The founding of Zavor comes several months after Barriga’s previous company, Fagor America, went out of business. However, during that time, he kept the lines of communication open with several key retail customers who encouraged him to move forward with the new company.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to re-establish ourselves,” said Barriga.
Zavor’s management team includes former members of Fagor America: Sara de la Hera, vp/sales and marketing and Trisia Barriga, communications manager.
Company officials said Zavor products will also be sold in the independent housewares retail channel as well.
In December 2017, Fagor’s LUX LCD multi-cooker was named tops by Cook’s Illustrated. The good was a best-seller for retailers in the independent channel.