This article showcases our top picks for the best Italy based Industrial Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Italy Industrial Engineering Startups
De Nora S.p.A.
De Nora is an Italian multinational leader in sustainable technologies, that offers energy saving products and water treatment solutions. Globally.
De Nora is the largest provider of insoluble electrodes for electrochemical processes (Chlorine & Caustic, Electronics & Surface Finishing, Pools Electro-chlorination, Cathodic protection, Energy storage & fuel cells) and is among the leaders in technologies and processes for filtration and disinfection of water (drinking water, industrial and municipal water treatment, ballast water & marine wastewater). The Company has grown internally through continuous innovation and externally with major acquisitions in USA, Japan, England and Italy.
It is present in 12 countries worldwide with 23 offices, 12 manufacturing facilities and R&D centers in Italy, USA and Japan. The Group currently owns 355 patent families with more than 2,700 territorial extensions..
blubrake is a leading company that develops and produces advanced mechatronic systems focused on braking and sensing applications for bicycles, in particular e-bikes. The company developed the only ABS (anti-lock braking system) for e-bikes that can be fully integrated inside the frame and that can drastically increase safety on every kind of e-bikes, from city to mountain, from trekking to cargo.
A light and invisible technology that can assure a safer and more enjoyable cycling experience.. .
Trevi Finanziaria Industriale S.p.A.
Trevi Finanziaria Industriale S.p.A. provides foundation engineering services worldwide.
It offers foundation engineering services for civil works and infrastructure projects; and construction of equipment for special foundations. The company also engages in the construction of drill rigs for the extraction of hydrocarbons and water exploration; and provides oil drilling services.
In addition, it manufactures and markets plant and equipment for foundation engineering; and drilling equipment for the extraction of hydrocarbons and water exploration.. .
EICAS Automazione is a small-size high-tech Italian engineering company located in Torino. The core of EICAS background concerns dynamic system modeling, simulation and control, signal theory and applied mathematics.
The main activity areas include space, automotive, and industrial automation. They deal with automatic digital control design, numerical data, signals and images elaboration with development of special digital sensors, development of software tools for automatic control design and rapid control prototyping, development of sophisticated techniques for safety, FDIR and dependability, vehicle control, spacecraft attitude determination and control, handling of flexible materials, discrete manufacturing automation..
IngeniArs is an Italian SME, spin-off company of the University of Pisa, born in 2014 from the long experience of his co-founders in the area of Electronics and Computer Science advanced research. The goal of IngeniArs is to industrialize and put on the market the considerable results achieved by the co-founders especially in the field of aerospace, telemedicine and automotive.
The main focus is the design, development, and commercialization of Electronics Systems, Informatics Systems, and innovative services. IngeniArs is able to cope with cutting-edge technologies in the continuous effort to guarantee high-quality products and services for the final customer.
As a spin-off company of the University of Pisa, IngeniArs is continuously encouraging and promoting the technology transfer from the valuable outcome of the advanced research to the market. The ambition of IngeniArs is to provide an answer to the ever-increasing demand for innovation in strategic areas such as aerospace, telemedicine and automotive.
This is accomplished by offering highly advanced hardware/software solutions. Thanks to the large experience of his team IngeniArs is able to manage the complete lifecycle of electronics, microelectronics, and embedded systems.
IngeniArs has a consolidated network of partners, suppliers, and customers and can offer a wide range of products and services being able to cope with innovative technologies and at the same time answer promptly to the customer requests. The name IngeniArs comes from the smart fusion of two Latin words, Ingenium and Ars, indicating then the very strong correlation between the creativity/art and Engineering skills.
The key to success for IngeniArs is indeed the capability of putting together these two skills to create outstanding products and services able to hit the market successfully.. .
NEAT is an independent design and development company, with extensive experience in creating exclusive HW and SW solutions for mission and safety critical and high-performance applications, offering highly specialized engineering services for customers who play a major role in avionics, aerospace, railway and industrial markets. NEAT’s background relies on HPCN.
All the key persons come from major Research Organization with an academic curriculum and a specific on HPC (HW, SW, and applications). NEAT exploits specific and certifiable design-flows, which respect the strictest criteria required by the safety regulations (CEI/IEC SIL – level 4 and DO178C/254 – level A) and the highest quality standards (ISO 9001:2008, IRIS, ISO 9100:2009).
Moreover NEAT has considerable know-how both in the standard development and certification process of railway applications (EN 50126/50128/50129/50159, IEC 61508). The products delivered by NEAT assure total reliability even in harsh environments and thus meet the required safety standards.
In addition, NEAT provides its own 2oo2 HW/SW platform, geminix2.0, together with a complete suite of Software Development Tools, enabling the implementation of safety-critical and/or high reliability embedded applications, certifiable with levels of safety integrity up to SIL 4. NEAT has solid, extensive experience in the HW/SW co-design, the development of real-time S/W applications and the use of programmable logical devices.
NEAT adopts the most advanced techniques for the simulation, design, development testing and qualification of its products (MDD, DfT, WSS and FIT). NEAT has, in addition, developed other tools for Defensive Programming, H/W, and S/W Integration Automatic Test, Finite State Machine Verification, Safety Critical Data Preparation..
IVM designs and develops monitoring systems based on systems of integrated sensors. It is focused on gaining a significant competitive advantage through the offering of innovative and high-tech products.
IVM embraces the skills and experiences of its members and over twenty years working experiences of the entire team. Such experiences are mostly gained while conducting numerous research projects (regional, national and European), performed in close collaboration with Universities, Research organizations and large companies.
The common denominator to all these activities, and which constitutes the most significant part of the experiences of IVM, can be synthesized in the ability to realize monitoring and diagnostic systems, focused on railway field, based on the innovative use of integrated sets of sensors. The company aims at a continuous evolution and improvement of the products by exploiting results of our Research and Innovation activities..
Elettronica GF offer solutions and technologies that follow the entire production process for electronic systems. The company offers services from electronic design through to prototyping, software development, realization of hardware, production certification, testing and packaging and user manual design and product after-sales care.
Elettronica GF can satisfy requests for both large quantities and small prototype orders. All this is done on the basis of customer needs and with the aim of always guaranteeing maximum satisfaction, keeping faith to the company’s Total Quality Management policy..
Varvel designs gearboxes and variators as well as in the production of a unique kit form, common to all gearbox series. Since 1955, the Varvel Group has been making gearboxes and variators for light industry applications.
A reliable international partner that offers customized solutions in accordance with a strict set of socially responsible guidelines. “Varvel innovation” links new synergies worldwide: a trend towards the future that enabled the company to become a fit partner capable of overcoming the challenges of globalized economy thanks to the quality expressed through its range of gearboxes and variators as well as in the relationship with all of its stakeholders..
Produtech Srl is an Italian company that specializes in metal sheet processing machines. Established in 1993 as a company oriented in designing and creating industrial automation systems, it cooperated with big industrial groups like Brembo S.p.A., ABB-SACE, and also with Milano-Orio al Serio airport.
Subsequently, thanks to the experience gained, it started producing metal sheet processing machines, like bending and punching lines. All Produtech lines are extremely flexible and easy to use, and reach great production performances.
In particular, all Produtech lines process COIL sheet by means of innovative systems, all of them protected by Produtech international patents. Produtech continuous effort in R&D led to ISEO fiber laser launch onto the market..
ElettroSystem specializes and offers services in assembly systems, testing automation, and industrial engineering to its customers. Elettrosystem’s history began in the eighties, founded by Tona brothers.
The company brand evokes its own electromechanical competence written in the DNA, the first milestone of a consolidated know-how. Following market needs, in 1990 the firm started producing first complete assembly systems..
FAST SpA provides efficient and reliable control and supervision systems for the various industrial sectors. Also, FAST SpA offers smart solutions designed to meet every need for remote control for gas networks.
Moreover, FAST SpA presents a catalog of solutions and products designed for innovative management of water networks. FAST has always used the most advanced technologies to design and implement solutions and products with high intellectual capability, able to perform specific tasks by integrating with communication networks, mobile devices, remote control and supervision systems..
Since 1987, Clevertech has been creating and exporting tangible solutions for industries. A special concentration has been given to the production of automation systems for packaging and can making sectors.
Over the years, Clevertech has focused its attention on the chemical, food & beverage, and can making industries. In particular, it has become a specialist in the production of palletizer/depalletizer for cases, bundles and bags especially intended for the chemical industry, palletizer/depalletizer for cans if we speak of the food & beverage industry and palletizers for empty cans and handling systems for ends lines studied for the can making industry.
Thanks to winning technologies, Clevertech has met the global market expectations. At present, the exportation shares have reached 85% of the total sales and its capillary presence goes beyond the European markets.
It is through the specific knowledge of the production sectors in which it works that Clevertech has accomplished the integration and development of technical and engineering competencies, serving the specific needs of its customers.. .
MBN Nanomaterialia offers new highly-technological raw materials, with singular characteristics, suitable to be transformed into goods/components through the traditional manufacturing industrial routes, favoring both quick product innovations and unique solutions. MBN offers innovative materials and technical solutions that are the direct outcome of scientific and technological research initiatives performed in collaboration with Universities, Research Institutes and Industries at national and European level.
MBN is author of many scientific articles and owns several patents. The company, through its President, chairs the European Nanotechnology Platform (Nanofuture)..
Else Nuclear Srl
Else Nuclear Srl supplies standard as well as highly customised products for a wide range of applications: environmental radiation monitoring systems, radiation protection instrumentation, waste management, nuclear power plant decommissioning, nuclear medicine, industry and physics research. The R&D department actively cooperates with universities, international organisations and research laboratories for studying open issues in radiation detection and for developing innovative solutions in order to expand its range of products.
The company products are installed and operating in more than 20 countries worldwide. Its typical customers are: public and private research laboratories, particle accelerator facilities, universities, environmental agencies, nuclear power plants..
Etatron has expertise in Chemical Dosing Metering Pumps, Controllers and Chemical Dosing Systems. Chemical Dosing in water treatment plays an important part in the process, Etatron has developed many chemical dosing and metering systems, this includes disinfection, swimming pool water technology and ph correction systems.
Etatron’s extensive range of chemical dosing pumps, controllers, probes and accessories means we can provide solutions to meet our customer’s needs. Etatron’s range of pumps, controllers, chemical holding tanks, agitators, mixers and accessories backed up by the leading chemical dosing engineers who have the necessary expertise can provide the solution for you.
Etatron D.S. was formed in 1979 and quickly became the leader for Chemical Dosing Pumps and Equipment in Italy..
Dolphin Fluidics is a leading-edge startup, developing, producing and selling intelligent and precision fluidics devices based on smart materials actuators and control and communication electronics integration. Dolphin Fluidics acts as a flexible network company integrating new technologies based on an extensive scouting activity and partnership into the market.
The close relationship with F-Lab, our sister research and innovation company, allow us to constantly anticipating new trends and introducing emerging technology, bringing you state-of-the-art solutions.. .
Petroceramics is an industrial company that prototypes and manufactures ceramic and composite products for technical and industrial use. Their unique approach applies multiple methods of physicochemical analysis and state-of-the-art instrumentation to help clients understand a product’s structure, mechanical properties, chemistry, and the correlation between the material’s microstructural features and thermo-mechanical behavior.
Petroceramics also focuses on the design of innovative material architectures for ceramic matrix composites, mainly aiming to improve mechanical and thermal properties. It operates in a number of sectors, including friction materials for brake systems..
LF System Italia
The company LF System Italia, innovative Startup, was founded in 2016 by the young entrepreneur Luca Fallaolita. It mainly develops around a system designed in 2009, following the earthquake in the city of L’Aquila.
This patented device, called Quake Saver, guarantees a free and functional way out even in extreme situations. The purpose of LF System Italia is to spread the above system integrating it into new production doors or adapting it to existing fixtures in order to increase the safety of public and private buildings..
Alpha Progetti SRL
Alpha Progett SRL is a dynamic company that operates in the fields of instrumental mechanics with a high technological content and industrial automation. It was founded in 1994 by the Verzeletti brothers, who since the late ’70s have been designers at companies that manufacture machinery of primary importance.
Alpha Progetti today has a team of 30 proficient and dynamic professionals, with significant experience, who every day commit themselves to achieve and maintain technological leadership, guarantee excellent service and face new challenges. Since 2004, the focus of the activity has expanded from the design and development sector, traditional points of excellence, to the creation of virtual or really working prototypes and to the study of design..
Upgrading Services specializes technological plant and connected building for large public and private companies. Founded in 2005 by Ing.
In just a few years, Roberto De Falco has established itself as a leading company in the sector of plant design and connected construction, conquering with its professionalism large public and private customers throughout the country. Electrical, plumbing, conditioning and surveillance systems, electric networks (BT-MT) and telematics are carried out through a constant dialogue with the customer, to best fulfill his expectations.
Upgrading Services performs “turnkey” re-layout projects. The utmost attention to maintenance (ordinary, scheduled and extraordinary) and continuous assistance is the operational practice to maintain a lasting relationship with the client, based on trust and professionalism.
In Upgrading Services, the realization of more traditional works such as construction works and maintenance services, go hand in hand with the development of the internal R & D department which, in synergy with universities and international research bodies, has developed some basic research. , reaching the registration of some patents.
Upgrading Services SpA strongly believes in the need to combine technological progress and environmental sustainability: for this reason it has diversified investments, directing them also in the field of energy efficiency and in the search for solutions for the production of clean energy from renewable sources. With a staff of about a hundred people, including administrative employees, technicians and skilled workers we can combine the care for details almost craft of the small Italian company, with the efficiency and effectiveness of a typical market leader..
Sinnotech specializes in the design and development of mechatronic solutions with parallel kinematics. Sinnotech srl is a young company founded in the early months of 2008 within the business accelerator of the Lecco pole of the Politecnico di Milano thanks to the special award obtained in the 2007 Startcup PNI review.
To achieve its objectives, Sinnotech works closely with university research environments: the Departments of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering of the Milan Polytechnic which deal with the numerical synthesis of the mechanical models, the Department of Astrophysics of the state university with which the integrated electronic system, the ISTEC research center on piezoelectric materials, the Sant’Anna high school for the study of dynamics, etc. was developed..
G.T. Attuatori Srl
G.T. Attuatori Srl manufactures pneumatic actuators and accessories.
The company offers components for pneumatic automation, such as solenoid valves and linear pneumatic cylinders, as well as positioning signal boxes and mounting accessories. It offers its products in Germany, Spain, Great Britain, and the United States..
Comecer (Costruzioni Meccaniche Certificate ) is a world leader in protection technologies in nuclear medicine, in isolation technology and nuclear power plant equipment. Comecer produces screening systems and equipment for special applications, designed for large industrial groups and research organizations.
They work for hospitals, universities and pharmaceutical companies on tailored projects for the production of isolators for the treatment of toxic and hazardous substances. For nuclear power plants they make equipment for the processing, decommissioning and disposal of radioactive substances..
ViVAX is the most waterproof case in the world. It’s the only one certificated IP68.
ViVAX is designed for transporting sensitive objects into hostile environments. Born out of detailed R&D into the latest material technology, and designed and manufactured to provide the most complete level of protection possible.
Entirely made in Italy, it has a compact and light build capable of navigating the Amazon, scaling Mt. Everest, or even making the daily commute..
Atla S.r.l. is a pioneer in providing OEM replacement components for some of the most important producers of gas turbines.
Today we are considered one of the most important specialists, thanks to the thousands of parts we have manufactured or restored, for facilities of the major global energy producers. Our continuous efforts in product optimization and our team of professionals enables us to provide our customers with entire engineering solutions from installation to maintenance.
In our more than 35 years we have supplied more than 400,000 stripped, repaired and/or coated parts in Europe, CIS, Asia, Africa and the Middle East SINCE 1978 OUR MISSION HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SAME: PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY FOR EXCELLENT ENERGY Policy environmental and safety policy – Policy quality. .
Altran Italia provides value proposition to address the transformation and innovation needs of clients. The company also provides expertise in automotive, aeronautics, space, defense and naval, rail, infra and transport, energy, industrial and consumer, life sciences, communications, semiconductor and electronics, software and internet, finance, and public sector.
The company works with clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services for the future. Altran Italia was founded on 1982..
Teksid is an Italian industrial group and world leader in the ironworks industry. The company operates in two product lines: Teksid Iron produces iron casting parts for engines, suspensions and other components for the automotive and industrial vehicles sector.
Teksid Aluminum produces aluminum engine parts such as cylinder heads and cylinder blocks. The Teksid group was founded in 1978 by the FIAT Group with a view to merging Ferriere Piemontesi, Industrie Metallurgiche Torino and Ferriera di Buttigliera Alta.
With the subsequent 2014 merger of Fiat S.p.A. and the Chrysler Group into the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group, Teksid also became part of the FCA group, which is currently the seventh largest automotive manufacturer in the world and sector leader.
The company now has seven plants worldwide: four in Europe, one in South America, one in Central America and one in China. Among the features that confirm Teksid as a world leader are long standing experience in the sector, cutting-edge automation and constant updating of technologies with a view to raising quality standards.
All this is further enhanced by close collaboration with customers while developing products to meet their specific needs.. .
MITA Cooling Technologies
MITA Cooling Technologies designs, manufactures and sells: open and closed circuit cooling towers for civil and industrial water evaporative condensers adiabatic coolers and condensers gas coolers subcoolers complete cooling systems. IN 60 YEARS OF HISTORY, OVER 30,000 SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED THROUGHOUT EUROPE.
What distinguishes MITA Cooling Technologies is its methodical approach to each project. Personal solutions are provided for each customer, according to their actual needs.
A preliminary consultancy service that ends with the selection of the product, always focusing on energy saving and respect for the environment.. .
Sinthesi Engineering was founded in 1992 in Parabiago, 20 km from Milan, offering itself immediately as a flexible, dynamic and lively in the design and testing, with a particular focus on services Prototyping 3D Quick . Initially it develops its business in much of northern and central Italy, and is the ideal partner for those who want to give birth to ideas .
In 1994 Sinthesi Engineering, sensing that the products will become increasingly sophisticated, it introduces Pro-E stations known three-dimensional CAD program offering itself to a wider geographical area with an even more qualitative service. In 1996, one can see new spaces in a market evolving and increasingly demanding.
It takes life as rapid prototyping making so immediately tangible to customers, that until the day before it was virtual. You can see the new mission statement.
To get excited by creating an idea . In the two years to follow Sinthesi Engineering improves the efficiency of the service offered taking care of style and industrial design , opening in 2003 the possibility to interface to the outside world through the introduction of two Catia V5 stations..
Vetro Marche S.n.c.
Vetro Marche S.n.c. is an Italian company that operates in the glass processing sector.
Currently, is able to meet the needs of a varied clientele including furniture and construction. It has always invested in technological innovation, frequently renewing its fleet of machines, in order to be at the forefront in responding to the demanding market demands.
The main production lines include cutting, shaping, layering, tempering, glass chamber assembly and various types of decorations. Worthy of note is certainly the new digital printer with temperable inks that, finally penetrating into the glass, make the images made permanent; this makes it possible to apply glass in all sectors..
Barlotti is an industrial distribution business specialised in mechanical power transmission and focussed on the food and packaging sectors. The company has an established regional position in chains, sprockets, conveyor rollers and belts as well as in precision plastic products.
The company uses 10 CNCs to customise a range of plastic material to the customer’s design.. .
Sintea Plustek’s purpose is to improve one’s quality of life and longevity through an offer of innovative systems that aim to resolve pathologies or symptomatologies. Our devices were developed so as to preserve the patient’s anatomy through minimally invasive surgical techniques, granting a fast recovery thanks to safe and long-lasting products.
Through its increasingly advanced products, Sintea Plustek is also focused on fulfilling the surgeons ‘ requirements by developing implants with ergonomic design and user-friendly instruments. Moreover, it is important to Sintea Plustek to support the supply of innovative systems with additional services, such as technical assistance, education, and a relationship which goes beyond the simple sales partnership between company and practitioner..
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