(AGI) Rome, Oct. 19 - Italian luxury kitchenware group SambonetPaderno Industrie is expanding to France. The group announcedits purchase of silver company Ercuis and porcelain specialistLimonges Raynaud. Sambonet, which had a total turnover ofaround 160 million euros last year, has also bought theproduction sites of Ercuis in Oise, in northern France. Withthese acquisitions the group aims to strengthen its globalleadership in the sector and to consolidate its position onforeign markets. "Our goal is to become a world reference inthe supply of tableware and kitchen accessories," saidSambonet's president, Pierluigi Coppo. (AGI). .