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OwnerBialetti Industries
Previous ownersAlfonso Bialetti

Bialetti is an Italian brand of coffee machines, cookware and small kitchen appliances founded by Alfonso Bialetti. The brand is owned by Bialetti Industries.


Alfonso Bialetti first acquired his metal-working skills by working for a decade in the French aluminium industry.[1] By 1919, he had established his own metal and machine workshop in Crusinallo (in his native Piedmont) to make aluminium products: this was the foundation of the Bialetti company.[1][2] He transformed his workshop – Alfonso Bialetti & C. Fonderia in Conchiglia – into a studio for design and production.[2] In 1933, Bialetti founded the brand and focused on manufacturing moka pots. The company was later operated by his son Renato Bialetti.[3]

After a period of crisis in the 1970s and 1980s, Bialetti merged with Rondine Italia in 1993[4] and founded a new company named Bialetti Industrie S.p.A., based in Brescia.[5]

Francesco Ranzoni acts as both President and CEO of the company.[6]

At the end of 2015, the company's income statement registered a total revenue of €172.4 million, 6.9% more than 2014 (€161.2 million).[7]

In 2010, a study calculated that 90% of Italian families own a moka pot made by Bialetti.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Schnapp, Jeffrey T. "The Romance of Caffeine and Aluminum" Critical Inquiry, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2001. Retrieved on 2005-10-27. doi:10.1086/449039
  2. ^ a b "History: 1919 - The Origins of Bialetti". Bialetti Industrie S.p.A.. Retrieved on 2005-10-27
  3. ^ Grimes, William (20 February 2016). "Renato Bialetti, the Mr. Coffee of Italy, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Rondine si beve il caffè dell' 'omino' Bialetti". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 31 July 1993.
  5. ^ Mancini, Giovanna (18 January 2016). "Bialetti takes the road of foreign markets with Home&Coffee flagship stores". Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Francesco-Ranzoni-Presidente.pdf" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Relazione Finanziaria Annuale 2015" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  8. ^ "L'omino con i baffi della Bialetti va all'estero l'azienda chiude lo stabilimento di Omegna". la Repubblica (in Italian). 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2021-03-26.

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