How to get the benefits of the Industry 4.0 on your vehicles

Industry 4.0

How to get tax benefits and add competitive value to your company


Industry 4.0 is a new concept that transforms and contributes to the digitalization of your businessIf you choose to digitize your business you can collect data and use them as a tool: decisions are made objectively and data allow you to measure improvements in terms of performances.

The concept of Industry 4.0 has been defined clearly by the law: Transition Plan 4.0The guidelines determine the new path to take in order to access to the benefits of the Industry 4.0. These benefits are not only economical but the Industry 4.0 brings a high competitive value to your company in general.

4.0 detractions

In Italy was announced the Transition Plan 4.0in 2017, a new industrial policy that provides a plan of greater sustainability for companies that decide to start the digitalization process.

The 4.0 concessions consist of a tax saving of approximately 50% on the entire amount of the capital goods. In particular:

  • From 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022 Tax Credit at 50% in 2021 and 40% in 2022

The economical advantage is very high. Indeed, if the company buys an asset with a cost of 100,000.00€, the tax benefit will be € 50,000.00 / 40.000,00€.

4.0 Renewal

The The new National Plan Transition 4.0 renewed the conceptual framework of the old legislation, with important news in terms of investment, timing and savings.

The new measures are effective from November 2020 to June 2023, with an earlier start date of 16 November 2020. The new 4.0 benefits consist of a 50% tax saving on the entire amount of the tangible asset throughout 2021.

The new National Plan Transition 4.0 has stated an enhancement of deduction rates andan anticipation of tax credits on capital goods, both tangible and intangible, for a measure that becomes structural. 

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How can you get the benefits of 4.0?


You can get the benefits of the Industry 4.0 automatically if the requirements of the Transition Plan 4.0 are met, that is, the capital good must be qualified as 4.0. Not all of them satisfy the requirements of the Transition Plan 4.0, but only a short list that is defined here Attachment A .

The law is very clear: it has always referred (since 2017) to: "... machines, including vehicles, tools and devices for cargo loading and unloading, handling ...". Some examples of machines admitted to 4.0 are: Forklifts, Front Trolleys, Order Picking Trolleys, Trilateral, Platforms, Sweepers, Truck-mounted e all lifting equipment in general. The means listed above, although admitted in Annex A, must comply 7 technological requirements requested by the Transition Plan 4.0

The sectors that can benefit from the 4.0 concessions also include cleaning and professional cleaning.

Integration & Interconnection

The requirements of the Industry 4.0 are many, but the most complex to satisfy are indeed interconnection and an automated integration with the company management system. The law wants to bring an "added value" by using data in the company's production processes. Therefore, the system that benefits of Industry 4.0 must satisfy these points.

Not everyone has the opportunity to carry out this transformation (e.g. due to lack of company management system). These requirements are analyzed carefully in the MISE Circular 23 May 2018 . The document explains that (page 4), when you do not want to connect/integrate the good with the company management system, the point is automatically satisfied by making the good semi-automatic or automatic.

For this reason it is very important to distinguish between two primary activities: sale and rental.

Sale & Rental

How does it works the Industry 4.0 for Sale and Rental?


In case of sale, integration and interconnection will be satisfied by Semi-automatic driving or from a logistics automation system. 

Thanks to the system Fleet Management ETS integrated with a Safety or logistics solution, it will be possible to:

  • Slow down the vehicle in case of collision danger only when necessary;
  • Fill in the operator checklists, a list of checks necessary before starting the machine;
  • manage access and analyze drivers' driving style; 
  • simplify workflows.

Security and logistic optimization increase the competitive value to the company in terms of safety and logistic efficiency, satisfying the 4.0 transition plan.


In case of rental, integration and interconnection to the management system will be possible through the use of Cloud Kiwisat.

Thanks to the system Fleet Management ETS, you will get directly on your management system:

  • Hours of work and period of activity of the vehicles for scheduling maintenance;
  • Correct / incorrect battery charges for residual life analysis;
  • Position analysis for a control of the vehicle handling areas;
  • Hourly rental as a new form of business
  • usage analysis for an automated comparison to the rental agreement.

The digitization of your rental fleet is essential and these data give a competitive value to the company, therefore satisfying the Transition Plan 4.0.

The 4.0 saves you over the 50% on the vehicle right away!

Recurring Questions

Can I AUTO-CERTIFY A VEHICLE 4.0 independently?

Yes, it is possible to auto-certify the machines under € 300,000. Kiwitron does NOT recommend it as it is very often incorrect and does not have the technical supervision required by law. Given that the cost of the evaluation is affordable we ALWAYS recommend to make it.

Do I need two machines to get the benefit?

No, the law has never mentioned two machines. It requires that the machines are interconnected and integrated with the factory logistic system (or that they are semi-automatic if they are not integrated, although they must always be interconnected).

Thanks to the ETS system we make your vehicles 4.0 getting over 40% of savings!
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