Franke Group – Marco Zancolò becomes the new Head of Franke Coffee Systems

Sept. 24, 2019

The Franke Group appoints Marco Zancolò as the new Head of the Franke Coffee Systems division and at the same time as a member of the Group Management.

From October 2019, Marco Zancolò will take over as the Head of the Franke Coffee Systems division and will at the same time be appointed a member of the Group Management. He succeeds Thomas P. Meier, who left the company of his own accord in March this year.

Marco Zancolò previously worked for Nespresso, where he started out as the B2B Commercial Director in Germany 16 years ago and strongly expanded the B2B business. He then took on various key positions in management at Nespresso, including at Headquarters, where he successful managed key strategic sales projects. Most recently, he was responsible as Head of Zone Europe, which is the market region with the highest turnover. Before that, the 53-year old Italian was a project manager at Boston Consulting Group and a member of the Board of Management at Feria Internationale Reisen GmbH. Marco Zancolò has a degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and an MBA from the IMD Business School in Lausanne in Switzerland.

"I am delighted that we have been able to fill this important position so perfectly," explains Patrik Wohlhauser, CEO of the Franke Group, "Marco Zancolò is a manager with international experience and boasts excellent leadership and organizational skills. He has in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in sales and marketing in the coffee industry, particularly in the B2B business. He will focus in particular on the further development of our digital efforts and achieving growth targets in the North American and Asian markets."

"I would like to thank Thomas P. Meier for his huge commitment and valuable contribution to the further development of Franke Coffee Systems in recent years."

About Franke Coffee Systems

Franke Coffee Systems, a division of the Franke Group, is a world-leading solution provider of fully automatic coffee machines for professional coffee making. Our passion for the best coffee quality motivates us to elevate the customer experience through state-of-the-art innovations. Learn more at

About Franke

Franke is part of the Artemis Group and is a global leader of solutions and equipment for home kitchens, private bathrooms, semi-public/public washrooms, professional system catering and coffee preparation. The Franke Group employs around 9000 people in 40 countries worldwide and has generated sales of some CHF 2.1 billion. Learn more at


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Franke Coffee Systems

Feb. 29, 2016
Franke Coffee Systems, more than 100 years old, is based in Aarburg, Switzerland. It manufacturers coffee brewing equipment for businesses and homes.