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Gaggia
Gaggia
is an Italian company that makes coffee machines, especially espresso and cappuccino machines, in addition to small kitchen appliances. The company is owned by Saeco
Saeco
International Group, a division of Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips.

Contents

1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The founder, Achille Gaggia, applied for a patent (patent number 365726) for the first modern steamless coffee machine on September 5, 1938, to be used commercially in his coffee bar. The machine forced water to flow over the coffee grounds at a high pressure, producing the 'crema' that is unique to espresso. The Gaggia
Gaggia
company was founded in 1947 and formally incorporated in 1948. It first produced machines for commercial use, but shortly thereafter released the Gilda, its first home machine.[1] The company continues to produce espresso machines (as well as accessories) from classic manual machines to the innovative semi-automatic and super-automatic models recently added to the line.[2] As of 2010, all Gaggia
Gaggia
espresso and coffee machines are still manufactured in Milan
Milan
at the Robecco sul Naviglio
Robecco sul Naviglio
factory. The 2015 Gaggia
Gaggia
Classic is built in Romania
Romania
instead. The Gaggia
Gaggia
S.p. A company was purchased in 1999 by fellow Italian competitor Saeco
Saeco
International Group, which in turn was purchased by Dutch manufacturer Philips
Philips
in 2009.[3] Gaggia
Gaggia
still operates a separate line but now is using Saeco
Saeco
designs in some of its domestic espresso machines. Before the takeover by Philips
Philips
most domestic espresso machines from Gaggia
Gaggia
had aluminium boilers. Now they have stainless steel boilers. See also[edit]

Italy
Italy
portal Companies portal

List of Italian companies

References[edit]

^ "1948 Gaggia
Gaggia
Gilda Design Study". Retrieved 2 November 2014.  ^ "The Gaggia
Gaggia
espresso machine". Top Espresso
Espresso
Gear. Retrieved 16 July 2017.  ^ Leake, Christopher (12 Sep 2009). "Does this mean we'll have to use instant? Elite Gaggia
Gaggia
coffee machines left useless as supplier goes bust". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Divisions and subsidiaries

Current

Philips
Philips
Consumer Lifestyle

Gaggia Saeco

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Philips
Healthcare

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AVENT Respironics Shenzhen Goldway Industrial

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Philips
Lighting

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Philips
Lumileds Lighting Company

Corporate Technologies

Former and defunct

Liquavista Magnavox NXP Semiconductors Philips
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Analytical Philips
Philips
Natuurkundig Laboratorium PolyGram

Fontana Records Mercury Records Philips
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Classics Records Philips
Philips
Records PolyGram
PolyGram
Filmed Entertainment Vertigo Records

Joint ventures and shareholdings

Current

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NXP Semiconductors
(19.9%) Philips-Neusoft Medical Systems (51%) TCL Corporation
TCL Corporation
(6.3%)

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TCL Multimedia
(52.10%) Palm, Inc. Tonly Electronics

Former and defunct

ASML Holding Broadcast Television Systems Inc. Grundig LG. Philips
Philips
Displays LG Philips
Philips
LCD Marantz Navteq NEC Philips
Philips
Unified Systems Philips
Philips
Consumer Communications TP Vision TSMC SSMC Lumileds

Brands, products and standards

Current

Ambilight Hue Norelco Philips
Philips
Cinema 21:9 TV Philips
Philips
Entertaible Philips
Philips
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Philips
Intimate Massagers Senseo ShoqBox Sonicare Streamium Trimension Video Content Protection System

Defunct

Philips
Philips
CD-i Philips
Philips
Nino Philips
Philips
Velo Philips
Philips
Videopac Philips
Philips
VideoWriter Philips
Philips
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People

Cor Boonstra President and Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten Co-founders Anton Philips
Philips
and Gerard Philips Frits Philips

Places

Evoluon High Tech Campus Eindhoven Philips
Philips
Arena Philips
Philips
Stadion

Other

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Philips
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