Established in 1977 in Germany, SEBO produced the first commercial upright vacuum cleaners in 1978. Due to their user friendly design and superior reliability, they rapidly became the world’s best selling machines. Many features which are now common on vacuum cleaners were first introduced by SEBO, e.g. the integrated hose on uprights and electrostatic micro filters. 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 computer controlled brush height adjustment for optimum cleaning performance which remains unique to SEBO.