The possibility of being present throughout the production value chain enables us to provide qualified services aimed at strengthening the level of service, quality and cost reduction, at increasing the value of products and services, and at consolidating a “culture of improvement”.



Its dynamic team of consultants and technicians combine toplevel professionalism with experience in the intensive use of modern technologies, offering clients full support for the entire manufacturing process: new product development, production, project management and supply chain management.




Dynamism, flexibility, high level services and sharing of Customer objectives are the strong points of the ideal partner for manufacturing companies wanting to compete successfully. The company’s strong development highlights the consensus found on the market and bears witness to the satisfaction of customers both inside and outside the Sacmi group.

The story

Protesa: it's possible
Protesa was born in 2002 inside the Sacmi group with the mission to provide high-level “organizational and technical services” in order to support the production processes in manufacturing companies.
For a long time, SACMI had thought about a company based on technical services and this idea became real with the integration of the Pelliconi’s technical department, which dealt with metrology, testing and consulting for ISO 9001 certification.
Protesa’s activity focuses on three areas: Quality – from the geometrical and dimensional testings of parts and units, to the calibration and management of measuring instruments, thanks to Protesa’s testing and calibration laboratories – Production, with services concerning the workshop and the production department in general – Engineering, with the design and the industrialization of units and machines, the prototypes’ construction and the Machinery Directive consulting.
In 2005, the machine tools Trade Agency was born, with reference marks and leading products in the machine tools and measuring machines’ industries. In November 2007, the actual plant was opened, at no.24 Ugo La Malfa street in Imola, with big spaces for the full development of the different activities. In 2008, a new department concerning renewable energies and energy efficiency was born, by giving a total support to customers as for the product’s life-cycle and the production process.
For all its activities, Protesa creates a team of consultants and technicians who combine high-level professionalism and experience, by focusing on the customer and the development of his resources: the objectives shared with the customer, the support phase and the training constitute the foundations for providing services, which allow Protesa to succeed on the high-level technological and organizational services’ market.

Protesa’s activities are addressed to the Sacmi group but also to the companies not belonging to it. Our company pays a close attention both to the demands of sustainability and development of the local companies and to the technological and organizational innovation, as an answer to the markets that highlight a low cost workforce.

“The technological services market is developing quickly – Ing. Francesco Carati states, CEO – and it is very significant to support this technological evolution or to anticipate it, by breaking with the past, in order to face the market’s challenges with success”. This is the reason why services have been developing through the years and Protesa has been investing on the research and on the testing of new solutions in digital technology with 3D processing: from reverse engineering to fluid-dynamic analysis and structural simulations, to environmental and parts scanning, and their following modelling.

The method and the tools of Lean Thinking applied to all the business processes reinforce the organizational consulting: from Lean Product & Process Development to Lean Manufacturing, until Lean Office.

In 2013, Protesa achieves two important goals: the ISO 9001 certification and the increasing number of its personnel, which overcomes 100 people (consultants and technicians). The company’s strong development highlights the approval of the market and guarantees the customers’ satisfaction both inside than outside the Sacmi group. In 2015, Protesa’s metrology laboratory achieved the accreditation as n.251 LAT center in the measuring field according to UNI CEI EN ISO IEC 17025 standard.

For all the new activities, Protesa’s guiding principle is the same: providing services with high technological and organizational content, creating synergies between them in order to give the customer a complete ‘turnkey’ support and creating value together with customers and partners




Protesa is ISO 9001 certified since 2013


UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018




SACMI is an international group manufacturing machines and complete plants for the Ceramics, Packaging (including Beverage and Closures&Containers), Food industries and Automation, markets in which it is a recognized worldwide leader. Its strength lies in the application of innovative technology, the outstanding position of the Group on international markets and its commitment to research and development and providing customers with top-flight quality and service. The Sacmi Group has over 80 companies in 28 countries, production plants, distribution firms and service and provides efficient assistance and services all over the world thanks to a companies Global Network which offers fast, efficient, direct service on every continent.



PROTESA S.p.A. - Via La Malfa, 24 - 40026 Imola (BO) - Italy
Tel: +39-0542-644069, Fax: +39-0542-688271, Email:
Registered office: Via La Malfa, 24, 40026 Imola Bo Italy
VAT no. 02120631201 - Tax code and Corp. Reg. no. 02120631201 - R.E.A. no. BO-414896 - Share capital € 120.000,00 - Unipersonale company belonging to Sacmi Group

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