The company was established in 1962 by Giuliano Malservisi and Gian Pietro Parmeggiani who, since their childhood, love airplanes and military vehicles. They were very demanding and they were not satisfied enough with the scale models on the market available at those times. Due to this, they decided to use their strong passion in their daily work. They put all efforts in a new company foundation. The first commercial name of the company was "Italstamp" and put the first scale model kit on the market with the brand "Aliplast". The first 1:72 model was the Italian fighter Fiat G.55. Very soon, the company trade name becomes "Italaerei" and, ten years later, it was contracted into "Italeri", easier to use and to pronounce not only in Italian language. The logo, consisting of two red and green stripes and a stylized airplane propeller, identifies the strong commitment and experience in the production of scale models of aircraft.
The company, located close to Bologna, start to produce product lines characterized by a certain 'uniqueness' on the subjects. In particular Italeri used to have, in its commercial line up, a wide range of Italian subjects. During its lifetime Italeri has also acquired the Supermodel and Protar brands with the relative molds.
Official website: www.italeri.com
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