Kewaskum, Wisconsin-based Regal Ware has acquired ESPRO®, the manufacturer of premium coffee and tea presses and accessories located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
ESPRO will become a division of Regal Ware and continue to operate in Vancouver under the ESPRO brand name. The company’s founders, Bruce Constantine and Chris McLean, will continue with the ESPRO business, with Constantine leading as president and McLean serving as senior product development engineer.
“ESPRO remains committed to elevating the coffee and tea experience with advanced technology and premium quality,” said Constantine. “Joining the Regal Ware family will allow us to move our technology agenda forward a lot faster.”
According to Regal Ware, the philosophy of both companies is built on innovation and quality in the food and beverage industries. The acquisition of ESPRO provides Regal Ware with a premium brand in the beverage category, while providing ESPRO with additional working capital for a domestic and international growth strategy.
“We are pleased to add the ESPRO line of premium coffee and tea presses and accessories to our portfolio of brands, enhancing our line of innovative kitchen products,” said Jeff Reigle, president and CEO of Regal Ware. “The addition of the ESPRO product line will build upon our passion to strengthen families globally creating memorable experiences and traditions around the table. Our cookware is crafted to provide superior results in the kitchen and make cooking more enjoyable; ESPRO will complement this by bringing the best cup of coffee and tea to every table.”
Cookware by Regal Ware is sold under a variety of brand names through direct-to-the consumer channels, including Saladmaster®, Kitchen Fair®, Lifetime®, Classica®, and Royal Queen®. In addition to American Kitchen® Cookware, Regal Ware recently unveiled its latest brand, 1919 Cookware™, which will be available online and in select retail locations in late June.