Progea’s Story

Over 25 years driven by the passion for innovation

Since 1991, Progea has been paving the way in the world of evolutionary Industrial supervision, representing a reliable and competent reference point for all its customers. From the early beginning Progea chose to develop the company based on product technology know-how, customer support services, quality and professionalism. The past twenty five years have seen the company grow to become a unique Italian reality in the International sector of SCADA/HMI software. ’Present in your future’ is the company’s slogan and mission to offer nothing but the best in advanced technology. Progea would like to express their deepest gratitude to all their international customers and partners for choosing them.

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Progea's History

1991

Progea began operating as a software house for the automation sector. We initially focused our activities on the industrial supervision sector by developing applications for Windows-based PCs. In response to increasing demand, Progea concentrated efforts on developing supervision platform software that was open, simple, intuitive, and based on Windows.


1992

The “P.M.E. Project” (Progea Monitoring Environment) emerged in 1992. This led to the release of the first product for Windows 3.11 called Movicon (Monitoring, Vision, and Control). This was SCADA/HMI software for creating supervision, monitoring, and control applications.  Even as an experimental version, this software had such success that the company decided to invest all its resources in it.


1995

Windows 95 and Windows NT arrived, and Progea released Movicon 7, a new product generation for Win32 (32 bit) platforms, rewriting the initial 16-bit C code with new C ++ compilers.


1998

In response to the success of the first trade fair exhibitions, Progea launched an expansion plan. The new company strategy involved investing in a territorial sales structure by creating branches in Italy and overseas to support an international distribution network.


1999

Progea Deutschland GmbH went into operation in 1999, allowing Progea Srl to take on the German market—the most important market in Europe.


2000

Progea continued to expand, opening another branch near Milan and employing new personnel, establishing a sales network on a national scale. The following year, Progea secured larger modern offices in Modena, a spacious and innovative building that could better accommodate the company’s activities. In the meantime, the company launched Movicon 9, a superior, reliable platform that supported Windows CE, increasing the company’s success.


2004

The company took another huge leap forward when releasing the revolutionary Movicon X product version. This version incorporates emergent technologies such as XML, SVG, and Web Services within the panorama of SCADA/HMI. By implementing these new technologies into their products, the company was able to attract more attention in the European market sectors, gaining new, important partnerships with multinational companies operating in the world of automation.


2008

Product evolution continued with the release of Movicon™11, which soon became a technological reference point within its sector. Its increased performance, openness, flexibility, and reliability offered users even greater satisfaction. The success of Movicon 11 encouraged the company to push harder toward internationalization.


2009

Progea International went into operation with offices in Lugano (CH), with the mission to manage the international distribution network and promote Progea worldwide.


2011

Celebrated  20 years in operation and the opening of a new US branch located in Wisconsin: Progea USA LLC. The R&D team made further headway on new technologies, preparing the future generation of Movicon based the WPF, OPC UA, Silverlight, HTML5, and XAML technologies.


2013

The much anticipated release of Movicon.NExT. Windows 8 was released, and after 20 years in operation, Progea proved once again to be the most innovative company in its sector. The new Movicon.NExT technology anticipates the future, outdoing rival products and reconfirming its status as the best in SCADA/HMI platforms.


2016

Progea celebrates 25 years of activity  with more new and innovative projects that look to the future of the fourth industrial revolution Industry 4.0 of which the Progea innovative technologies continues to be a benchmark. The company HQ move into a new and modern office building in Via D' Annunzio in Modena: this very spacious and technologically advanced structure reflects the company’s vocation of continuous development and propagation of their innovative software technologies.