Chinese coffee grinder manufacturer HeyCafé is joining Hemro Group AG as a full subsidiary in 2019, according to both companies.
Hemro Group is the parent company of leading global commercial coffee grinding brands including Mahlkonig, Ditting and Anfim, and the acquisition of China-based HeyCafé serves to further expand Hemro’s reach in the Asia market.
The two organizations have been collaborating through a strategic partnership since 2016, with HeyCafé grinders being incorporated into Hemro Group’s portfolio of products.
Israeli engineer and entrepreneur Ilan Maimon founded the HeyCafé brand in 2006, and has been working closely with the organization on product development and distribution, particularly in Asia, according to an announcement from HeyCafé. With the acquisition completed in 2019, Maimon will assume the new title of managing director of innovation and technology within the Hemro Group.
HeyCafé’s current product portfolio includes 11 grinders designed for espresso, plus three large-volume shop grinders, all tailored for commercial applications.