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Be in the know about Maestro

Maestro is a small artisan workshop of about 25 employees located in the idyllic town of La Motte de Galaure, just north of Provence, in Southern France.

Surrounded by the iconic vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone region, it is nestled in a small farming community with roots in grapes, sunflowers and lavender. Idle chitchat at the local café and boulangerie are by far the most common forms of communication in this serene setting where Blackberries are still a fruit.

Maestro was founded by employees from another local range company that were determined to open their own artisan workshop knowing they could make a superior product. Their efforts were successful and Maestro was now making their own suites, the way they knew it should be done.

Years later, Bonnet, a well-known French manufacturer of restaurant equipment based outside of Paris, recognized the solid customer base and loyal following that Maestro had developed and was determined to have Maestro become part of the Bonnet team. After much deliberation, Maestro by Bonnet was born.

Fast forward to 2008; Illinois Tool Works, an American company, recognizes the same qualities in Bonnet that Bonnet had seen in Maestro and acquires Bonnet into their fold of food service companies alongside several established American companies like Hobart and Vulcan. The new connection with Hobart’s vast American service and parts network allowed Maestro the opportunity to enter the North American market with total confidence.

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