Saeco International Group S.p.A.
||Sergio Zappella and Arthur Schmed
- Saeco was also the name of a road bicycle racing team sponsored by the company.
Saeco International Group S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of espresso machines and other electrical goods, headquartered near Bologna.
The company was founded by Sergio Zappella and Arthur Schmed in 1981.
In 1985 they launched the first completely automatic espresso machine for domestic use and in 1999 they bought the historic brand of Gaggia.
In May 2009, the company board agreed to a purchase offer from Dutch manufacturer Philips, owner of the Senseo coffee system, subject to shareholder and bank approval.