(AGI) Rome, Oct. 19 - Italian kitchenware maker SambonetPaderno Industrie is expanding in France. The group announcedit had acquired silver manufacturer Ercuis and porcelainspecialist Limonges Raynaud. Sambonet, which had a totalturnover of around 160 million euros last year, also bought theproduction sites of Ercuis in Oise, in the north of France. Theacquisitions aim to extend the group's global leadership in thesector and to consolidate its position on foreign markets. "Ourgoal is to become a world reference in the supply of tablewareand kitchen accessories," said President of Sambonet, PierluigiCoppo. (AGI). .