This article showcases our top picks for the best Italy based Mechanical Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineering Startups
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.. Uptime customers have access to a digital space where information about their facilities is centralized in real time..
The company’s first product is Sixto, the sixth robotic finger, a wearable grasping technology that can enhance hand ability and support everyday live activities. As a wearable light manipulator with a single degree of freedom, Sixto can create a hybrid grasping between the body and the robotic finger.
This way, the device can perform different functionalities, as augmenting the grasping ability of the hand, adding an intelligent holding point on body, becoming a wearable tool by a personalization of the ending module of the finger, or extending the grip away from the hand in potentials dangerous environments.. Altran covers the entire project life-cycle, from the planning stages such as technological monitoring, technical feasibility studies, strategy planning, etc and to the final realization like design, implementation, testing, etc.
It supports them throughout the entire value chain of the life cycle of a project, from the idea to industrialization. The company adopts a proximity policy and positions its regional players at the heart of its customers’ challenges by deploying offers adapted to the local, national and international markets.
For over 35 years, the company has provided expertise in aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, finance, life sciences, railway, and telecommunications. The Aricent acquisition extends this leadership to semiconductors, digital experience, and design innovation.
Combined, Altran and Aricent generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with some 47,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Altran was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-seine, France..
Ropatec is one of the leaders in vertical-axis, small wind turbines; After more than 10 years of development and hundreds of turbines sold – such as at research institutes in Antarctica, Telecoms, large groups such as Tesco, B & Q, Audi, Mediamarkt, government institutions, United Nations and many other companies, etc.. – Ropatec is the only company in the world to offer, in addition to a wide KW range and potential applications, a product with unique features: silence, high efficiency, and almost no maintenance..
doctor on industrial waste materials valorisation for heat storage applications. He is at the origins of the EcoStock concept.
The technology is based on 10 years of research conducted at the PROMES laboratory, a research unit associated to CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and to the University of Perpignan. From 2008, the laboratory was studying the valuation of industrial wastes, and, thanks to 3 postgraduates from PROMES (specialized in heat storage, processes and materials) now part of its team, ETC discovered the possibility to create ceramics with great thermal properties.
ETC adapted this material on large scales in the aim to create new recovery heat method, EcoStock. Turnkey storage units, the EcoStock is an eco-efficient thermal storage solutions for high temperature thermal applications..
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..
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..
It’s also a unique visual experience: show cooking. Customers can see the robots prepare their order by executing elegantly developed movements..
CIMA 1915 SRL
CIMA focuses on the production and design of motor wheels and electric motors. It was founded in 1915 and was taken over by Giovanni Pomati at the end of the great war.
The social object was the construction of the ignition magnets of the trucks used during the conflict.. .
OilSafe offers hydraulic and lubrication systems services and solutions for the global management of fluids and plants.. H2P technology is based on an unique patented thermodynamic open cycle using ambient air as working fluid.
Thanks to a heat exchanger and an hot air machine, H2P engines convert thermal energy from the conventional engine’s exhaust gases into additional mechanical power. Fuel consumption and gases emissions drop by 8% to 10%.
H2P engines are designed to fit existing systems using combustion engines such as heavy-duty vehicles and power generators.. .
LUMI INDUSTRIES srl
Our project was born in 2013 with the creation of the first resin based compact DLP 3D printer called LUMIFOLD. The first testing crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo was a success.
Since then we have created 3 new 3Dprinters for both hobbyists and professionals, artisans and small enterprises and completed another 2 sucessfull crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo and Kickstarter, becoming one of the few Italian team having completed successfully 3 campaigns over 3. We are Italian official distributors of Fun To Do resins and we have our own line of consumables called LumiReact.
We invent, design and create devices related to the three-dimensional world trying to make their benefits available to a growing number of users. Our team has multiple expertise on several areas like mechanical, hardware, software, electronic allowing us to follow up 360° the creation of a new technological device.
Since 2016 we are also Open Innovation partner of a big multinational company in the medical sector for the development of new devices upon our ideas or on client’s request.. .
OPEM S.p.A. design and manufacture filling and sealing machines for capsules, such as are used for coffee, tea and other beverages.
OPEM has always been committed to ongoing research into innovative solutions for improving the performance and quality of the company’s packaging systems, winning a reputation for products with high efficiency, excellent reliability, easy maintenance and long lifespan. From customers’ feedback and industry trends, we have conceived of an innovative system to produce double compartment capsules, integrating the wet and dry filling operations into a single stage..
Ds4 is specialized in combining and integrating several High-tech systems, such as laser, artificial vision, non-conventional robotics, mathematics, neural networks and computerization of systems, mixed together to realize complex solutions. Ds4 is an Italian company entirely composed of highly skilled technicians that gathers all the modern technology engineering branches such as mechanical engineering, electronics, software, firmware, mathematics, artificial vision and A.I.
Uniqueness is the key element that makes us different from competitors; we are specialized in combining and integrating several High-tech systems, very different from each other.. .
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..
RTN is a supplier of vessels of any type and size with propellers, shafts, reverse-reduction gearboxes, rudders, tunnel thrusters etc. These vessels sails the seas with the complete satisfaction of their owners and shipyards.
In 2008 the experience gained, brought RTN to the ideation and realization of a new electric-hybrid propulsion system. The first design has been done with one of the biggest shipyard in the world and, very soon, a brand new trademark has been registered under the name “Auxilia Electric Propulsion” that identifies this technology all around the globe.
There are few patents that protect the intellectual property of the system. Besides the auxiliary electric propulsion (hybrid) there was a natural step into the diesel-electric propulsion (full electric) always taking care about the solutions that has to be technologically “a l’avant-garde”.
In 2013 a new partnership started together with the multi-national EMERSON Industrial Automation, permitted the acquisition of know-how and the capillary presence in every part of the world thanks to the service center EMERSON always available for the customers.. .
e-Novia is ”the Enterprises Factory”, where ideas are turned into products, researchears become entrepreneurs, and startups are shaped as solid enterprises. Since 2015, e-Novia promotes and grows companies in the areas of robotics, AI and mobility, by building upon intellectual properties that are created together with research institutes and international corporates.
The Factory, based in Milan, is made of 130 talents, 250 including Portfolio companies, and includes more than 30 entrepreneurial projects based on more than 50 patents.. .
MET is an Italian SME focused on translating the sanitizing action of ozone into innovative industrial applications for transportation, agro-food and, recently, greenhouse crops.. We create the factory of the future, where the prime focus is on people and nature.
The ultimate dream is to reach an environment where operators can work comfortably and safely, where their gestures are assisted, and their arduousness is reduced. In the long run, operational efficiency is improved because the factory favours the development of each workers’ expertise.
AIO also takes energy expenses very seriously by avoiding costly and wasteful production lines. Contributing to a sustainable society in the industrial field means developing lean and flexible lines, more efficient and more capable of contributing to a sustainable society.
We achieve this through Karakuri Kaizen, passive robots that are ready to be integrated into green and frugal layouts. Improving ergonomics and operation times becomes possible with mechanical tricks.
AIO designs frugal, turnkey devices for companies that opt to make more efficient, more human, more “health and safety” and more eco-friendly factories. Occupational exhaustion is a challenge that accentuates aging and pain through work and its consequences, including job fatigue and work-related illnesses.
Decent work puts people first, made possible through the creation of Numii, a real-time dataset for human working conditions. The Numii scale is a CES award-winning invention that creates digital factory twins, giving you valuable insight into what’s going on with production lines.
Zinco Global is a network of service companies devoted to the development of advanced services and R&D for the hot dip galvanizing industry.. Our skills are gathered around the client project to provide a global and personalized solution.
Our application engineers and design offices work closely together to design the solution that best suits your needs. Our customer service takes over for the maintenance of your equipment.
Non-Heat Adsorption Dryers, External Regeneration Adsorption Dryers, Refrigerant Dryers, Separators, Filters, Refrigerants, Water Washers, Membrane Scrubbers.. .
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.. .
CECOM is a company operating in the field of precision mechanics for ultra high vacuum (UHV), aviation and aerospace, nuclear and synchronous components. Born as a mechanical workshop in the mid-1960s, it shifted the focus of production towards research, hiring physicists and engineers, and contributing to the creation of experimental devices used in the most distinguished research centers such as CERN, from which it received recognition in occasion of the discovery of the Higgs boson.
The company has numerical control machining centers for 3, 4 and 5 axis turning and milling. It is equipped with 2 CMM for numerical control dimensional testing, a galvanic department with which Copper and Nickel are deposited at thickness (over one millimeter)..
Diesel Center is a company that operates worldwide in the pleasure boating sector specializing in the integration and sale of technological propulsion systems with application to motor yachts and mega yachts. The products sold are the result of careful planning aimed at researching technological solutions that guarantee the performance of the boats with attention to the environmental impact.
The company structure is divided into technical, commercial and administrative departments, with a section dedicated to service and warehouse, to ensure a punctual management of the different phases that precede and follow the distribution of the products marketed, being able to count also on offices located in Italy and abroad. Its mission is to provide the customer with a complete package for power supply and management systems, domotics and navigation electronics, from design to supply and assistance before and after sales, always looking for the best solutions because of the continuous research in technological innovation..
SAM YACHT is the product of over 20 years’ passion for sailing and was set up on the initiative of two brothers with many years of high precision carpentry and sailing experience behind them. The boatyard makes only ecological, innovative and surprisingly seaworthy boats equipped with intelligent solutions devised by sailors, and lets you develop your boat according to your own particular passions and requirements.
Its boats are built using the latest technology, such as composite materials, vacuum techniques and numerical control machines, yet we still exercise the precision and care involved in old-fashioned craftsmanship. Every detail is meticulously checked and external suppliers are carefully chosen from the most reputable and up-to-date in their sector.
SAM YACHT is unique in its field in producing and rebuilding boats with innovative designs and solutions. From the waterlines, which guarantee safety and enjoyment when afloat, to aesthetic touches, we create boats of timeless beauty with a modern twist..
Emmeti Spa specializes in the palletization and depalletization field.. was founded in Molsheim, Alsace, as a Volkswagen France subsidiary.
As early as 1998, Volkswagen presented its first Bugatti prototype at the Paris Auto Salon – the Bugatti EB 118, a two-door coupé with 555 HP designed by Italdesign. It was followed by another Italdesign product, the Bugatti EB 218, a four-door limousine which was presented at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1999.
At the International Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt in the fall of that year, Volkswagen introduced the Bugatti 18.3 Chiron, named after the greatest Bugatti racecar driver of the interwar era. The Bugatti Veyron*) Concept Car was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Both the Chiron and the Veyron were developed by the Volkswagen AG design team led by Hartmut Warkuss. In 2001, Volkswagen decided to start serial production of the super-sportscar Veyron, whose official name was “Veyron 16.4”.
In the fall of 2004, after renovation of the traditional Bugatti headquarters at Château Saint Jean was completed and the new assembly studio constructed, Bugatti S.A.S. began manufacturing the first Veyron.
About 80 cars are assembled each year, most of them being picked up directly in Molsheim by their new owners. This is a pleasure that customers back in Ettore Bugatti’s days also used to indulge in..
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..
Laserlam was born to market services related to laser cutting applications. Its service begins with the analysis and development of the customer ‘s request , to create an economic proposal as precise and competitive as possible , and ends with the delivery of the required product in the agreed time, complete with all the necessary processes and treatments.
Its technical office guarantees competence and assistance in solving any problems. The growing demand of the market to shorten delivery times has led them to build a very dynamic production model , organized over several shifts every day and with the availability of more machinery and suppliers for each single processing.
Laserlam is a certified company and its products are checked and tested internally before being delivered. It is committed to giving quick answers to all types of requests and it has made quality of service and product as the company’s primary objective..
Tecnoform is a supplier worldwide of furnishing for the caravanning industry and shipbuilding.Tecnoform was established in 1965 by Federico Kerkoc. During its over to 50 years in the business it has achieved outstanding performances in terms of design and style research, carefully choosing the materials used as well as implementing cutting-edge state-of-the-art industrialisation and manufacturing processes.
At the beginning there were only 11 people working for the company, but its founder soon realized that the production of furniture used on board recreational craft could be expected to develop rapidly, from an artisan process – where style and functionality are often scarcely taken into account – to a more modern industrialised production system.. .
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..
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..
.No additional workforce : from coloring to texturing, no post-treatment should be needed. .Create without learning : 3D modeling is hard, time consuming and it shouldn’t be so.
At Pollen, we believe we have terrific solutions to these matters.. .
As advancements in technology have allowed man to continuosly redefine, innovation trough excellence is the baseline for our company. LTG has always based its vision on the search of quality by updating its lines in keeping with all that is the state-of-the-art in commercial and aerospace engineering.
Company dedicates its creative and productive resources also to the parallel and complementary activities of component testing, qualification and reverse engineering. The development of a product is carried out both in-house and in cooperation with external experts.
In our design work we pay particular attention to the customer’s (own) specifications and requirements: all to achieve the product excellence.. .
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..
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..
Blu Electronic srl
Blu Electronic is an electronic systems design house which undertakes design, development, production, test & integration of high reliability equipment for third party companies and Agencies, principally for the aerospace sector. The expertise within the company is extremely broad, permitting us to work across a very wide range of disciplines and industries.
Blu Electronic is also adept in recovering product problems associated with component and sub assembly obsolescence, undertaking redesign,. .
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