Originally, there was the wheel. “In the 1985’s, I created a software program that made it possible to control a machine to unveil bicycle wheels for a company in the Haute-Savoie region,” recalls Professor Maurice Pillet, who invented with his team from the Systems and Materials Laboratory for Mechatronics (SYMME ) from the Savoie Mont Blanc University the concept of Automated process control (APC) which is the basis of the Ellisetting operation.