Itema weaving machines become even “Smarter” with solutions offered by SECO


Itema, global leading provider of high performances weaving machines, has chosen the edge computing and software solutions for the Industrial world offered by SECO.

Itema will install customized edge computing solutions based on HMI and developed with SECO. Also, starting from 2023 Itema machines will be connected to CLEA Smart HMI, the new IIoT platform developed by SECO for the industrial equipment manufacturers.

In this way, users of Itema machines will benefit from innovative apps and functionalities able to enhance the operability of machines, prevent malfunctioning and downtimes, monitor the main production, efficiency, and process quality indicators on a real-time basis. Such functionalities can be also made available by Itema on a SaaS basis, allowing them to maximise the value of their data.

“We are very enthusiast to collaborate with an excellence like Itema, to which we make immediately available the assets and the specific domain competences coming from Camozzi Digital. Process efficiency, control of the data and time-to-market represent increasingly important factors for the competitiveness and the survival of any business: thanks to CLEA Smart HMI, we are able to support our customers in bringing these benefits to all industrial companies that have understood the enormous potential of digitalization”, said Massimo Mauri, CEO of SECO.

“The collaboration with SECO will allow us to further combine weaving machines, planning and textile technologies into a unique digital platform that we will integrate into the Itema customer portal”, said Ugo Ghilardi, CEO of Itema.

Ugo Ghilardi, CEO, Itema


SECO (IOT.MI) develops and manufactures cutting-edge technological solutions, from miniaturized computers to fully customized integrated systems combining hardware and software. SECO also offers Clea, a proprietary end-to-end IoT-AI analytics software suite, made available on a SaaS basis, that allows clients to gather insightful data from their on-field devices in real time. SECO employs almost 800 people worldwide and operates through 5 production plants, 9 R&D hubs and sales offices in 9 countries. SECO serves more than 300 blue-chip customers which are leaders in their respective fields, including Medical, Industrial Automation, Aerospace & Defense, Fitness, Vending and many other sectors. SECO R&D capabilities are further enhanced by long-lasting strategic partnerships with tech giants and collaborations with universities, research centers, and innovative start-ups. Corporate social responsibility is part of the strategy of SECO, that undertakes several actions to reduce its environmental footprint and increase its impact on its people and local communities.


Itema is a leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions, including weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services. The Company is the only manufacturer in the world to provide the top three weft insertion technologies: rapier, air jet and projectile, with an ample product portfolio and a commitment to continuous innovation and technological advancement of its weaving machines.

Itema is the sole shareholder of Lamiflex, leading producer of advanced composite products and owns majority stakes of Schoch, manufacturer of textile industry accessories.

Sixty per cent of Itema is held by Gianni Radici’s family heirs (the siblings Angelo, Maurizio, Paolo, Maria Grazia and Bruna). The remaining shares belong to the Arizzi and Torri families.

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