A multiobjective sequential optimization method (MSOM) is presented to deal with practical design problems of industrial electromagnetic devices. MSOM consists of a sequential optimization strategy of multiobjective optimization model and a modified central composite design (CCD) sampling method. To improve the optimization efficiency, Kriging model is employed to construct the approximate multiobjective optimization models. Then a modified CCD sampling method is presented to update the sample sets with the obtained Pareto optimal points and Kriging models. Thereafter, by investigating a test function and a three-dimensional permanent magnet transverse flux machine, it can be found that the proposed method is efficient, and the computation cost of finite element analysis can be saved remarkably.