Breville Group

Breville Group Limited or simply Breville is an Australian multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances, headquartered in the inner suburb of Alexandria, Sydney. The company's brands include Breville, Kambrook and Ronson. In the UK and Europe the company goes to market as the Sage brand and as the Breville brand in the rest of the world.

Breville Group Limited
IndustryHome appliances
FoundedJanuary 11, 1932; 90 years ago (1932-01-11)
HeadquartersAlexandria, Sydney, Australia
Key people
Jim Clayton (CEO)
RevenueIncrease AU$ 652.3 million (2018)[1]


The company was established in 1932, by Bill O’Brien and Harry Norville, who combined their two surnames to form the company name. The company originally manufactured radios before later expanding into kitchen appliances in the 1960s.[1] The company owns and markets several brands, including Breville (worldwide excluding Europe), Kambrook, Ronson, Sage by Heston Blumenthal, Solis, Gastroback, Stollar, Catler, Bork and Riviera&Bar.[2][3]

Breville has been listed on the Australian stock exchange since 1999,[4] and in 2016 relocated its headquarters to a new purpose-built 48,437 sq ft building in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria.[5]


  • 1932 Breville is founded.
  • 1955 Breville sell their Precedent brand of televisions.[6]
  • 1974 The popular Snack’n’Sandwich maker is invented.[7]
  • 1999 Breville is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, ASXBRG.[4]
  • 2013 Breville entered into a partnership with Nespresso to manufacture coffee machines.[8]
  • 2017 Breville acquires water purification brand Aquaport and air purifier brand Cli-Mate.[9]
  • 2020 Breville acquires coffee grinder company Baratza. [10]


  1. ^ a b "2018 Annual Report" (PDF). Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "European Brands". Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Electrical". Housewares International (corporate website). Archived from the original on 15 January 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Our History". Housewares International (corporate website). Archived from the original on 16 April 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Office Snapshots, Breville Group". Office Snapshots. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Precedent, brand of A.W. Jacksons Industries; Melbourne & Sydney". Radiomuseum. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Australian Food History: 1974 Breville Snack'n'Sandwich maker". Australian Food History. 21 September 1970. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Breville to partner with Nespresso for new portioned coffee machines". Appliance Retailer. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Breville acquires Aquaport business". Appliance Retailer. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Acquisition of Baratza LLC" (PDF). 2 October 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 January 2022.

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