Carimali has entered a joint venture with Australian grinder manufacturer Slingshot to become the European distributor of its products. “The two brands will continue to operate separately while leveraging on mutual strengths and competences,” Carimali says in a public release. “Carimali Group will directly operate Slingshot Europe while providing industrial support and product development to the Slingshot team.” The joint venture follows Carmiali’s recent acquisition of fellow Italian coffee machine manufacturer Elektra. Slingshot’s grinders feature a patented volumetric self-dosing chamber the company says reduces coffee wastage. The grinder began development in 2015, made its first trade show appearance in 2018 and was widely released in 2019. Global Coffee Report has launched a LinkedIn Showcase page. Follow HERE for up-to-date news and analysis of the global coffee industry.