Who Are Texa?
TEXA was formed in 1992 by its current CEO, Bruno Vianello, with his friend and partner, Manuele Cavalli. Today TEXA is a global leader in the design, development and production of multibrand diagnostic tools, exhaust gas analysers, air conditioning recharge stations and telediagnostic devices for cars, bikes, trucks, boats and farm machinery.
TEXA has an extensive, worldwide distribution network and employs about 600 people, 400 of whom are based in the company’s head offices in Monastier di Treviso, where all TEXA products are designed, developed and made.
TEXA’s ultra-modern production plant was inaugurated in 2012 and occupies over 100,000 square metres of grounds, with 30,000 square metres indoors. The new plant is a monument against delocalisation and the depersonalisation of labour. Side by side with advanced work environments it contains social and relaxation areas constructed according to local architecture and traditions.
TEXA has received many prestigious international awards over the years, in recognition of the company’s uniquely innovative character. In the 1990s, the Axone 2000 won a GIPA award from Groupement Inter Professionnel de l’Automobile, the prestigious association of automotive professionals.
In 2006 and again in 2007, TEXA won the coveted Frost & Sullivan award for innovation, in Nice. The press release stated: “The award recognises TEXA’s superiority over its competitors and its capacity to implement new technologies. The AXONE Palmtop and AXONE Pad, which both use the innovative Google Search Appliance, are concrete examples of this. This recognition is the result of TEXA’s ability to make significant steps forward in product development and to stay well ahead of the competition”. In November 2008, TEXA’s CEO, Bruno Vianello, was named as a finalist in the Innovation section of the prestigious Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards.
In 2009 TEXA received once again a GIPA award, this time in the “Knowledge Diffusion” category, for its TEXAEDU training programme. The same year, the company received the Prize for Economic Development in the Veneto Region from the Union of Chambers of Commerce.
In 2009 TEXA won the Gold Medal at the Grand Prix Internationaux de l’Innovation Automobile in Paris for its OBD Log. One year later, in 2010, the company received the Innovation Award from the German Minister for Transport at Automechanika Frankfurt for its OBD MATRIX tool.
In 2011, TEXA won the “Galeria de Innovacion” award in Madrid.
On the 14th June 2011, Bruno Vianello was presented with the coveted National Innovation Prize on behalf of TEXA by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, at the Quirinale Presidential Palace.
At the 2013 Autopromotec Exhibition in Bologna, TEXA’s CEO Bruno Vianello was presented with the famous “Premio della Stampa” press award by a jury of specialist journalists. This award is given to Italian businessmen who achieve distinction “for their achievements and for their continuing commitment to and belief in the cultural wealth of their native region”.
2013 ended with reception of the international “Golden Key” award for equipment manufacturers and suppliers to vehicle workshops in the Russian Federation.
In 2014 TEXA swept awards on an International level: it was awarded the 1st prize in two of the seven categories of the prestigious Innovation Award at Automechanika Frankfurt.
It also won the Automotive Innovation Award in Ireland, the German Beste Profi Werkstatt-Marke and the “Golden Wrench” award at the MIMS Fair in Moscow.
In 2015 TEXA was awarded by MIT Technology Review (Italian edition) as one of the ten most “developing” Italian companies.
TEXA designs, develops, manufactures and delivers highly innovative and top quality products and services to satisfy the needs of operators throughout the automotive sector. TEXA obtained ISO 9001 certification in 2005. TEXA was awarded ISO/TS16949 certification in November 2011. Since then, the company has applied the requirements of this strict automotive standard, which governs the production of original equipment components and is designed to prevent risk and reduce defect rates, to all its products.
In September 2012, TEXA was accredited as a certifying organisation under EC Regulation 307/2008, and thus acquired the necessary qualification to offer training courses to personnel responsible for recovering greenhouse effect fluorinated gases from vehicle air conditioning systems. In July 2013, TEXA obtained certification to ISO/IEC27001 in recognition of the great care and attention with which it safeguards information belonging to its customers. Late in 2013, TEXA qualified the processes associated with its TMD alert manager and fuel consumption devices with Dekra and TÜV Rheinland.
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