100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

In 1919, engineer Mario Levi designed his first coffee machine, the Idrotermica, in Torino. In 1928, he created the UNIC brand and set up a manufacturing plant in Nice.

UNIC has been a family-run SME during 100 years that designs and manufactures espresso machines renowned for their reliability and their state-of-the-art technology. In 2019, UNIC joined Electrolux Professional group to offering quality, experience and comprehensive technology in coffee equipment within the hospitality sector.

UNIC has been a family-run SME during 100 years that designs and manufactures espresso machines renowned for their reliability and their state-of-the-art technology. In 2019, UNIC joined Electrolux Professional group to offering quality, experience and comprehensive technology in coffee equipment within the hospitality sector.

A PROUD HERITAGE IN THE ESPRESSO INDUSTRY

Driven by an ongoing passion for excellence in espresso over the past 100 years, coffee brewing has always been at the heart of our efforts in developing UNIC espresso machines.

By pursuing this goal and innovating day after day, UNIC has achieved exceptional know-how in manufacturing traditional and super automatic espresso machines that combine reliability and durability – delivering a perfect cup time after time.

1919

The IDROTERMICA patented by Mario Levi in Torino, Italy. Also called EXPRESS-AUTOMATIC, as the IDROTERMICA automatically roasted green coffee beans, grinded and brewed coffee: in a way this is UNIC's first super automatic.

1928

Mario Levi establishes the UNIC brand and factory in Nice, France.

1935

PERCO-EXPRESS belongs to the category of machine with vertical boiler, also called "Column machine".

1948

First UNIC's horizontal boiler machine with its "Hotel service" group at the center of the machine.

1954

The STELLA machine is UNIC's first manual piston espresso machine.

1960

The RECORD model is UNIC's first hydraulic espresso machine.

1962

The EUROMATIC machine is UNIC's first hydraulic espresso machine with automatic dosage.

1968

The CONTACT CT opens the era of UNIC's Super automatic espresso machine.

1984

With the ED model, UNIC launches its first hydraulic piston espresso machine with digital command.

1984

The ID model becomes the first injection machine with volumetric command designed and manufactured by UNIC: this is the start of a new generation of espresso machines that will gradually replace the hydraulic system.

1986

The super automatic range progress with new electronic commands, UNIC launches the CONTACT PRO model.

1988

DOSAMAT® is a major technology patented by UNIC, also known as "Porta-filter self-recognition".

1994

Founding member of E.S.E Pod Consortium, UNIC patents the PONY ESPESSO rotating porta-filter that ejects the used coffee pod.

1998

New exclusive patented technology DCA (Dual Chamber Adaptor): the professional solution for coffee pods E.S.E. use.

2000

Launch of the emblematic TANGO® DUO super automatic espresso machine with 2 boilers and its patented TANGO® double piston group for unrivaled performance.

2009

UNIC takes position on the multi-boilers espresso machines market with the STELLA DI CAFFÈ featuring the pioneering Thermalink Network technology to take an active role in the specialty coffee segment.

2010

UNIC takes position on the multi-boilers espresso machines market with the STELLA DI CAFFÈ featuring the pioneering Thermalink Network technology to take an active role in the specialty coffee segment.

2016

The TANGO® line goes touchscreen with advanced electronics to easily create coffee drinks with fresh milk textured foam.

2019

UNIC becomes part of ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL group.

2019

Celebrating its 100 years anniversary, UNIC launches its flagship multi-boilers machine STELLA EPIC fully customizable and offering to the barista community an advanced technology to set and record various coffee extraction profiles.