Domori inaugurates 2017 with new governance and looks to foreign markets

Riccardo Illy, President of Gruppo Illy, assumed the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Domori and Gianluca Franzoni that of Honorary President.

After over twenty years of working with Domori, Gianluca Franzoni decided to reduce the time he dedicated to the company in part so he may alsopursue personal projects. As Honorary President, he will continue to contribute to research projects and in the selection of fine and extra fine cacao, and will represent the brand, even if not exclusively, in various markets.

Riccardo Illy and Jean Pierre Willemsen, CEO, will continue to lead Domori in a direction that focuses on the pursuit of high unique quality, achieved through close supervision of the supply chain that starts in the plantations.

2017 has begun with high energy,” says Jean-Pierre Willemsen. “We closed out the year at +14% vs 2016, +70% in foreign markets and +16% in Italy. In the upcoming days, we’ll be launching the first compact Bean to Bar chocolate machine that uses cacao nibs at Sigep in collaboration with Tecno3*. Small in size but with a big technological heart, this innovation will allow us to spread Domori’s constant search for using the best raw ingredients to chocolate makers around the world. It offers consumers the chance to personalize their chocolate in content and form.

*Tecno3 is a leader in machine manufacturing and in the confectionary industry

About Domori


Domori, the Italian Brand widely recognized for making some of the finest chocolate in the world, was founded in 1997 by Gianluca Franzoni and in 2006 has been included in the "illy Group" (Group Illy).
Domori, based in None (Turin), is considered a leading brand in the world of super-premium chocolate. 

Today, the original Domori model, based on a the shortest and most rigorous supply chain and recipes, is widely recognized and adopted by chocolate producers all over the world. 
In March 2019, Prestat, one of the UK's most loved chocolate brands, joined Gruppo Illy: thanks to this deal, Prestat can access Domori's single-origin couvertures, making it the only chocolatier with a Royal Warrant, and the only sizeable UK artisan chocolatier to have complete control of the chocolate-making process from tree to truffle or bean to bar. 

Today, both Domori and Prestat are part of the Gruppo illy sub-holding "Polo del Gusto" - chaired by Riccardo Illy - gathering all the extra-coffee activities. At present time, Andrea Macchione is Domori’s CEO and founder Gianluca Franzoni is President of Domori. In September 2019, Domori started a creative partnership with Annamaria Testa, who signed the Brand's new claim "Chocolate is a world".


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