The term Industria 4.0 (or Industry 4.0) indicates a trend of industrial automation that integrates some new production technologies to improve working conditions and increase productivity and production quality of the plants.
The National Plan Industry 4.0 is an opportunity for all companies that want to seize the opportunities related to the fourth industrial revolution.
The Plan includes concrete measures based on:
- operate in a logic of technological neutrality.
- to intervene with horizontal and not vertical or sectorial actions.
- act on enabling factors.
All measures that have proved effective have been strengthened and addressed in a logic 4.0 and new ones have been foreseen to fully respond to the emerging needs.
- Innovative investments: stimulate private investment in the adoption of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies and increase spending on research, development and innovation.
- Enabling infrastructures: ensuring adequate network infrastructures, ensuring data security and protection, collaborating in the definition of international interoperability standards.
- Skills and Research: creating skills and stimulating research through ad hoc training programs.
- Awareness and Governance: to spread the knowledge, potential and applications of the Industry 4.0 technologies and to guarantee public-private governance for the achievement of the pre-established objectives.
Hyper and Super Depreciation:
The objective of this provision is to support and incentivize companies that invest in new capital goods, tangible and intangible assets (software and IT systems) functional to the technological and digital transformation of production processes. Hyper-depreciation consists in the over-valuation of 250% of investments in new tangible assets, devices and technologies enabling the transformation in key 4.0 purchased or leased. Super-amortization involves the over-valuation of 140% of investments in new capital goods purchased or leased. For those who benefit from hyper-depreciation, there is the possibility of benefiting from the subsidy also for investments in intangible capital goods (software and IT systems).