Ing C Olivetti e Compagnia SpA 1908

industry:
Computer equipment manufacturer,
Electronic equipment manufacturer,
Typewriter manufacturer
Nationality:
Italian
based:
Ivrea, Torino, Piedmont, Italy

1908 - founded as a typewriter manufacturer by Camillo Olivetti; 1930 - Olivetti opened overseas manufacturing plant; 1948 - Divisumma electric calculator launched; 1959 - produced Italy's first electronic computer, Elea 9003; 1959- purchased the Underwood Typewriter Company; 1964 - electronics division sold to General Electric company. 2003 - absorbed into the Telecom Italia group, though retaining a separate identity as Olivetti Tecnost