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Jochen Fabritius succeeds Andrea Zocchi as Evoca Group CEO

Zocchi has stepped down as CEO following 21 years at the helm of the Italian coffee machine manufacturer, which operates eight brands across more than 140 countries

New Evoca Group CEO Jochen Fabritius | Photo credit: Evoca Group


Andrea Zocchi has stepped down as CEO of Evoca Group after 21 years, with manufacturing industry veteran Jochen Fabritius taking up the post. 

Zocchi, who has led the Italian coffee machine manufacturer since April 2002, will remain on Evoca Group’s Board of Directors. 

In a press release, Bergamo-based Evoca Group credited Zocchi with leading its ‘transformation into the global leader in the production of professional coffee machines’, highlighting a wave of acquisitions since 2017 as key to its development. 

Previously known as N&W Global Vending, Evoca rebranded in 2017 following the acquisitions of Saeco Vending and Ducale and the establishment of a joint venture with Canadian bean to cup coffee machine manufacturer Cafection. 

Zocchi has also been credited with ‘stabilising’ the company’s operations during the Covid-19 pandemic and successfully restructuring the group to create ‘a healthy platform for future growth’. 

Evoca currently manages eight brands across the horeca, office coffee service and vending industries, including Italian coffee machine manufacturer Gaggia Milano and vending machine provider Necta. 

New CEO Jochen Fabritius joins Evoca from German chemical construction company MBCC where he served as CEO from 2020 until its sale to Sika AG in 2023. He also previously served as CEO for German construction firm Xella Group between 2017-2020.  

Evoca operates 17 commercial branches across Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania and sells its products in more than 140 countries globally. The business achieved 15% revenue growth in 2022 to reach €415.6m ($444m). 

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