The move comes ahead of various product launches in 2007 and could bring an end to a four-year relationship with Northants-based Pink & Black Marketing PR.
An appointment is expected by mid-February, with the winning agency reporting to DeLonghi UK marketing director Giovanni Toffano.
DeLonghi’s relationship with Pink & Black began when former DeLonghi staffer Sarah Burgess formed the agency. She confirmed that Pink & Black would be repitching.
Last year DeLonghi – which makes everything from kitchen appliances to heating products – successfully acquired an 83 per cent stake in cooling-systems firm RC Group.