Hi Samurai and welcome,Originally Posted by Samurai link=1209112198/0#0 date=1209112198
ECM went dangerously close to belly up last year and there was very little product produced. Rocket Espresso, a NZ company which was producing the Giotto Classic for the NZ market (Rocket E-61) has purchased the rights to the Giotto premium as well as all the Giotto infrastructure in Milan- so we are now receiving the Rocket Espresso Giotto (an improved Giotto premium). I understand that Rocket was offered the Veneziano but did not purchase it.
Very sadly, ECM have no intention at present to resume production of the Veneziano and it has been a long time since ECM commercial machines were last seen in Australia.
I am glad that I resisted the temptation to sell my Veneziano S1 (1 of about 6 in the country) and upgrade to something else...Its a beautiful and functional piece of ECM workmanship!