians, with a figure of 35% of women’s shares and an average age of 39 years . It holds important records, including the longest accident-free plant in Italy and in Europe: it is no coincidence that the best prevention plant technologies are used , increasingly accurate procedural bodies are adopted and, at the same time, integrated HSE management systems(Health, Safety & Environment) certificates. Personnel training is also a fundamental aspect: in 2022 alone, more than 1,500 hours of training were provided for employees at the Sassoferrato plant.

Green innovation and commitment
For Faber, constant technological innovation is essential : at the Sassoferrato site, for example, numerous processes have been digitalised, production has been verticalised and the skills of the employees are continuously updated. Two practical examples? A new latest generation laser and a system that uses artificial intelligence have recently been introduced to speed up processes and make them safer. Innovation, for Faber, also passes through sustainability: the green steps taken in recent years are important and include the new photovoltaic systemmade up of 2600 panels, which already today ensures the factory 30% of the available energy and allows for savings of up to 305 tons of CO2 per year and the change of all halogen lamps to LEDs, for further savings on emissions.

Artisan expertise and efficiency
“ Our factory is unique in the world because Faber’s know-how is enclosed here. Which are the technologies, of course, but also and above all the expertise of our craftsmen. We constantly invest in the most innovative technologies on the market and work tirelessly on people’s skills, motivating them and involving them in our business project with a ‘people first’ perspective, seeking continuous improvement – comments Giorgio Rossi, Operation Director of Faber ‘s Sassoferrato factory -.We work flexibly, focusing on quality and service to create value for both our company and our customers, pursuing sustainability in terms of being close to the external environment and making production costs more efficient

EuroChef USA To Be Exclusive US Importer Of Lofra

Lofra Italy has announced its partnership with EuroChef USA as the exclusive US importer of the brand’s kitchen appliances. Lofra has been manufacturing high-quality Italian home appliances since 1956. Designed and manufactured in the hills around the city of Padua, each Lofra appliance is carefully designed and built with the high-quality standards of a “Made in Italy” brand.

Forza @KBIS

Forza, the ultra-premium Italian cooking appliances brand, spotlights its new 48-inch Professional Range Tops at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 with the American Gas Association in booth C2108.

“We are excited to add the 48-inch width to our lineup of professional range tops,” said Marco Guerzoni, Forza Director of Marketing and Product Development. “You can expect this handsome appliance to have the same high-quality power and radical Italian design that we showcase on each of our products.”

Ultra-premium Italian cooking appliances brand @ForzaCucina expands its range top line by adding a 48-inch model, which will be debuted at the 2023 International Builders’ Show in #LasVegas. @IntlBldrsShow #IBS2023 https://www.forzacucina.com/product-category/range-tops/


The 48-inch Professional Range Top features eight full brass burners—four front-range dual-flame burners that adjust from 685 Btu for simmering to a powerful 20,000 Btu, and four single-flame burners in the back that range from 2,200 to 12,000 Btu—for precise cooking control.
It is equipped with Forza’s continuous Infinito™ Grate System edge-to-edge cast iron grate system with an integrated bullnose – the industry’s largest continuous usable cooking surface.
It also comes with a fastback porcelain trim that provides a seamless integration into your kitchen island while increasing the usable cooking service even further for maximum efficiency.
The black porcelain spill tray makes cleanup simple while providing a dramatic aesthetic for the range top that emphasizes the brass burners, while the stainless-steel knobs with a red “racecar” stripe elevate your kitchen design.
Its bold form and style embody the soul of radical Italian design with the heart of an American muscle car, featuring unique angular racecar-inspired lines.
The new entry to the product line joins the previously released 30 and 36-inch models.
About Forza
Forza delivers dynamic Italian design with ultra-premium, professional cooking appliances. Designed and built in the heart of the famed Emilia-Romagna region in Modena, Italy, Forza appliances include professional gas ranges, dual convection electric wall ovens, professional range tops, high-performance ventilation hoods and a powerful, energy-efficient dishwasher. Forza is the American brand of parent company, Glem Gas, which has been producing high-performing appliances that embody the spirit of Italian craftsmanship for more than 60 years. For more information about Forza, visit forzacucina.com.

Franke Europe campaign

The new pan-European campaign “The Great Stage” the intelligent solutions for the home and the design of Franke Home Solutions are staged, for a kitchen suited to everyone’s wishes

range of integrated solutions to meet every need in the new pan-European Franke Home Solutions campaign , in line with the Division’s change strategy following the Group’s rebranding : it’s “The Great stage” , built on the company’s forward-looking strategy, which combines an exclusive design with excellent functionality , Swiss quality and eco-conscious innovations for a better life.

The Franke Home Solutions division was born in 2021 from the merger of the Franke Kitchen Systems and Faber Hoods & Cooking Systems divisions and has since then built on the Group’s decennial experience and its innovative strategy in the sectors of preparation and cooking for the home kitchen across all product categories, including sinks, mixers, hoods, hobs, ovens, accessories and food preparation systems. Many of the division’s innovative products have already won several design awards, such as the prestigious Red Dot and iF Design Award.Available on digital and print channels , “The Great Stage” celebrates the delicious virtues of cooking at home, where every meal preparation can become something exciting . The video spot takes the audience on a one-day adventure in the life of the protagonist, a passionate home and kitchen lover who lives his culinary creativity to the fullest with the help of the Franke integrated system, which includes sink, mixer, hood and cooking tools, all part of the exclusive Mythos range. With the claim “A Great Performance Deserves a Great Stage” (“A great performance deserves a great stage”), Franke Home Solutions imagines the kitchen as a stage, in fact, to show your best culinary skills and enjoy the conviviality of the moment. https://youtu.be/0jMSzlcQJzE

Fagor induction hob

Fagor expands its range of induction hobs and adds two new integration models with extra-large double-inductor burners to its catalog.

Both feature a giant double-inducer fire that allows cooking with 12 to 31 cm pans for greater versatility. The 3IF-305BC model has a large 28 cm cooking area and the 3IF-355BS new 32 cm large area, ideal for cooking paellas and stews in large containers thanks to its large diameter.

With measurements of 56×52 cm (widthxdepth), the new induction hobs integrate the Automatic Boiling function, which increases the calorific power to achieve a higher temperature in less time. For its part, Power Booster allows you to boil water in just 3 minutes and reduce cooking times.

Samsung engery saving Dual Cook

New Energy Saving Dual Cook & Dual Cook Flex Series ovens from Samsung

▪︎ UK stock is now available
▪︎ Wi-Fi as standard
▪︎ Controllable Twin Fan heating
▪︎ Full Touch or Dial & Touch control
▪︎ Air Fry and Air Sous Vide models
▪︎ Steam Assist and Full Steam options
▪︎ 75 litres of oven cavity space
▪︎ 5yr Parts and Labour UK Warranty
▪︎ Fast preheat
▪︎ 40 Autocook functions
▪︎ Pyrolytic Cleaning

With a network of kitchen showrooms displaying across the UK

Novy Group announces appointment of new global CEO

Novy has announced the promotion of Francis Gistelinck from commercial director to chief executive officer for global operations. His new role officially commenced on 1st September 2022.

Based at the company’s HQ in Kuurne, Belgium, Gistelinck takes over from CEO, Carlos Wanzeele, who has stepped down from his eight-year tenure following the successful sale of the family-run business to Middleby Residential. Whilst in the role, Wanzeele doubled the company’s turnover from 45million to over 100million Euros.

Francis Gistelinck started work at the Novy Group in 2016. Together with Carlos Wanzeele, they developed a global growth expansion strategy for Novy, which included the appointment of Owain Harrison as country manager who set up the first ever Novy UK and Ireland subsidiary, launching in 2017. Since then, the Novy brand has firmly established itself as a leading name in luxury extraction and vented induction hobs, with a network of kitchen specialists throughout the UK. The company says that Gistelinck will be focusing on further growth the brand, including new innovations in product development, whilst building synergies for Novy’s distribution and operations within the Middleby Residential portfolio around the world.