1970: SEA introduced the first prototype of opto-electronic sorting machine for rice on Italian market. The immediate success led SEA to approach new markets in Europe and to develop sorting machines for other applications, such as nuts, pulses and other dry food and non-food products.
1989: the developed technologies allowed SEA to approach even the recycling industry and, consequently, to realise sorting machines specifically conceived for plastic materials and glass recovery and sorting.
In 2004 the new resonance sorting machine enriches the SEA product range, gaining increasing amounts of approval in the extensive markets.
The latest machine ranges with state-of-the-art technology let SEA have a constantly growing trend in the last years.
SEA technology has actually found its application into several fields, from food industry, to seeds, recycling and mineral ones, representing a fundamental benchmark for a growing number of operators into several Countries.
Since 2012 SEA company has become part of CIMBRIA A/S Danish industrial group of companies, having their headquarters in Thisted, Denmark. With that acquisition, the optical sorting ranges and other electronic solutions will integrate Cimbria mechanical sorting machinery, so completing the working diagram for different products. Thanks to that acquisition, SEA can count on an enhanced and deep-rooted sales net in the international markets, allowing SEA to have a considerable growth both in terms of profits and of new markets penetration.
This is also why, in May 2013, SEA moved its headquarters into a new industrial area of 4500 mq dedicated to production area, laboratories, testing room, offices and management.