Italian manufacturer of professional espresso coffee machines.\
Carlo Ernesto Valente founded VBM on 12 January, at the historic site in Via Mauro Macchi, Milan. This was when our technicians and mechanics started making espresso coffee machines fitted with the VBM 1961 dispensing unit, an evolution of the VBM 1961 but with enhanced thermal stability.
Towards the end of the 70s, VBM started making machines for home use, creating the first domestic espresso machine in history: Domobar.
In 1985 the company was joined by a new shareholder, Pietro Osnato, who brought with him a more pragmatic, growth-oriented market strategy. VBM grew from a machine workshop into a fully-fledged commercial enterprise. The result was Dosatronic, the first electronic version of the Replica, and the relaunch of the Domobar Super.
VBM continued to grow, and expanded abroad: its network of distributors reached northern Europe, Spain and Portugal. The company sharpened its focus on design, responding to a market that wanted their machines to match their interior design.
This led to a revamp of the historic Replica and Domobar models. Cube, R-Evolution and Lollo were the other models launched in this period. Lollo is still in our product range today, guaranteeing high quality technology at affordable prices for businesses operating with smaller coffee volumes.
VBM celebrated its 40th anniversary with a new objective: producing technologically advanced machines able to offer high performance for the barista. This saw the launch of the Tecnique line, with a new extractio technology: the TS System with two independent circuits giving the machine total thermal stability and clean water at all times.