Italeri S.P.A. was founded in the early 1960s with an energy that only an unstoppable and young passion could develop. Even as boys, the two founders loved military aircraft and vehicles, but they soon realized that they were not content with the models that were found in the shops: they wanted something better. What they were searching for did not exist and they decided to produce it themselves. The hobby, transforming into a precise knowledge, became the stimulus to produce models that do not tolerate even a minimum inaccuracy; models that the real modellists were searching for. Italeri affirms, constantly increases its range of products and grows. Thanks to the imagination and inspiration of the two founders and their collaborators, the company has become the leader in the modelling sector over the years and not only on the Italian market. From the original workshop, the company has developed into a modern manufacturing structure, with highly qualified personnel that have thirty year’s experience in the static modelling sector. The company’s production is entirely carried out in the new 10,000 sqm factory; from the planning and development department that utilizes the most up-to-date CAD/CAM computer equipment to the injection molding and packaging of the final product. In 2002, Italeri S.p.A. took over Protar, the famous manufacturer of scale-model motorcycles (both in kit form and assembled) to offer lovers of scale-modelling a new range of products. Italeri’s trademark is also well-known in the sporting world; for many years the trademark has been connected to the successful Fortitudo team of Bologna, one of the most important teams of the Italian Baseball Championship.