Fracino flies flag for UK manufacturing on BBC Breakfast TV
Fracino, the UK’ s only manufacturer of traditional espresso machines, has reinforced the pride and expertise in British manufacturing in front of more than seven million viewers.
The multi-award winning exporter was invited by BBC Breakfast to respond to findings by the manufacturer’s organisation, the EEF, on how the UK is the world’s 9th largest industrial nation but most people think it is only ranked 56th.
A BBC crew filmed live from Fracino’s world-class manufacturing facility in Birmingham where 5,000 machines are produced annually – each proudly displaying the Made in Britain marque.
A champion of British manufacturing, Fracino produces the majority of its components in house. Exporting to over 70 countries across the globe, the business is poised to further broaden its export horizons in the US and Canada.
With predictions that the UK will take its place among the world’s five biggest industrial nations by 2021 if current trends continue, Fracino MD Adrian Maxwell says British manufacturing – which makes up 44% of total exports and directly employs 2.6 million people – plays a vital role.
He said: “As the heartbeat of British manufacturing Birmingham has been instrumental in the UK’s rich manufacturing and engineering history.
“Although the UK market has faced major challenges over the last 12-18 months, mainly due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, our manufacturing sector is booming. We’re seeing time and again how the Made in Britain marque is coveted the word over – particularly in counties like Korea and Japan.”
“Fracino is proud to be making a key contribution with quality products which are commissioned by global brands.”
Praised by former Prime Minister David Cameron for its success in selling coffee machines to the Italians, Fracino’s machines have taken centre stage in high-profile soaps and been viewed by millions of people both in the UK and Europe.
The company’s 45,000 sq ft production floor has been revolutionised through a multi-million pound investment programme.