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Fracino receives prestigious award as SUBWAY® Innovation Partner

The SUBWAY® brand has recognised the creativity of Fracino by naming the third-generation espresso coffee machine manufacturer as its 2016 Innovation Partner.

The accolade acknowledges how Fracino worked tirelessly with the SUBWAY® brand and the European Independent Purchasing Company (EIPC) - a non-profit making organisation owned by SUBWAY® Franchisees in Europe - to produce a bespoke machine for SUBWAY® stores.

SUBWAY® Franchisees were seeking a new coffee machine that was easy to use, clean and maintain, and met their changing needs.

Strong collaboration resulted in Fracino producing the SUB1. Delivering the convenience of a bean to cup machine with the simplicity of a traditional espresso model, the machine has now been installed in 540 sites across the UK and Poland.

Commented Richard Mills, Equipment Support Manager at EIPC, “Fracino’s innovative SUB1 has been created to best serve the needs of SUBWAY® Franchisees. The company was able to work with us to develop a bespoke machine that would be fit for purpose, taking an adaptable approach with the design – and after a rigorous development and testing process, it has created a machine that met our requirements.

“We value partners who constantly revisit new ways of working, new technologies, new processes or products and services to drive increased value to the system. Feedback from our Franchisees has been very positive and we look forward to developing a further innovative solution with Fracino."

Said Fracino MD, Adrian Maxwell: “Receiving this award is a huge honour for me and our growing team. Being approached for this prestigious commission from a trailblazing global brand reinforces our powerful track record in innovation and world class manufacturing. We look forward to building on our strong relationship with SUBWAY® and EIPC.”

The award was presented to Fracino MD, Adrian Maxwell, at EIPC’s annual European Partner Conference in Dublin, which was attended by suppliers across Europe who heard the dynamic developments in store for 2017.

Fracino’s 60-strong team produces over 5,000 machines annually and exports to over 70 countries. The company’s accolades include Made in the UK Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Award 2016, which paid tribute to the manufacturer’s innovation and speed in designing and supplying the SUB1 - and the EEF’s 2016 silver Smart Product Award which praised Fracino for putting innovation at the heart of its business.