Spidi Milestones

MILESTONES

1977: Renato Dalla Grana founds Spidi as racing gloves manufacturer company.

1979: First world success in 500 world class with Kenny Roberts

1980: Spidi begins its national advertising campaigns in Italy

1982: Spidi is the leading company in Italian the biker gloves market

1984: Spidi begins its first successful international exports

1989: Spidi begins its production of motorcycle apparel

1991: New headquarters in Sarego (Vicenza).

1994: The company produces its first leather suit; Perfetto jacket is launched, destined to become a classic for the following ten years

1995: In collaboration with Toray Industries SPIDI develops H2OUT Membrane, the first membrane specifically projected for motorcycle use.

1995: SPIDI shop-in-shop strategy begins, with first corners in Milan and Rome.

1996: first CE certified protectors are installed into jackets

1997: Ergofit System is patented, fostering SPIDI attention to ergonomic features

1997: John Kocinski, one of the first Spidi riders, wins the World SBK Championship.

1998: Carbo1, first SPIDI carbon glove si introduced. Ergo 365 is unveiled, setting a new standard in touring/adventure jackets market STEP-IN-CLOTHING becomes a signature feature in winter jackets

1999: Spidi is proud to present the DPS02, the only airbag jacket in motorcycle market

2000: Colin Edwards becomes World Superbike Champion. The same year, XPD new brand for racing and touring boots, is born from a SPIDI SAFETY LAB side project

2001: There are more than 100 Spidi corners in Italian shops. Worldwide, there are more than 30 Spidi corners. Spidi exports its products in 44 foreign markets

2001: Keramide jeans are introduced in order to extend protection to a broader audience

2002: Major championship wins make this a singature year in company history: Marco Melandri wins the 250 GP World Championship, Colin Edwards wins the WSBK Championship, Fabien Foret wins the WSS Championship

2003: Spidi corners exceed 150 in Italy alone and 50 worldwide

2004: Sete Gibernau becomes Moto GP vice-World Champion, tests the AIS intercooler system for on ride refrigeration

2005: Biomechanic CE protectors are introduced. They represent the next level in built-in, anatomic protection

2005: Sebastien Charpentier wins the World Supersport title, dominating the season with his Honda Ten Kate

2006: Spidi builds the new corporate showroom – designed by Traverso-Vighy architects – where design and functionality combine to frame the following collections.

2006: First Hydroback system is introduced on stock tracksuits

2008: Spidi supplies full furniture and assistance to all its shop corners, increasing the brand awareness in several key locations worldwide

2008: With Safety lamp, the Spidi High Visibility Safety Project is introduced in the collection

2009: Cal Crutchlow is crowned WSS Champion, while Leon Camier dominates the British Superbike

2010: The airbag Neck DPS system is introduced on T-2 tracksuit, Venture touring jacket and Neck DPS vest

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