“Italian Mechatronics Prize”
SPEA was awarded for outstanding investments in R&D and the successful cooperation with schools and universities.
This allowed SPEA to become "a world leader in the design and implementation of equipment to test electronic components".
Now in its 10th edition, the Italian Mechatronics Award is instituted by Unindustria Reggio Emilia in collaboration with Nòva24 - Il Sole 24 Ore and the Club of Mechatronics.
# Creativity. # Innovation. # Skill.
Since 1976 SPEA designs and manufactures the best automatic equipment for testing semiconductors, MEMS, electronic boards and devices. And today it’s the world leader in such a high-tech sector. From cars to smartphones, from tablets to complex devices for the aerospace, medical and military industries. SPEA equipment allow electronics and semiconductors manufacturers worldwide to guarantee every day the quality and reliability of their products.
Such goal was achieved thanks to massive investments - up to 20% of annual sales - in research and development. In close collaboration with engineers and researchers from the largest hi-tech companies in the world, the SPEA R&D team designs and manufactures machines for industrial testing when the product to be tested is still on paper. This is a valuable competitive advantage for the semiconductor and electronics industries, which can thus accelerate the development of their products in a market characterized by rapid and continuous change.
The last 40 years were marked by continuous growth: since 2005 the staff has more than doubled, exceeding a total of 600 employees, and in the three years from 2013 to 2015 the turnover grew by 60%. In an Italian industrial context, where the watchwords are relocation to low-cost countries, use of temporary workers and de-industrialization of the local area, SPEA has chosen to globalize sales - SPEA products are distributed in over 85 countries - while maintaining research and production in Italy: all SPEA equipment are designed and manufactured in Italy, in the Volpiano-based factory.