WhereverWeCan

SPII relay race 2000 2001 Spii

SPII relay race

On June 9, 2024, a memorable Sunday for the SPII relay, saw the talents of numerous participants shine. The first place was expertly clinched by…

SPII & Avanchair – a continuously evolving partnership! 2000 2000 Spii

SPII & Avanchair – a continuously evolving partnership!

We were visited at our company by Andrea Depalo, founder of the startup Avanchair, along with Giovanni Nanini, CEO & CTO of Avanchair. They were…

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Celebrate the Sporting Spirit at SPII!

Sunday, June 2nd is National Sports Day, and at SPII in Saronno, we are ready to celebrate our passion for physical activity and the well-being…

SPII Academy Course: Investing in Product Knowledge 1600 1200 Spii

SPII Academy Course: Investing in Product Knowledge

In the dynamic world of business, constant innovation and competition are the norm. In this context, the importance of product knowledge cannot be underestimated. To…

Intelli-Footrest: Enhanced Safety with Ergonomic Design 2000 2000 Spii

Intelli-Footrest: Enhanced Safety with Ergonomic Design

At the heart of the driver’s cabins of any rail vehicle, the Intelli-Footrest emerges as a fundamental innovation. Debuted at the 2023 Rail Expo, this…

open day ITS Lombardia Meccatronica at l’ITIS Giulio Riva 1280 1704 Spii

open day ITS Lombardia Meccatronica at l’ITIS Giulio Riva

Here we are with enthusiasm after participating in the ITS Lombardia Meccatronica open day at ITIS Giulio Riva in Saronno! It was a pleasure to…

Celebrating the Heart of Every Home: A Tribute to Mothers 2000 2000 Spii

Celebrating the Heart of Every Home: A Tribute to Mothers

Mothers, like beacons in the night, illuminate our path with love and support. At SPII, we celebrate their strength and sacrifice every day, not just…

E-Tech Europe 7-8 May 2024 1200 1600 Spii

E-Tech Europe 7-8 May 2024

E-Tech Europe / Bologna Exibhition Centre / 7-8 May 2024 Powerful lithium-ion batteries are currently the most common battery type used for electromobility. Eddicy’s DC…

Ulm Students at SPII: Unique Educational Experience! 4000 3000 Spii

Ulm Students at SPII: Unique Educational Experience!

Once again this year, we had the pleasure of hosting the students from Technische Hochschule Ulm University at SPII, accompanied by Professor Dieter Dr. Buchberger.…

SPII’s Top Priority on World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2000 2000 Spii

SPII’s Top Priority on World Day for Safety and Health at Work

On the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, SPII reaffirms its top commitment to the safety of its employees. Celebrated on…

Earth Day: SPII at the Forefront of a Green Future 2000 2000 Spii

Earth Day: SPII at the Forefront of a Green Future

On the occasion of Earth Day, SPII joins the world in a commitment to safeguard our planet. This day serves as an important reminder of…

New Generation of Manual Grounding Switches 2000 2000 Spii

New Generation of Manual Grounding Switches

Manual grounding switches are a crucial element in ensuring safety during train electrical equipment maintenance. The new generation of these devices combines safety features and…

Driver Desk No. 6: Passing the Test 2048 1536 Spii

Driver Desk No. 6: Passing the Test

In the realm of innovation, every step forward is a milestone hard-earned through grit and dedication. Testing, in this journey, becomes the battleground where our…

E-Tech Europe Bologna on 7-8 May 2024! 1000 566 Spii

E-Tech Europe Bologna on 7-8 May 2024!

In the realm of electromobility, powerful lithium-ion batteries reign supreme. And when it comes to safety within this domain, Eddicy’s DC contactors playing a pivotal role…

Display Innovation in Rail Technology 1024 703 Spii

Display Innovation in Rail Technology

In the dynamic realm of railway technology, where precision and clarity are paramount, the role of displays cannot be overstated. These visual interfaces serve as…

A Joyful Easter from SPII 1024 1024 Spii

A Joyful Easter from SPII

As spring unfolds around us, the spirit of Easter brings with it a renewed sense of hope and optimism. It’s a time for reflection, for…

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SPii & Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

We’re excited to announce the commencement of a dynamic 3-month internship program in collaboration with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. This initiative marks a significant…

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Father’s Day: Honoring Pillars of Strength

As March unfolds, so does the anticipation of a heartfelt celebration – Father’s Day. In Italy, this day holds a profound significance, coinciding with Saint…

Master Controller: Ergonomic Excellence 2000 2000 Spii

Master Controller: Ergonomic Excellence

Master controllers are an indispensable component in rail vehicle equipment. However, recent innovations presented during the Rail Expo are redefining standards in terms of design…

Railway Vehicle Engineer” CIFI Course at SPII 1024 788 Spii

Railway Vehicle Engineer” CIFI Course at SPII

Saronno, March 6, 2024 – In an exciting day of knowledge exchange and passion for the railway sector, SPII welcomed participants to the “Rail Vehicle…

Beyond International Women’s Day 768 1024 Spii

Beyond International Women’s Day

On the desk of every SPII woman, this morning, a surprise bloomed: a small succulent plant, a symbol of tenacity, resilience and beauty. A simple…

Happy engineering day 2024! 2048 1448 Spii

Happy engineering day 2024!

On this special occasion, we want to express our gratitude to all the exceptional engineers at SPII S.p.A. who with dedication and expertise are steering…

KEY 2024 1280 1706 Spii

KEY 2024

Great show this week at KEY 2024 – Italian Exhibition Group Spa SPII S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of Schaltbau, manufactures contactors and connectors with a…

CIFI WORKSHOP – RAIL VEHICLE ENGINEER 2024 768 1024 Spii

CIFI WORKSHOP – RAIL VEHICLE ENGINEER 2024

Our colleague Francesco Colombo brilliantly represented our company as an 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐈 expert at the recent workshop organized by CIFI. During the event, Francesco presented 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥…

SPII & Cattolica: a winning partnership! 2048 1536 Spii

SPII & Cattolica: a winning partnership!

From our partnership with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, initiatives are born that allow students to get to know and experience our corporate reality. The…

Investing in Mental Health with Mindwork! 1024 768 Spii

Investing in Mental Health with Mindwork!

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership centered around the psychological well-being of our employees. Today, we join forces with Mindwork – Wellbeing in progress,…

IntelliArm: Revolutionizing Railway Driving 2560 1600 Spii

IntelliArm: Revolutionizing Railway Driving

Intelliarm: Revolutionary railway control station. Winner of the Red Dot Award. Advanced ergonomics and safety. Setting a new standard in the industry.

SPII Celebrates Women in Science 1024 768 Spii

SPII Celebrates Women in Science

Sunday, February 11th is the International Day of Women in Science and SPII S.p.A. is proud to have a team made up of an exceptional…

New employment factory 1600 1200 Spii

New employment factory

Even this year we are an active part of the Generazione d’Industria project “new employment factory” of the city of Saronno, promoted by Confindustria Varese.Yesterday…

KEY 2024: the new Key Energy 1921 1081 Spii

KEY 2024: the new Key Energy

Save the dates28 February – 1 March 2024 We look forward to seeing you at #RiminiFiera to talk together about safety in HighVoltage applications, through…

We are glad to be part of “TecnicaMente” 2048 1536 Spii

We are glad to be part of “TecnicaMente”

This is a project promoted by our partner Adecco involving technical training institutes, aiming to create a platform for dialogue between students and local companies…

2024
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SPII wishes you a Beautiful New Year!

As the seasonal holidays approach, we reflect on the incredible moments and meaningful connections we shared this year. It was a pleasure having you as…

natale
SPII wishes you a Merry Christmas 2560 1089 Spii

SPII wishes you a Merry Christmas

We want to take this moment to express our warmest wishes for a joyful and peaceful Christmas. May the holiday season bring you moments of…

Tailor-made solutions for the Railway Industry 1024 469 Spii

Tailor-made solutions for the Railway Industry

With a history of constant innovation dating back to 1947, SPII has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to creating tailor-made solutions in the field of human-machine…

SILVER MEDAL IRIS
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Silver Medal Iris in the competitive global railway industry

ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 22163: Adding Value Through Silver Medal Achievement In today’s competitive global railway industry, maintaining high standards of quality has become paramount…

INTELLI ROAD-SHOW
An unprecedented initiative: Intelli Road-Show 950 512 Spii

An unprecedented initiative: Intelli Road-Show

June 8, 2021 is the date that marks the beginning of an unprecedented roadshow which saw #IntelliArm as the protagonist, our innovative driver desk, winner of the Red…

10.-ETHICS
There is no other value without Ethics 2200 1393 Spii

There is no other value without Ethics

10. SPII’s Charter of Values – #Ethics There can’t be sustainability without ethics. The last and the first thing you do are often the most…

#Sustainability: the most interconnected Value of all 1024 533 Spii

#Sustainability: the most interconnected Value of all

9. SPII’s Charter of Values – #Sustainability There can be no future without personal, environmental, social and economic sustainability. Here we go, we know what…

We celebrated the arrival of Summer, Summer Greetings 1024 768 Spii

We celebrated the arrival of Summer, Summer Greetings

We celebrated the arrival of Summer by giving ourselves a dedicated moment to share the efforts and successes achieved together during this working year. SPII…

TRUST
Building #Trust within a team is a personal business 2090 1393 Spii

Building #Trust within a team is a personal business

8. SPII’s Charter of Values – #Trust #TakeCare People should take care of their team, and the team should take care of its people The…

field project
MSc in Management Cattolica University 1024 682 Spii

MSc in Management Cattolica University

The three-month field project, carried out in collaboration with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and involving students from the MSc in Management, has come to a…

THE REALITY OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 1024 768 Spii

THE REALITY OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Colleagues Carola Portigliotti and Francesco Colombo were the representatives of SPII’s digital change during this event organized at the Wind Tunnel of the Politecnico di…

ALTIS
WELCOMING ALTIS CATTOLICA’S VISIT 1024 640 Spii

WELCOMING ALTIS CATTOLICA’S VISIT

Today we have a class of students from the 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥 of ALTIS Università Cattolica visiting our company in Saronno. Our CEO Silvio Zuffetti welcomed them,…

Don’t think about #What nor #How: what is your #Why? 1024 683 Spii

Don’t think about #What nor #How: what is your #Why?

7. SPII’s Charter of Values – #What #How #Why “What” we do is important, “how” is essential but “why” is crucial. More often than not,…

World Day for Safety and Health at Work
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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today, April 28, is 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝐷𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑎𝑓𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑡 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑘, a holiday established in 2003 by the International Labour Organization. It was created with…

win win value spii
The art of always thinking #WinWin 1800 1185 Spii

The art of always thinking #WinWin

6. SPII’s Charter of Values – #WinWin Assertiveness is the best way to resolve conflict: a solution where everyone wins should always be sought. During…

Silvio
Silvio Zuffetti appointed new CEO of Spii S.p.A. 1080 910 Spii

Silvio Zuffetti appointed new CEO of Spii S.p.A.

Silvio Zuffetti has been new CEO of SPII S.p.A (SPII) effective by March 30th, 2023. Silvio Zuffetti has been part of SPII for over 18…

FATHERS-DAY
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Celebrating Superhero Dads

March 19 is Saint Joseph’s Day and it is precisely on this date that Father’s Day occurs in Italy. The origin of Father’s Day dates back…

SPII celebrates Super Women 1024 632 Spii

SPII celebrates Super Women

Today, more than ever, we celebrate Women. All women and first of all our SPII Women! We value the strength of femininity and its freedom…

fail success
Failure is just the beginning: #TryEverything 1212 621 Spii

Failure is just the beginning: #TryEverything

5. SPII’s Charter of Values – #TryEverything Error is part of progress, butevery mistake should not happen more than once. We always felt proud about…

incendio

Teamwork for everyone’s safety
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Teamwork for everyone’s safety

On a sunny winter day, a training course held by the Responsible for Prevention and Protection Service brought together the emergency teams of the company.…

Fighting procrastination: #MakeItHappen & #Vision 1750 985 Spii

Fighting procrastination: #MakeItHappen & #Vision

4. SPII’s Charter of Values – #MakeItHappen #Vision We believe that doing today is better than doing tomorrow, and that thinking about tomorrow makes today…

PASSION, CURIOSITY, COURAGE
What is our secret? We have 3: #Passion #curiosity #courage 2560 1707 Spii

What is our secret? We have 3: #Passion #curiosity #courage

3. SPII’s Charter of Values – #Passion #Curiosity #Courage We believe everything made with passion has more value, that curiosity is the spark of progress,…

2023 is Here! Happy new year from SPII 1024 576 Spii

2023 is Here! Happy new year from SPII

“Whatever you can do, whatever dream you can dream, begin. Boldness carries brilliance, magic and strength. Begin now.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Let’s start now…

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SPII wishes you a merry Christmas 2022

SPII S.p.A. has just turned 75: a story made up of people, progress and technological innovation to watch with pride. We celebrated this milestone together and…

75 SPII
Celebrating SPII’s 75th Anniversary 1670 939 Spii

Celebrating SPII’s 75th Anniversary

SPII S.p.A. turns 75! Remembering the past and with an eye to the future, we retrace the moments of a success story, made up of…

EVO 2.0 MEETING ROOM
SPII NEW ENTRY: EVO 2.0 MEETING ROOM 2560 1920 Spii

SPII NEW ENTRY: EVO 2.0 MEETING ROOM

We are proud to introduce you the EVO 2.0 Meeting Room ! It is located at our site in Gerenzano, whose space serves as both…

Sustainability in SPII turns silver! 1024 629 Spii

Sustainability in SPII turns silver!

We are pleased to announce that SPII has been awarded a silver medal for its environmental, social and ethical performance evaluation. We received this important…

ETR1000
CELEBRATING SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT 768 577 Spii

CELEBRATING SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT

Getting to the last piece of a series is always a compromise between satisfaction and melancholy Like a beautiful journey that comes to an end.…

keyenergy2022
Join us at Key Energy 2022 1140 641 Spii

Join us at Key Energy 2022

8 November 2022Today begins 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲! We are waiting for you at Rimini Fiera to talk together about safety in HighVoltage applications, through the use…

POLIMI
Railway Comms: Politecnico Milan Class 2015 1512 Spii

Railway Comms: Politecnico Milan Class

The annual date with the students of the 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐒𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 course of the Politecnico di Milano always gives us great satisfaction! Main theme of…

MC
Master Controller: “the Italian job” 1472 981 Spii

Master Controller: “the Italian job”

Control levers: the brake of a bike, a boat accelerator, the control of the afterburner of a jet, the traction lever of a train, what…

inclusion
#Inclusion: is it just another buzzword? 1298 729 Spii

#Inclusion: is it just another buzzword?

2. SPII’s Charter of Values – #Inclusion People, women and men, can make the difference. 2020 is a year that draw a line. It did…

SPII 2022: TOWARDS THE FUTURE 747 420 Spii

SPII 2022: TOWARDS THE FUTURE

SPII, the competence center of the Schaltbau gmbh group, designs and manufactures human-machine interface systems, living engineering as a journey towards the change based on…

innotrans
Preparing to welcome you to Innotrans 2022 500 219 Spii

Preparing to welcome you to Innotrans 2022

𝟭𝟵-𝟮𝟯 𝘀𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮. Save the dates! We are preparing to welcome you to InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin, Germany. SPII S.p.A. and Schaltbau GmbH are awaiting you at 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝟮.𝟮, 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱…

#WhereverWeCan: when a philosophy turns into a value 838 1024 Spii

#WhereverWeCan: when a philosophy turns into a value

1. SPII’s Charter of Values – #WhereverWeCan Our future, most of the time, depends on us;when it doesn’t,we can still decide how to deal with…

immagine
Product design and development of an ergonomic handle 899 782 Spii

Product design and development of an ergonomic handle

In this article we will talk about a specific ergonomic problem that we found involved different drivers. The issue emerged from several requests made by…

summer room
SPII NEW ENTRY: Summer Meeting Room 2560 2408 Spii

SPII NEW ENTRY: Summer Meeting Room

At SPII, hospitality is at home! We are pleased to present you our Summer Room! Here is our new outdoor meeting room – set up…

albeto
V-Desk – The Virtual Desk Reality 2000 1334 Spii

V-Desk – The Virtual Desk Reality

V-Desk is a device that offers an innovative cab design method based on Virtual Reality technologies at the highest level available today; this method fully…

Open innovation and SPII: evolving innovation 1024 683 Spii

Open innovation and SPII: evolving innovation

The open innovation concept is a trending topic nowadays, when talking about business evolution. The concept of “innovation” has always been the main focus for…

spii's compass values
Why our company’s Values are not like everyone else’s 1280 719 Spii

Why our company’s Values are not like everyone else’s

– And why we believe so much in them – Values: such an overrated word in the company world, you may think. Everyone talks about…

IntelliArm goes into the web! 2560 2143 Spii

IntelliArm goes into the web!

We have dedicated a new page of our website to our recent revolutionary driver desk IntelliArm, where you can discover it in its smallest details.…

SPII relay race SRC 2022 1024 683 Spii

SPII relay race SRC 2022

A beautiful morning together! A relay race organized by some Spii collaborators took place on Sunday 12 June at the Lura park in Saronno. We…

Schaltbau acquires the remaining shares in SPII 872 1024 Spii

Schaltbau acquires the remaining shares in SPII

Remaining 35 % of shares to be acquired from the Foiadelli founding family Schaltbau has held a 65 % stake in SPII since 2015 Dirk…

V-Desk goes into the web! 1024 768 Spii

V-Desk goes into the web!

V-Desk is now online! Directly on our website, you can find all the information about our innovative product in collaboration with Italdesign, an explosive mix…

Technische Hochschule Ulm visits Spii 2000 1070 Spii

Technische Hochschule Ulm visits Spii

As part of their studies in the manufacturing sector, the students of the Technische Hochschule Ulm University, accompanied by professors Dieter Buchberger and Jens Kiefer,…

WHEN SAFETY MEETS ENGINEERING 643 386 Spii

WHEN SAFETY MEETS ENGINEERING

The disconnection equipments are medium / high power electromechanical devices, which are inserted into the main electrical circuit of the rolling stock, with variable allocation…

V-Desk Experience: What do the train drivers think? 1920 1080 Spii

V-Desk Experience: What do the train drivers think?

Some time ago, a group of train drivers and conductors from Trenord came to visit us and we had the pleasure of letting them try…

mammma
SPII wishes you a Happy mother’s Day! 848 515 Spii

SPII wishes you a Happy mother’s Day!

A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. Cit. Honorè…

Believing in young people is believing in the future 1536 1024 Spii

Believing in young people is believing in the future

Spii is an Italian company, Center of Competence of the Schaltbau Group for the design and production of human-machine interfaces, where engineering combined with manufacturing…

Railway sector and female inclusion 919 1024 Spii

Railway sector and female inclusion

The women who changed the world never needed to show anything other than their own intelligence.(Rita Levi Montalcini) We stand up for it! I am…

Digital Transformation: People & Cloud 576 376 Spii

Digital Transformation: People & Cloud

Digitization is the process that allows you to convert a size of the physical world into a numerical value, into an abstract but still real…

BRAINSTORMING – STORY OF A NEW OLD ENGINEER 768 1024 Spii

BRAINSTORMING – STORY OF A NEW OLD ENGINEER

Great challenges: facing the complexity of our time. From the point of view of an “old” engineer, speaking of complex systems means debating “systems of…

TEAM SPII
The Culture Map by Erin Meyer 2560 1751 Spii

The Culture Map by Erin Meyer

Alessandro Boldetti, Emiliano Grandi, Paolo Casoretti, Daniele Colombini, Massimo Riccelli, Fabio Devenz, Andrea Maggi, Valentina Marrese, Arianna Tiralongo Spii, as a center of competence, thrives…

Happy Easter 2022 from SPII 1950 1297 Spii

Happy Easter 2022 from SPII

Easter is the symbol of Renewal, Joy and Rebirth. It represents an opportunity to regenerate with family and friends. This anniversary follows the arrival of…

IntelliArm: Revolutionizing Cab Layout 2048 1280 Spii

IntelliArm: Revolutionizing Cab Layout

IntelliArm means Improved Cab Design and Environment Sustainability. The revolution of the railway market passes above all through the cabin layout. Italy, the homeland of…

women
SPII: 40% of women in a world of men only 1474 982 Spii

SPII: 40% of women in a world of men only

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe…

VTM
SPII at VTM 2022: Future Mobility Hub 893 501 Spii

SPII at VTM 2022: Future Mobility Hub

The Vehicle & Transportation Technology Innovation Meeting (30-31 March 2022) is held at Officine Grandi Riparazioni di Torino in Turin and is the only business…

Take a break with SPII 1900 1088 Spii

Take a break with SPII

Break area, relaxation area or lounge area – whatever you call it – a space to relax, which is a plus for our company. It…

Rail vehicles in good hands and feet 1473 982 Spii

Rail vehicles in good hands and feet

Footrests with DSD switches allow the driver to operate the driver safety device from an ergonomic seating position while keeping hands free. Additional functions, as…

“Agile” is the keyword for a new company context 1280 854 Spii

“Agile” is the keyword for a new company context

If you have read the previous articles about our Journey towards Change, you should have understood something by now: we took it very seriously. It…

festa-papa
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters 2560 1440 Spii

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters

“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” (George Herbert) “Becoming a father isn’t difficult, But it’s very difficult to be a father.” (Wilhelm Busch) “He who begets…

Industrial HMIs: why not nice and easy to use? 940 589 Spii

Industrial HMIs: why not nice and easy to use?

The future is clear: our world is becoming more and more automated and technology is permeating our lives the more the time passes. Every electronic…

AUTOSTIMA
SPII stands for FEMALE EMPOWERMENT 1645 1363 Spii

SPII stands for FEMALE EMPOWERMENT

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, SPII Management has decided to organize a special surprise for us Women! We were invited to an…

The power that moves the world! 2466 1647 Spii

The power that moves the world!

A universe of beauty and loving sweetness; of strength, courage and determination; of intelligence and talent!They are daughters, friends, wives, mothers, but also workers, managers…

change spii evo
The story so far. How did SPII Evo change us? 1280 853 Spii

The story so far. How did SPII Evo change us?

This is the story so far. SPII’s history is a tale of challenges and successes, of change and reinforcement, of will and adaptability. A story…

Human Machine Interface: Risks and Ergonomics 1024 545 Spii

Human Machine Interface: Risks and Ergonomics

We are always eager to participate in initiatives aimed at training and informing specific aspects concerning our professional sector, as well as our passion. We…

KICKOFF: CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK PROJECT 1024 572 Spii

KICKOFF: CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK PROJECT

People are at the centre. This is our vision and it is concrete! We are pleased to present a new project, in partnership with the…

What makes IntelliArm revolutionary 1920 1080 Spii

What makes IntelliArm revolutionary

IntelliArm Urban Scenario Application Safety and reliability are cornerstones of the railway world and since the dawn of this iconic and increasingly eco-friendly way of…

FIELD PROJECT INCOMING… 2560 1748 Spii

FIELD PROJECT INCOMING…

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” Cit. Henry Ford We are always at the forefront of activities…

To each country, its own train! 1285 705 Spii

To each country, its own train!

The Master Controller is a safety device that controls and conveys the main commands of the train: traction and braking. Its function can therefore be…

treno
(t)rainbow – what a passion! 990 542 Spii

(t)rainbow – what a passion!

Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Source: catania.meridionews.it.…

The importance of the Flex-ability Mindset 1024 670 Spii

The importance of the Flex-ability Mindset

Today we are talking about FLEXIBLE WORKING HOUR: a fashionable topic in recent times. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a huge increase in teleworking…

banane
What SPII EVOLUTION was for real, for us 1024 729 Spii

What SPII EVOLUTION was for real, for us

“It was a day like any other, we all got to the office ready to start our jobs…but instead we found stickers and bananas on…

SPII wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 658 374 Spii

SPII wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2021 was a year of challenges and victories We want to tell you about it like this… SPII wishes you happy holidays and best wishes…

Natale
SPII wishes you a Merry Christmas 2021 1920 1080 Spii

SPII wishes you a Merry Christmas 2021

The Christmas holidays are a perfect opportunity to thank friends, suppliers, customers and colleagues for the work done during the year and to take a…

BANCO
THE RAILWAY WORKERS BEES 1472 991 Spii

THE RAILWAY WORKERS BEES

WHAT ARE YELLOW MACHINES? Operating machines, also known as “yellow machines“, are used for the maintenance of the railway infrastructure. Although there is no regulatory…

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‘Win or lose’ mindset? Change the game 1280 806 Spii

‘Win or lose’ mindset? Change the game

No doubt we live in a hyper-competitive World. We are always encouraged, either explicitly or implicitly, to “be the best“, to crush our competition, to…

SPII AT POLITECNICO OF MILAN 1024 768 Spii

SPII AT POLITECNICO OF MILAN

It’s time to our annual date with the students of the Automation of Electric Transport Systems course of Politecnico of Milan. The lesson was held…

PEDALE
How many things can you do with your feet? 1000 600 Spii

How many things can you do with your feet?

The human foot is a work of art and an engineering masterpiece (Michelangelo Buonarroti) How many actions do you perform with your feet, often even…

VDESK
V-DESK EXPERIENCE, welcome to the new future 1188 664 Spii

V-DESK EXPERIENCE, welcome to the new future

SPII and Italdesign welcome you to the new future! Train drivers were asked to imagine and create their workplace with the new #V-Desk. They were…

avanchair project
When your Vision shapes your Future: SPII & Avanchair 1443 1211 Spii

When your Vision shapes your Future: SPII & Avanchair

Avanchair’s crowdfunding campaign June 13th, 2021 was a very special day. Maybe you didn’t realize it, but on that day the life of 130 million…

comfort
One vision: from competition to cooperation 1024 684 Spii

One vision: from competition to cooperation

What do you think is the best way to make people cooperate? Give them a common goal? Make them feel part of something greater, you…

MANIPOLATORE SIL - REGIOLIS
Company processes at the service of products 1000 600 Spii

Company processes at the service of products

Company processes are the way to achieve the best possible quality for products designing, manufacturing and validation. In this article we will focus on the…

Our company’s new face, RECEPTION 2.0 1024 845 Spii

Our company’s new face, RECEPTION 2.0

 “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” (Oscar Wilde) We have decided to give our company a new face! We started…

The power of a train drivers’ community 1024 576 Spii

The power of a train drivers’ community

We ended our latest technical article on “How to include train drivers in the design process” with a rather open question: how can you overcome…

V-DESK
V-DESK: OUR TECHNOLOGICAL CREATION 1823 1192 Spii

V-DESK: OUR TECHNOLOGICAL CREATION

The world is evolving, especially towards the technological path.It is changing faster than ever and we are changing with it! During the last few years,…

sezionatore modulare
Let’s make safety a team goal! 1004 602 Spii

Let’s make safety a team goal!

Picture 1 – source: Verga Formazione – Electrical Risk Course We speak more and more often about workplace safety referring to the set of measures…

spii evo 3
The right idea is not enough, it has to be convincing 1041 741 Spii

The right idea is not enough, it has to be convincing

If you truly want to change a company’s culture into one fueled by the knowledge that “it depends on me“, you need two important elements:…

CELEBRATIONS FOR RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS 2021 2560 2143 Spii

CELEBRATIONS FOR RED DOT DESIGN AWARDS 2021

It started Red Dot Design Week: you can see award-winning project on www.red-dot.org. We want to share with you our celebrations as Red Dot Design…

persone
Contribute to the design of new train’s cabs 1024 825 Spii

Contribute to the design of new train’s cabs

Our latest poll just ended and the result is absolutely significant: more than 300 train drivers would like to be involved in the design process…

V-DESK
OUR PARTNERSHIP: SPII & ITALDESIGN 1080 720 Spii

OUR PARTNERSHIP: SPII & ITALDESIGN

We all need to come back to normal life! EXPO Ferroviaria 2021 Fair will be for sure a way to start again with new products and…

spii evo 2
Does change need to start from above? 1379 729 Spii

Does change need to start from above?

We have mostly been led to believe that “real change starts from the bottom up“. That any important, consistent change needs to originate from the…

banco di manovra mosca 2020
MOSCOW 2020: Underground Renual 1284 700 Spii

MOSCOW 2020: Underground Renual

On 21/09/2020 the new train of the Moscow Metro 2020 was presented. It entered service in the autumn of the same year. Here you go…

ITALDESIGN
The partnership between SPII & ITALDESIGN 2560 1543 Spii

The partnership between SPII & ITALDESIGN

Our partnership with Italdesign is strengthened! It was a great pleasure for us to host Jörg Astalosch, Nicola Guelfo and Corrado Becchio – respectively CEO,…

spii evo 4
It depends on me: the strength of company culture 1397 750 Spii

It depends on me: the strength of company culture

Fabio Tognetti at SPII Evolution What would you do, if it all depended on you? What would you do, if you didn’t have any more…

MAMMA
SPII wishes you a delightfully cheerful Mother’s Day! 611 323 Spii

SPII wishes you a delightfully cheerful 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…

Let’s put mankind at the center again 683 1024 Spii

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…

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…

SPII wishes you a HAPPY EASTER! 741 975 Spii

SPII wishes you a 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…

SPII wins the Red Dot award for outstanding design! 1024 576 Spii

SPII wins the Red Dot 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
Including train drivers in the design process 1600 857 Spii

Including train drivers in the design process

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, no one should feel excluded 1280 856 Spii

Happy everyone’s day, no one should feel excluded

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 1024 576 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,…

Always ready to amaze: Backstage Action! 985 639 Spii

Always ready to amaze: 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,…

Collaboration between LIUC & SPII 2560 1920 Spii

Collaboration between LIUC & SPII

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

Bring the game into everyday life! 2560 1717 Spii

Bring the game into everyday life!

“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 2020 from SPII! 1203 593 Spii

Happy New Year 2020 from SPII!

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 from SPII 1090 687 Spii

Christmas Greetings from SPII

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…

What’s the secret recipe for a story of success? 1024 789 Spii

What’s the secret recipe for a story of success?

There are not many companies today who can date back their origin to over 70 years ago. Even fewer are the ones who managed to…

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 1024 704 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: displays of the future 1000 600 Spii

Simplicity and reliability: 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
Spii’s Saronno Journey: A Tale of Innovation 512 384 Spii

Spii’s Saronno Journey: A Tale of Innovation

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 drivers become useless? 1080 720 Spii

The future of transportation: will drivers 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. drive them! 940 602 Spii

Life-changing trains exist. 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 comes first and foremost! 1024 768 Spii

Safety comes first and foremost!

“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…

I.P.S.I.A. Collaboration: Student Internship 2560 1920 Simona Gianoli

I.P.S.I.A. Collaboration: 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
Inaugurating our new website 500 400 Spii

Inaugurating our new website

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…

Exploring the LabVIEW methodology 1056 657 Spii

Exploring the 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.…

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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…

Never stop learning, PASSIONATELY CURIOUS 699 322 Spii

Never stop learning, 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…

Beauty and creativity, DESIGN MADE IN ITALY 856 852 Spii

Beauty and creativity, 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 from SPII 1024 768 Spii

Merry Christmas 2019 from SPII

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 768 1024 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…