Dave Ward reveals that ‘the entire spine of our team has been strengthened.’
Main Image: N&W CEO Andrea Zocchi
It’s getting more intense every time, isn’t it? I mean, there’s speculation beforehand, accusations and denials in the thick of it and countless thousands of post-mortems when it’s all over.
You’ll be relieved to hear that I’m not referring to elections or referenda here, (we’ve all had an eyeful of those). I’m not even thinking about who Tayto are buying next! I am, in fact, referring to something far more important: football’s ‘transfer window.’
What you might not know, though, is that whilst Messrs. Wenger, Mourhino, Guardiola, Klopp et-al have been working themselves, like whirling dervishes, into a frenzy of excess; our own guv’nor (Sr. Andrea Zocchi), has quietly been going about his work of improving our own squad…
What’s happened is that the entire spine of our team has been strengthened. We went into the market shortly after we were acquired by Lone Star in March 2016. At the time, you might remember, Andrea was quoted as saying: ‘Lone Star will be a strong partner to work with over the next stage of N&W’s growth.’
So it has proved.
The first acquisition was Saeco Vending S.p.A. The deal allows us to use the well-known Saeco and Gaggia brands in the professional coffee machines, OCS and HoReCa markets. Next, we purchased the entire share capital of Ducale Macchine da Caffè S.r.l. Finally, (for now), we announced a joint venture with Quebec based Les Enterprises Cafection which will spearhead our penetration of the North American OCS market. It’s proof, in any were needed, that N&W means business.
Of course, the truth is that, for the time being at least, as a UK customer, you won’t notice any difference. Behind the scenes, though, we’ve added huge fire power to our team; not least in R&D and technology. So down the line, you’ll profit from our investment in the future – that’s for sure.