DES PLAINES, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cozzini Bros., Inc., the leading cutlery sharpening and exchange services company in the United States, today announced a strategic partnership with Ambrosi Cutlery, Ltd, the leading cutlery and sharpening services company in the greater New York City metropolitan market. The joint company will operate under the Cozzini Bros. name.
Ambrosi Cutlery, Ltd., based in North Salem, NY, was started in 1930 by Giacomo Ambrosi in New York City. The company has been providing exceptional cutlery sharpening services to local businesses for four generations. Ambrosi is owned and operated by its third-generation President, Robert Ambrosi, and his sons, Jason and Mark. Robert will join Cozzini as Northeast Regional General Manager; Jason will serve as an Area Manager; and Mark will serve as Operations Manager to continue providing exceptional service to both Cozzini and Ambrosi customers throughout the Northeast.
“Joining forces with Ambrosi Cutlery in the Northeast is a transformational event in the cutlery services industry and a significant milestone for Cozzini,” said Ed Finnegan, CEO of Cozzini Bros. “Cozzini Bros. has been actively exploring partnership opportunities in the highly fragmented cutlery services market in the Northeast for the last several years. During this period, we identified Ambrosi Cutlery as a market leader given its strong record for growth and excellent customer service. Our strategic partnership with Ambrosi Cutlery significantly expands Cozzini’s service capabilities in the most densely populated restaurant market in the United States and serves as an excellent entry point from which to execute a robust growth strategy driven by additional strategic partnerships, acquisitions and enhanced selling efforts. Cozzini Bros. will benefit tremendously from Robert Ambrosi’s expertise and leadership, and we are honored to partner with him and his team.”
“Ambrosi Cutlery is thrilled to partner with Cozzini Bros.,” noted Robert Ambrosi, President of Ambrosi Cutlery. “The combination of Ambrosi’s old world quality and work ethic and Cozzini’s new world technology and leadership integrity create a powerful new platform for the future of the knife service industry. I am excited to be part of the largest, most sophisticated sharpening company in the U.S. while keeping our offices and employees close in the Hudson Valley. My ancestors would be proud to see the progression of the Ambrosi Cutlery business from its humble origins.”
Ambrosi Cutlery brings Cozzini long-term customer relationships, market leadership, and operational expertise in the Northeast, positioning the combined companies well in an area traditionally underserved by Cozzini. Ambrosi will maintain its existing operations and employees in North Salem, NY.
About Cozzini Bros.
Cozzini Bros, Inc. is the largest commercial knife sharpening company in the country, serving independent restaurants, restaurant chains, grocery stores and other foodservice institutions across the country. The company provides knife exchange, various ancillary services and kitchen supplies to over 45,000 customers nationwide. Established in 1905, Cozzini Bros. is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.