ABOUT

Saietta means ‘thunderbolt’ in the Italian Apennine dialect of our Co-Founder Lawrence Marrazzi. We chose that name for everything that it represents: Pure Power. We exist to shake up electric drivetrain technology: to turn preconceptions on their heads; to radically reinvent convention.

We believe that electric and drivetrain technology can no longer be considered a nice-to-have. It’s a must-have across the majority of industry sectors. For too long, the internal combustion engine has dominated consumer and industrial life, using up precious finite resources and spewing out harmful pollutants. Change is long overdue.

But change should not mean we go backwards. In our sophisticated, design-led society, compromise is simply not an option. At Saietta, we’re forging a new way: a new generation of high-efficiency, high power-to-weight, compact electric motors which are designed to propel a broad range of vehicles into a new era.

Through radical innovation and uncompromising design, we will advance electric motor and drivetrain technology exponentially and propel it into the mainstream.

GROUP

Saietta Group comprises three interdependent divisions: Saietta Engineering, Saietta Racing and Saietta Motorcycles. Each supporting, challenging and forcing forward the other, to reach maximum potential.

Saietta Engineering designs, develops and manufactures innovative electric motors, generators, controllers and complete drivetrains. Saietta Racing tests Saietta products in the most arduous race conditions and sells specialist race motorcycles, motors and controllers. Saietta Motorcycles commercialises our technologies across a range of powerful premium production road bikes.

By proving our motors both on road and on track, Saietta Engineering is able to adapt and apply the technology to other sectors, from commercial or industrial applications and lightweight road vehicles to high performance prestige cars, boats, planes and helicopters.

It’s a unique approach that is already paying dividends. Every incremental development, every lesson learned and every technology partnership helps us to refine, redefine and push the boundaries of electric motors and drivetrains.

VISION

For Saietta, accepting the status quo is simply not an option.

Our vision is to forge the future of how people move. Our mission is to deliver progressive, sustainable electric drivetrain technologies for any transportation category and supporting transportation infrastructure, by leveraging our existing skills and partnerships, or by developing new ones.

By identifying pivotal design challenges and finding new solutions to existing category problems, we develop and manufacture solutions that will benefit society in a lasting way. By questioning existing technologies and not just doing something because that’s the way it’s always been done, we can shed new light on old problems – and effect true change.

HISTORY

Officially formed in 2015, Saietta Group is the result of a long working partnership between two UK-based technology leaders, Agni Motors (est. 2002) and Agility Global (est. 2008).

Agni Motors made its name as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative high efficiency electric motors powering 80% of winning e-race bikes globally, setting electric powerboat world records and even powering the world’s first manned electric helicopter.

Agility Global received widespread acclaim for its single-minded focus to transform the premium electric motorcycle sector, with its 8-generation high-performance electric road bike branded Saietta R (0-60mph in three seconds, 127Nm peak torque) proving that electric is anything but a compromise.

After working together on the highly innovative Saietta R project, the two companies merged with the shared goal of radically transforming vehicle sectors with electric drivetrains that ultimately surpass internal combustion engines in power, performance and design.

TEAM

Boasting a unique set of cross-functional abilities, Saietta Motorcycles is led by ex aerospace engineer Lawrence Marazzi and electric motors entrepreneur Arvind Rabadia.

With senior management including award-winning electric motor inventor Cedric Lynch and automotive production expert Jurgen Hedrich, Saietta brings together deep expertise from a wide range of technology sectors in a team determined to break new ground.

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LOCATION

Saietta Group is based at Heyford Park in Oxfordshire, an ex-RAF base recently declared by English Heritage as possibly the best-preserved Cold War air base in the country. Spanning an area roughly five times the size of the City of London, several buildings across the site are listed and the entire former airbase is designated a conservation area.

Our R&D headquarters is a 15,000 sq ft complex with a unique blast-resistant structure – another Cold War legacy and one that we sincerely hope is now superfluous to requirements! We also own one of the very impressive 200+ hardened aircraft shelters dotted across Heyford Park: once a fighter bomber hangar, it now provides us with an extra 10,000sq ft of production and office space.

It’s a truly unique location with a fascinating cultural heritage and a very special atmosphere. Dorchester Group, who now own the site and much of the surrounding area, are committed to developing a sustainable long-term community at Heyford Park. They are investing heavily in new facilities, housing, commercial spaces and amenities with a keen eye on good design, careful material choices and respect for the environment, in line with their mission to create cleaner and greener places.

For us, Dorchester Group’s ethos is a perfect fit, dovetailing neatly with our own vision to deliver truly innovative sustainable transportation.