Family-run cappuccino machine manufacturer wins prestigious EEF Award

Fracino named UK’s Winner of Winners in 50th year of trading

Birmingham-based cappuccino manufacturer Fracino has been recognised at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

The family-run firm took home the Outstanding Export Award as well as the Winner of Winners Award at the annual ceremony held by the UK manufacturers association.

Launched in a garden shed by founder Frank Maxwell in 1963, the firm now consists of three generations, with Maxwell’s son and granddaughter both on board, along with 40 other employees.

The firm was previously recognised in a Growing Business Freight Watchers feature for its achievements in exporting, which represent 25% of its 2012 turnover.

Exporting to over 50 countries, including Australia, Russia and Peru, the firm is expecting exporting to account for 33% of its turnover by next year.

In a speech on exporting and growth in November 2011, prime minister David Cameron praised Fracino for successfully exporting to Italy, the home of cappuccino.

Managing director Adrian Maxwell commented on the award, which comes in the same year as Fracino celebrates its 50th year of trading: “We could not have wished for a more exciting start to our formative 50th anniversary year, than marking this double celebration.

“These prestigious and high profile awards reinforce our commitment to world class manufacturing, on-going investment and innovation, and are a testimony to the tremendous hard work and dedication of our fantastic team.”

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