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Bialetti is an Italian brand founded by Alfonso Bialetti that makes coffee machines, cookware and small kitchen appliances. The brand is owned by Bialetti Industries.

Bialetti
L'Omino Bialetti 2008-12-30 .svg
OwnerBialetti Industries
CountryItaly
Introduced1933
MarketsMoka Express
Cookware
Kitchenware
Websitewww.bialetti.com

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HistoryEdit

Alfonso Bialetti first acquired his metal-working skills by working for a decade in the French aluminium industry.[1] By 1919 he had established his own metal and machine workshop in Crusinallo (his native Piedmont) to make aluminium products: this was the foundation of the Bialetti company.[1][2] He transformed his workshop – Alfonso Bialetti & C. Fonderia in Conchiglia – into a studio for design and production.[2] In 1933, Bialetti founded the brand and focused on manufacturing moka pots. The company was later operated by his son Renato Bialett.[3]

After a period of crisis in the 1970s and 1980s, Bialetti merged with Rondine Italia in 1993[4] and founded a new company named Bialetti Industrie S.p.A, based in Brescia.[5]

The major key person is Francesco Ranzoni as he actually covers the positions of president and CEO inside the company.[6] At the end of 2015, the company's income statement registers a total revenue of 172,4 millions of euro, 6,9% more than 2014 (Euro 161,2 millions).[7] First Bialetti retailers outside of Italy were constructed in France, Cagnes-sur-Mer, and in Spain, Madrid.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Schnapp, Jeffrey T. "The Romance of Caffeine and Aluminum" Critical Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2001. Retrieved on 2005-10-27. doi:10.1086/449039
  2. ^ a b "History: 1919 - The Origins of Bialetti". Bialetti Industrie S.p.A.. Retrieved on 2005-10-27
  3. ^ Grimes, William (20 February 2016). "Renato Bialetti, the Mr. Coffee of Italy, Dies at 93". nytimes.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Rondine si beve il caffè dell'"omino" Bialetti". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 31 July 1993.
  5. ^ Mancini, Giovanna (18 January 2016). "Bialetti takes the road of foreign markets with Home&Coffee flagship stores". italy24.ilsole24ore.com. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Francesco-Ranzoni-Presidente.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Relazione Finanziaria Annuale 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  8. ^ "IN SPAGNA E FRANCIA I PRIMI DUE NEGOZI OLTRECONFINE DELL'OMINO COI BAFFI". bialettigroup.it. Retrieved 22 October 2016.

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