Fracino wins two family business awards

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by The Manufacturer

The company, which exports its espresso and cappuccino machines to over 70 countries worldwide, has clinched two accolades in the space of one evening.

Commissioned by high profile clients including SUBWAY® and Patisserie Valerie, Fracino was named Midlands Family Business of the Year at the 2015 Family Business of the Year Awards which celebrate the contribution that family businesses make to the UK economy.

Paul Andrews, founder and MD of awards organiser Family Business United, praised the third generation Maxwell family for its vision, innovation and tenacity.

He explains: “Fracino is an incredible family business success story and one that clearly found favour with the judges. Starting out from an inspirational concept, bringing a coffee machine back to the UK and launching the manufacturing process may have struck some as a difficult business to begin, but the Maxwell family have shown resilience and are continuing to grow an incredible company that now exports British made coffee machines from the Midlands all over the world.”

“A well-deserved triumph and we look forward to hearing more from Fracino and the Maxwell family for generations to come.”

Birmingham based Fracino was also recognised for its manufacturing expertise and continued growth at the West Midlands Business Desk Business Masters awards – clinching the Manufacturer (SME) crown.

Adrian Maxwell, MD who received the award thanked his father and Fracino founder, Frank Maxwell. He said: “To receive both accolades reinforces our commitment to world class manufacturing and our ongoing investment, drive and innovation. They are a testimony to the tremendous hard work and dedication of our fantastic team.”

Launched in a garden shed by chairman Frank Maxwell in 1963, the business manufacturers almost 5,000 machines annually and has posted double digit growth year on year since 2009.


TMMX award gala takes place in November where we highlight and celebrate some of the UK’s greatest from our diverse range of manufacturers.

The ceremony will be held at The ICC, Birmingham, on the evening of Thursday 26 November 2015 and is set to be another sell out event. See more at: