Bottero and Tiama choose Trentino and is born
May 2022

Another high innovation content company has decided to grow roots in Trentino.

We’re talking about, a French-Italian joint venture resulting from the collaboration between Bottero, a world leader in the manufacture of glass processing equipment, and Tiama, which specializes in providing quality control solutions in the glass container industry. The new enterprise, created with the aim of automating industrial processes using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies, has chosen Be Factory as its headquarters. In the new spaces of Progetto Manifattura, Trentino Sviluppo's green hub in Rovereto, 10 highly professional and technically competent figures (mathematicians and electronic engineers) are already at work although the's goal is to increase its staff to 25 by the coming months. These two important companies’ choice to bet on the Autonomous Province of Trento to give birth to an innovative and successful project testifies once again to the powerful attraction of the "Trentino System of Innovation" on international and high-tech companies.

Why have the two multinationals chosen Trentino?

The reasons why Bottero and Tiama have chosen Trentino as the base for their ambitious project are many. Let’s see them.


First and foremost, the initiative is characterized by its high technological content and therefore has a special need of digital skills and established know-how in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which Trentino, thanks to its cutting-edge universities and research centers, can easily provide.

Research centers

Trentino’s internationally renowned research centers are important for the company not only because they represent a valuable hotbed of hard-to-find talent, but because they often become privileged partners for companies established in the area. This is exactly the case with that has already formed a partnership with the Bruno Kessler Foundation.

Infrastructure and the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento

The two multinationals were also attracted by the great support offered by the Autonomous Province of Trento for precisely this type of project: innovative, technological and international in scope. Also important in the choice of location was the availability of space within Be factory, Trentino Sviluppo's brand-new hub, which is the ideal place for an innovative company devoted to sustainability to be created and grow.

AI and Machine Learning: partnership with FBK

GlassFORM's is a 4.0 perspective goal that will see the use of innovative technologies to develop new tools that, through algorithms, will be able to increasingly automate the production management and quality control of glass containers. This will increase productivity, make containers lighter and reduce factory defects and consequently raw material waste, also with a view to circular economy, energy saving and production sustainability.
Crucial in these terms is the collaboration with the Bruno Kessler Foundation, which will partner with by offering advanced expertise in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, covering four types of technologies in particular:

  • Optical metrology

  • Data science and Machine learning

  • Advanced software control

  • Edge computing and Artificial Intelligence

Bottero and Tiama: world leaders in glass


Bottero is an Italian group founded in 1957 that specializes in the production of machinery and equipment for glass processing even in a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year continuous cycle. The company exports 95% of its products abroad and is present in more than 100 countries with more than 50 thousand active installations. It is a world leader in plant construction in two areas: flat glass and hollow glass (glass containers). It provides experience and high technology in all fields of glass processing through the supply of dedicated machinery and plants, from monolithic and laminated flat glass to the production of glass containers and complete lines for the production of float and laminated glass sheets.


Tiama is one of the world's leading suppliers of inspection and quality control solutions for the glass container industry. Its customers are bottle, jar and vial manufacturers distributed across five continents. Tiama provides real-time data and guidance to help glass manufacturers produce items of the highest quality and improve their efficiency and productivity. The company's machines abound in sensors and are installed both in the plant area where the container is formed and in the quality control area. All of these sensors, combined with specific expertise in traceability and services, provide a powerful source of data and knowledge for tomorrow's Smart Factories.