Saeco was a small enterprise started in 1981 in Italy, in Gaggio Montano, near Bologna.
In 1985, it was the first company in the world to develop the “bean-to-cup”, a completely automatic and innovative Italian espresso brewing system, from the coffee bean to the cup.
Since then, Saeco has been developing coffee machines that can satisfy the tastes of people with different lifestyles, in and out of the home, in the consumer and professional channels.
The purchase of the Gaggia brand in 1999 strengthened its purpose of providing Italian excellence in the coffee sector.
Since 2009, with the arrival of Philips, Saeco has become a global player able to cover the entire offer of coffee machines. The synergies between Philips and Saeco boosted the development of technologies and new patents.
Those years saw the definition of the “Vending & Professional” Division of the company as an autonomous production unit focused on the out-of-home sector, able to provide top solutions for the Office, the Ho.Re.Ca. and the vending markets.
In 2017 the Saeco Professional Division becomes part of the N&W Global Vending Group, the world vending leader, which at the end of the same year rebrands as EVOCA Group.
This shall allow the company to become even more prominent in the professional coffee machines world business, with the Saeco and Gaggia brands, recognized icons of the Made in Italy in terms of technology, quality and style.