Coffee machine maker urges hospitality sector to buy British to prevent supply chain disruption

BRITISH espresso machine manufacturer Fracino is calling on UK hospitality sector businesses who are struggling to source products from China to buy British.

The call comes as many British companies experience difficulties and delays in their supply chains due to a lack of availability of components in China as the coronavirus takes its toll on the country’s manufacturing network.

Renowned regionally, nationally and internationally for its growing portfolio of British-made products, Fracino operates one of the world’s most advanced and efficient espresso equipment manufacturing facilities where the majority of products are produced in house.

Peter Atmore, Fracino’s head of global sales, who is currently in Asia and witnessing supply chain delays at first hand, said factors – including a hike in the cost of materials – are making it increasingly difficult for companies to do business with China.

Mr Atmore told Made in Britain, “With the impact of coronavirus hampering China’s ability to make and ship parts, disruption to supply chains can severely damage a company’s reputation and bottom line.

“A champion of British manufacturing, nearly 90 per cent of our components are made in-house – giving us rigorous control over quality, product development and the manufacturing process. The few parts we can’t make are sourced around the UK and Europe - ensuring smooth and timely delivery to our UK and overseas clients. We highly recommend buying British for reliability, expertise – and peace of mind.”

The UK’s only manufacturer of British made traditional espresso machines and a multi-award winning business, Fracino has recently further expanded its workforce and manufacturing facility and exports worldwide to countries including Canada and the US.

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