CAREL, SECO Work Together to Design Supervision System


CAREL and SECO, a leading provider of end-to-end technological solutions for industrial digitalization, have signed an agreement to develop a new solution to support the digital transformation of the infrastructures in the segments where CAREL operates.


Francesco Nalini, CEO of CAREL, and Massimo Mauri, CEO of SECO, discuss how the companies are working together to develop an innovative solution in the conditioning and refrigeration industry.

CAREL and SECO have started the design of an innovative and powerful supervision system, a fundamental device for controlling refrigeration and air conditioning processes, allowing real-time data collection and remote monitoring. Among the aims of the collaboration will be operational streamlining and safety improvement through process optimization and prompt identification of potential issues or malfunctions.

The new supervision system will also enable the implementation of advanced digital solutions based not only on live monitoring, but also on intelligent control of field devices to enhance product efficiency by maximizing performance and improving overall reliability.

Leveraging on SECO’s portfolio and know-how, through the combination of the most advanced technologies and customized services, this new solution will help to build additional functionalities for CAREL’s equipment, while promoting energy savings and reducing environmental impact.

The first samples for field testing will be available by mid-2025, with mass production scheduled to start by the end of the same year.

“We are proud that two Italian excellences with a strong international footprint, such as CAREL and SECO, are pooling their know-how and experience to develop an extremely advanced supervision system aimed at further enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of air conditioning and refrigeration processes. Efficiency and sustainability have always been two fundamental elements in CAREL’s strategy, and the collaboration with SECO, a leader in technological solutions for digitalization, IoT and AI, represents a further reinforcement of this strategic vision,” said Francesco Nalini, CEO of CAREL.

“We are thrilled to partner with one of the leading global players in the industry, such as CAREL. Our joint commitment to digitalization aims to provide operators with cutting-edge solutions, enhancing quality and promoting sustainability. SECO’s technologies enable more sustainable business models, allowing for predictive maintenance, reducing consumption and increasing efficiency. By integrating our expertise with CAREL’s, we are providing an additional boost toward innovation and the creation of impactful solutions for a wide range of applications within their reference niches,” said Massimo Mauri, CEO of SECO.

In addition, the two companies are exploring further collaboration opportunities that could enable CAREL to develop innovative devices to enhance the user-machine experience, through the integration of Artificial Intelligence at the Edge, on the final field device level.



CAREL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of control solutions for air conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling. We design our products so as to bring energy savings and reduce environmental impact, thanks to the combination of the most advanced technologies and customized services, aimed at optimizing the performance of equipment and systems. Our solutions are used in commercial, industrial and residential applications. Founded in 1973, CAREL employs more than 2,000 people, with consolidated revenues in 2023 of 650 million euros (+19.3% over 2022) and operates through 49 branches and 15 fully-owned production plants. For more information, visit


About SECO

SECO is a high-tech company that develops and manufactures cutting-edge solutions for the digitalization of industrial products and processes. SECO’s hardware and software offerings enable B2B companies to easily introduce edge computing, Internet of Things, data analytics and artificial intelligence to their businesses. SECO’s technology spans across multiple fields of application, serving more than 450 customers across sectors such as medical, industrial automation, fitness, vending, transportation and many others. Through live monitoring and smart control of in-the-field devices, SECO solutions contribute to low environmental impact business operations via a more efficient use of resources. For more information, visit