History

Yesterday

SEBO: SEMIGEWERBLICHE BODENPFLEGEGERATE translated means; "Semi-Commercial Floor Care", but more commonly it is recognised internationally as meaning "Quality".

SEBO created the first ‘modern’ commercial upright vacuum cleaner in 1978. Indeed, they could be regarded as the template upon which most uprights are now based. SEBO introduced many features which are now common on vacuum cleaners, e.g. the integrated hose, direct-drive toothed belts and electrostatic micro filters. Light in weight, but durable and reliable, they rapidly became the world’s bestselling machines, a position SEBO still holds today.

SEBO (UK) Ltd was formed in 1981 and has successfully grown to become a major player in the UK vacuum cleaner market. In 1991 SEBO started in the retail market with the SEBO automatic X1 upright. This machine introduced sensor-controlled brush height adjustment for optimum cleaning performance which remains unique to SEBO.


Today

SEBO is still the world's largest manufacturer of commercial upright vacuum cleaners and boasts a presence in over 20 countries. SEBO is still a family business with real care for the design and manufacture of the products it makes. SEBO has become an established brand name in the retail market, winning many accolades from consumer magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Ideal Homes and many others for the quality, performance and reliability of its vacuum cleaners. All SEBO vacuum cleaners are of anti-allergy design, indeed a SEBO machine was the first vacuum cleaner to be endorsed by the British Allergy Foundation for its overall anti-allergy design as opposed to just its filtration.

SEBO vacuum cleaners are all still made in Germany and the commitment to quality is as firm as ever.

SEBO: SEMIGEWERBLICHE BODENPFLEGEGERATE translated means; "Semi-Commercial Floor Care", but more commonly, it is internationally recognized as meaning "Quality". 

SEBO created the first ‘modern’ upright vacuum cleaner in 1978. They are regarded as the template upon which most uprights are now based. SEBO introduced many features which are now common on vacuum cleaners like the integrated hose, direct-drive toothed belts and electrostatic micro filters. Light in weight, durable and reliable, they rapidly became the world’s bestselling professional uprights. A position which SEBO still holds today.

 SEBO (UK) Ltd was formed in 1981 and has successfully grown to be a significant player in the UK vacuum cleaner market. In 1991, SEBO started in the retail market with the SEBO AUTOMATIC X1 upright. This machine introduced a sensor-controlled brush height adjustment for optimum cleaning performance, which remains a technology unique to SEBO. Today, SEBO offers a comprehensive range of machines, in cylinder and upright format, for every vacuuming need. 

SEBO is a family business with real care for the design and manufacture of its products, winning many accolades from consumer magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Ideal Homes, and many others for quality and performance. Customer satisfaction is paramount, this is reflected in a consistent Feefo Service Rating of 4.9/5. Based on over 2000 verified reviews, we have proudly achieved the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award in 2024

All SEBO vacuum cleaners are of anti-allergy design, indeed a SEBO machine was the first vacuum cleaner to be endorsed by the British Allergy Foundation for its overall anti-allergy design as opposed to just its filtration. 

SEBO vacuum cleaners are built to give outstanding performance, durability, and reliability. Sustainability is at the heart of SEBO’s product design strategy. In a world where vacuum cleaners have become disposable, SEBO stands out for its long-lasting quality. 

SEBO Vacuums are manufactured in Germany, using locally sourced materials and components, which ensures a smaller carbon footprint than products imported from the Far East. Every SEBO vacuum cleaner is built to last. 

SEBO products are designed to be repairable, recyclable, and durable. However, over years of use, parts can wear out. We are proud to be able to offer replacement parts, even for models we no longer produce. Rather than being thrown away, an old SEBO can continue working. Eventually, when it does come to the end of its life, each component is marked with the product composition for recycling. 

As a family business, we are proud to be supporting the Pink Ribbon Foundation with our collection of Pink Ribbon vacuum cleaners. This is a cause very close to our hearts. We believe that charity begins at home, and for each machine sold, SEBO UK will donate to the Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for those affected by breast cancer.