Jim Anderson, who was instrumental in introducing Cimbali’s best selling Dolce Vita Series bean to cup coffee machines to the UK market, has retired after 25 years with the company.
Jim joined Breakmain Ltd in 1988 and at the time the company’s main product range was refrigeration based. Following demand, Breakman was soon selling Cimbali equipment and Jim developed the service, support and training infrastructure for the Dolce Vita Series to support the UK launch. The super automatic Dolce Vita range was the most advanced coffee machine of its time and with Jim’s help it became the bench mark for all super automatic machines in the UK.
Breakmain soon became Cimbali’s most important distributor outside Italy. In 2004 Cimbali purchased Breakmain Ltd and three years later opened a third office in Coventry. Jim continued to give a significant contribution within the new organisation as he ran the Scottish office, provided training and technical support for all the UK engineers and was responsible for Health and Safety.
To celebrate Jim’s contribution to Cimbali’s UK success, Mr Maurizio Cimbali (grandson of the founder) invited Jim and his wife, Lynda, to visit the company’s head office and enjoy a long weekend in Milan. The celebrations included a guided tour of the MUMAC coffee machine museum, a visit around the factory to meet colleagues and a presentation of a medal by Mr Cimbali with colleagues who have worked with Jim for over 25 years.
The Cimbali UK office also marked the occasion and Carl Bjorkstrand, managing director, presented Jim with various gifts in recognition of his commitment to the company including an iPad. “There is no doubt that Jim has made an invaluable contribution to the success of the UK operation. He has amassed an incredible wealth of knowledge and technical know how over the years and that is not easy to replicate and will be missed. We wish Jim a very long and happy retirement,” said Carl.
For further information on Cimbali’s compete range of professional coffee equipment please call: 0208 2387 100 or visit www.cimbaliuk.com
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