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 Improving 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 do 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 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.
One of the most important parts of the product is the interaction with factory workers. These workers are the ones that will fix the defects we detect, will receive our alerts, and input production information into the Smartex systems.
Smartex Console APP runs in an Android tablet installed near the Knitting Machines
Display real-time images of the factory production, with real-time insights triggered by data-driven metrics.
Wireless communication with Smartex System.
Works online and offline under extreme factory conditions in an industrial environment.