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MAMMA
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 611 323 Spii

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love. Cit. Edwin H. Chapin Mother represents the origin of each of…

PIANETA
Towards a Digital Humanism: let’s put mankind at the center again 1707 2560 Spii

Towards a Digital Humanism: let’s put mankind at the center again

Do you remember humanism, the philosophical stance that emphasizes the potential and agency of human beings, individually and socially? Philosophy may look so distant from…

Labour day
Let’s celebrate work in every shape! 1280 794 Spii

Let’s celebrate work in every shape!

We have a dream. Actually, it’s more like a vision. It is a human being, not male nor female, just human. And it is at…

HAPTIC FEEDBACK: THE AWAKENING OF TACTILE 1004 628 Spii

HAPTIC FEEDBACK: THE AWAKENING OF TACTILE

The somatosensory system involves an enormous variety of sensations, not just vibrations or pressure, but also pain, temperature, and the position and movement of the…

Ferrari
How to include train drivers in the design process? 1024 683 Spii

How to include train drivers in the design process?

The conclusions of the previous article on this topic was somehow on a middle ground: we established that including train drivers in the design process…

journey change
A journey called Change 1280 717 Spii

A journey called Change

Any change process is a long, complex journey: it doesn’t happen in a day, nor in a week. It spans for months, it involves all…

HAPPY EASTER! 741 975 Spii

HAPPY EASTER!

“If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends.  If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the…

INTELLIARM RED DOT AWARD WINNER
A Red Dot for Intelliarm: SPII has won the top award for outstanding design! 1600 900 Spii

A Red Dot for Intelliarm: SPII has won the top award for outstanding design!

There are many awards for the design industry, but there is just one whose name is capable of giving a designer goosebumps. Or even better,…

old car and horse
The advantages of including train drivers in the design process (or maybe not?) 1600 857 Spii

The advantages of including train drivers in the design process (or maybe not?)

What would happen if Ford had asked people what they wanted? Probably…this! Fun fact: more often than not, the people who will actually use an…

Female voices, loud and clear! 1024 553 Spii

Female voices, loud and clear!

It’s always a pleasure when your company is recognized at an international level, with requests for speaking at public events.And when the theme is as…

foto di paola foiadelli in videointervista
SPII awarded among the Italian excellences 1201 658 Spii

SPII awarded among the Italian excellences

On the 11th of March 2021, SPII was awarded a prize that is very dear to our heart: the one for the category “women in…

happy women's day
Happy everyone’s day 1280 856 Spii

Happy everyone’s day

Today is a special day. A day to celebrate the force of creation, of change, of resilience.A great day to remember what we should know…

The future at your fingertips 2560 1440 Spii

The future at your fingertips

As a designer, I have always dreamt of creating products that are not just an aesthetic cover for a technological content, but rather a real…

Imagine what the future could be 2560 1881 Spii

Imagine what the future could be

The world is moving fast. Maybe too fast. Too fast for us to slow down and check if the direction is right. We keep going,…

Backstage Action! 985 639 Spii

Backstage Action!

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it,…

LIUC & SPII 2560 1920 Spii

LIUC & SPII

Roberto Foiadelli – Chairman of the board of SPII & Federico Visconti – Rector Of LIUC We are always interested in promoting cultural and educational…

GAMIFICATION!!! 2560 1717 Spii

GAMIFICATION!!!

“We are no more fully alive, more completely ourselves, and more deeply absorbed in something, than when we play.” (Charles E. Schaefer) The game is…

Watch where you put your feet! 1473 1051 Spii

Watch where you put your feet!

How many hours a day do you stay seated? The answer could be: many, perhaps too many! Sitting at the computer, reading a good book,…

WHEREVER CURIOSITY LIES 564 705 Spii

WHEREVER CURIOSITY LIES

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – cit. Walt…

driver cabs of the future star trek
How will trains’ driver cabs look like in the future? 1274 1018 Spii

How will trains’ driver cabs look like in the future?

A “futuristic” spaceship’s driver cab from Star Trek from the 60′ It’s not easy to answer this kind of question. Probably future trains’ driver cabs…

WHEREVER INSPIRATION LIES 419 650 Spii

WHEREVER INSPIRATION LIES

“Do you want to know where I found my inspiration? In a tree; the tree supports the large branches, these the smaller branches and the…

Foto team spii
Resilience: a keyword of SPII’s history 972 691 Spii

Resilience: a keyword of SPII’s history

As we know very well by now, SPII’s history is tightly connected with the story of the city that hosts the company and of the…

Power is nothing without a (master) controller 1265 754 Spii

Power is nothing without a (master) controller

Italian technology “Power is nothing without control” said a famous slogan of the Pirelli brand, for the first time 25 years ago. The company, global…

Happy New Year! 1203 593 Spii

Happy New Year!

2020 was a year of challenges! The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives, the world we live in and our company too. We have changed…

Christmas Greetings 1090 687 Spii

Christmas Greetings

This is going to be a Christmas like no other…so let us wish you a very merry Christmas in a way like no other! With our…

Spii in the 50s
What’s the secret recipe for a story of success? History, people, change 2560 1973 Spii

What’s the secret recipe for a story of success? History, people, change

Aerial photo of SPII headquarters in the 1960s There are not many companies today who can date back their origin to over 70 years ago.…

Today’s young people are the talents of tomorrow! 1314 696 Spii

Today’s young people are the talents of tomorrow!

We are proud to describe our reality to middle school students.Our goal is to make them understand how important the #passion for their work is and that…

drivers cab train
Are trains’ Driver Cabs designed for Drivers? 600 361 Spii

Are trains’ Driver Cabs designed for Drivers?

At first it could sound like a strange question. But if you follow me until the end, you will see it is not. Take the automotive…

Be Curious – PMI DAY 2020 1784 1227 Spii

Be Curious – PMI DAY 2020

We want to thank all the guys who have chosen to participate with us at this online edition of the PMI DAY of the Polytechnic…

Simplicity and reliability: the tracks of the displays of the future 1000 600 Spii

Simplicity and reliability: the tracks of the displays of the future

“What happened to simplicity?” asked Charles Bukowski “we all seem put on a stage, and we all feel obliged to put on a show”. Since…

locomotive saronno
What do a sanctuary in Saronno, Harry Potter and industrial innovation have in common? 512 384 Spii

What do a sanctuary in Saronno, Harry Potter and industrial innovation have in common?

The first locomotives running on the Milan-Saronno line in 1879 The place where we live has a strong influence over who we are. This is…

driver human machine interface
The future of transportation: will the driver become useless? 1080 720 Spii

The future of transportation: will the driver become useless?

Autonomous cars, driverless trains, remotely controlled excavators: everyday new tests and applications on the field show how the sci-fi future described by Isaac Asimov in…

driver desk Intellidesk
Life-changing trains exist. But you don’t have to wait for them, you have to drive them! 940 602 Spii

Life-changing trains exist. But you don’t have to wait for them, you have to drive them!

We love our job and we are committed every day to improve the relationship between man and machine by designing and implementing technological, ergonomic and…

Virtual lesson at Politecnico in Milan 1802 1322 Spii

Virtual lesson at Politecnico in Milan

We are back…more locked and loaded than ever!  Once again we were pleased to give a lecture to the students of the Automation of Electric…

Safety First! 1024 768 Spii

Safety First!

“Teamwork divides tasks and multiplies success” Thanks to our colleagues who, despite the current difficult situation, gave their availability to participate in  this event and…

Student Internship 2560 1920 Simona Gianoli

Student Internship

Today the Student Internship project ends. The program was organized in collaboration with the school I.P.S.I.A., located in Saronno, at the beginning of the 2019/2020…

Immagine del nuovo sito spii
New site online 500 400 Spii

New site online

The new SPII website is online!!! Its completely renewed graphics and content turns navigation into a user friendly engaging dive, communicating creativity, technology, core values…

LabVIEW methodology 1056 657 Spii

LabVIEW methodology

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – cit. Andre Gide Continuous development needs people with #passion, #curiosity and #courage.…

Image of spii product headquarter
Personal Oxygen Dispense 1280 675 Spii

Personal Oxygen Dispense

During this hard period of quarantine I realized that many things changed to me. I re-discovered the meanings of “some little things” (baking a good…

Linkedin online training with Nicola Lapenta consultant
PASSIONATELY CURIOUS 699 322 Spii

PASSIONATELY CURIOUS

The important thing is never stop learning! For this reason, today we took part in a “LinkedIn Efficient” online course and there were many of…

STAY POSITIVE, WORK HARD and MAKE IT HAPPEN! 960 720 Spii

STAY POSITIVE, WORK HARD and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

The Schaltbau Group Management just held its annual kick off meeting in Munich to prepare for a successful year 2020.  We are really looking forward…

DESIGN MADE IN ITALY 856 852 Spii

DESIGN MADE IN ITALY

SPII S.p.A. design customized solution since 1947. Since 2015 SPII S.p.A. is the global Center of Competence of the Schaltbau GmbH for Human Machine Interface. In Schaltbau Holding AG, SPII means…

Merry Christmas 2019 1536 1152 Spii

Merry Christmas 2019

SPII S.p.A. wishes the best to you and your families! May this Holidays be a time of peace and rest, so that we can find ourselves…

ISM Schaltbau GmbH in Hamburg 1108 1478 Spii

ISM Schaltbau GmbH in Hamburg

ISM (International Sales Meeting) Schaltbau GmbH in Hamburg “When the wind of change blows impetuously there are those who raise walls and who, looking ahead,…

CMMI Lev. 2 – goal reached! 800 600 Spii

CMMI Lev. 2 – goal reached!

Committed to continuous improvement, Schaltbau GmbH Group, through SPII S.p.A. Center of Competence, has been appraised at Level 2 of the CMMI® Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration on 25th October…