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The Italian Mechatronics Award 2020 of Unindustria Reggio Emilia goes to the Camozzi Group

10.12.20
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Reggio Emilia, 10th of December 2020 – The Camozzi Group, Italian multinational and leader in the production of components and systems for industrial automation, headquartered in Brescia, won the fourteenth edition of the Italian Mechatronics Award.

The President of Unindustria Reggio Emilia Fabio Storchi will virtually give the award on the occasion of the "2021 - from reaction to action" entrepreneurs’ meeting, scheduled in live streaming on the page live.unindustriareggioemilia.it on Friday, 11th of December at 17:30.

The Scientific Committee of the Award organised and promoted by Unindustria Reggio Emilia in collaboration with the Mechatronics Club, Nòva - Il Sole 24 Ore and Community Group indicated Camozzi Group as the winner for having adopted mechatronic solutions, which have allowed the development of innovative products that will lead to distinctive competitive advantages on the international market: "The jury of the Italian Mechatronics Award has decided to confer this 2020 edition to the Camozzi Group for having been able to transform itself over the last years from a leading company in the sector of components for Industrial Automation into a company capable of offering innovative and complete solutions in different sectors by exploiting the enabling technologies of Industry 4.0, new business models as well as new skills and collaborations with different companies and research centres. Its "experimenting the new" has led the company to be one of the key players in "new mechatronics", becoming an example for other companies in the Italian mechatronics and related sectors. For this reason, its innovations are significant for many of the new business models emerging from the digital revolution and from the sudden changes that have emerged in recent times”.

The Committee also assigned an award to the most innovative start-up of 2020: Roboze (Bari), which produces innovative 3D printing solutions, which help manufacturing companies all over the world to digitise production processes, producing super polymer components just in time and on-demand. Thanks to constant investments in terms of research and development in the field of materials engineering, new technologies and industrial services, in a few years Roboze has grown, with professionalism and competence, reaching the point of challenging the most important companies that design 3D printing solutions all over the world.

The Scientific Committee, chaired by Fabio Storchi, President of Unindustria Reggio Emilia, is composed of: Alberto Rocchi, President of Club Meccatronica, Luca De Biase, Editor-in-Chief at Nòva – Il Sole 24 Ore, Cesare Fantuzzi, Director of DISMI-Department Sciences and Engineering Methods of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Enzo Rullani, Professor at the Venice International University and Auro Palomba, President of Community Group, as secretary.

The other companies selected together with Nòva – Il Sole 24 Ore, media partner of the initiative, that received recognition as finalists at the ceremony are ESA (Bibbiano, Reggio Emilia) integrated systems for environmental protection; Fluid-o-Tech (Corsico, Milan) volumetric pumps and fluid management systems; PFM (Torrebelvicino, Vicenza); packaging machinery; Siare Engineering (Valsamoggia, Bologna) electro-medical equipment for anaesthesia and resuscitation.

The Jury also recognised the value of all finalists by mentioning the following:

Regarding Fluid-o-Tech “For becoming a point of reference over the years in the field of fluid motion with the utmost precision in different sectors and for having successfully faced the challenge of digital transformation ahead of time thanks to investments in new competencies, interconnected products and open innovation models with research centres, universities and start-ups”.

Regarding ESA Ecologia Soluzione Ambiente “For having been able to innovate a traditional sector such as waste collection thanks to the application of the most modern mechatronic technologies, ensuring benefits for the environment, for operators and also for citizens".

Regarding PFM “For having been able to innovate the food packaging sector with a particular focus on packaging machines for flexible packaging, with solutions capable of ensuring great flexibility, a rapid set-up and improved environmental sustainability thanks to the use of eco-sustainable films".

Regarding Siare “For having been able, as the only Italian manufacturer, to multiply the production of pulmonary ventilators in a very short time - also thanks to the collaboration of the State and other companies - necessary for the intensive care units in hospitals to meet the peaks in demand for Covid patients suffering from respiratory failure".

Finally, regarding the winner of the Start-up Section in Roboze: "For having been able to create, starting from Italy, a machine for professional 3D printing, capable of printing highly performing materials and for making the additive manufacturing technology applicable in the industrial field".