I loose track of who owns who now. I thought Astoria owned rocket…but then Astoria are owned by Ryomi srl along with other brands. e.g. CMA Macap etc.
La Pavoni are owned by Smeg.
There are very few owner companies around now for prosumer kit.
Quickmill (Chinaglia), ACS (Cortese), ECM and Profitec (Michael Hauck), Bezzera. There are perhaps a few more, but it’s really worrying. My experience when large corporates get involved, innovation stops and consumer needs no longer reach the end design. This is because it has to get through corporate sales, marketing, accounting development etc.. etc.. and usually dies en route.