Who we are?
Smartex is a fast-growing company based in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Porto that is leading the way in reducing waste in textile production, using cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
Smartex has attracted some of the most significant capital funds in the world, focusing on industrial technologies such as Momenta Partners, DCVC, Spider Capital, SOSV, and also from the Fashion Industry such as Fashion for Good, a global initiative supported by C&A, adidas, Kering Group, PVH, Stella McCartney, Target, Zalando and others.
Why do we exist?
Our Vision is to rapidly create advanced & Impactful technologies for archaic industries such as the Textile Industry. Create impact by changing and Improve the World, solving real, measurable, and massive problems to help Humanity.
Nowadays, the Textile Industry wastes Billions of dollars per year in defective production and the leading solution to minimize defective production is having human inspection 24/7 to detect production faults. There has to be a better way!
What we do?
Our mission is to become the nº 1 solution for Textile Manufacturing automated inspection, in Q&C and waste reduction. Also to bring advanced technology to the Textile Industry in order to become transparent, traceable, sustainable, and better serve the humanity!
We build Hardware and Software to integrate camera systems inside textile production machines that can automatically inspect, act, alert, and save resources and time.
We build platforms where all the information lives. Data like textile roll virtual maps, machinery & production performance, manufacturing control, and much more.
Here at Smartex, we’re expanding our team of Field Engineers who are trained to build, set up, and debug our hardware devices and software systems. These professionals receive ongoing training across all technical departments such as electronics, mechanical, firmware, and software.
These team members are hands-on power-users who deal directly with our clients and partners either to install and debug devices but also to train outsourced professionals who will become independent field engineers themselves. They are also the main contact point with our clients meaning they are excellent communicators.
Our field engineers spend half of their time in our office in Porto and the other half traveling around the globe and visiting our office in Asia, which is why they speak fluent English and sometimes other languages.