Ditting Maschinen was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1928 as a manufacturer of automobile bodies and switched to manufacturing commercial coffee grinders in 1954. Ditting was the family name of the founder of the company.
For over half a century, Ditting has manufactured Swiss precision coffee grinders and has grown with the industry's changing needs while simultaneously setting standards in the coffee grinding industry. The heart of the Ditting grinder is the material and design of the grinding disc developed by Ditting engineers and individually milled to perfection. The advantage of the grinding disc design is the fact that the coffee beans are cut down in size through multiple steps, resulting in uniform particle size according to the fineness selected. Most importantly, during the grinding, the coffee beans are not overheated; therefore, the roast condition of the beans is not affected.
Albert Bezjian started representing Ditting Maschinen of Switzerland back in 1968 while he was working as a mechanical engineer for an Aerospace manufacturing company in California. Our oldest partners may remember the company he founded, Bezjian Imports.
Over the last 50+ years, Albert has been working closely with Ditting management and the technical team in Switzerland to keep Ditting grinders in tune with the needs of coffee professionals. Ditting engineers and Albert's own engineering background have helped Ditting reach where it is today, setting grinding standards and leading the industry.
In the early 1990's, to use Albert's technical background and to establish a stronger support base in North America, the Swiss company made Bezjian Imports their distribution and tech support center for the U.S., and Bezjian Imports became Ditting USA.
In 2006, Ditting USA, Inc. relocated its U.S. office to Michigan where Nancy and Will Wideman now oversee all the day-to-day operations and continue the same superior customer service that our partners have come to expect from us. We are proud of the level of commitment we extend to all our partners and enjoy the long-lasting relationships we have built together.
Albert is still a big part of Ditting USA, and the combined expertise of Albert, Nancy and Will is over 99 years of hands-on experience. We are here to help make owning and operating a Ditting grinder stress-free to help you enjoy your business with equipment and a support team you can count on!