IBM Italy has 716 employees.
The Milan plant is enlarged and begins production of the IBM 032, IBM 034 and IBM 036 Alphabetical Printing Punches, and IBM 077.
Twelve savings banks are using IBM equipment.
The Milan plant manufactures the IBM 082 Sorter and IBM 404 Alphabetical Accounting Machine.
Carlo Erba Co., founded in 1853 and a European pioneer in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, installs IBM equipment for accounting and statistical work.
IBM opens a branch office in Palermo.
The Milan plant produces the IBM 954 Facsimile Posting Machine.
IBM equipment is installed at Rizzoli of Milan, the first installation by an Italian publisher. That same year, the Rev. Roberto Busa, S.J., of Italy's Gregorian Institute, demonstrates how IBM equipment is used in mechanizing linguistic analysis.
IBM opens a branch office in Bologna.
The Milan plant begins production of the IBM 604 Electronic Calculator.
The Verona General Hospital -- which traces its history back to the 4th century -- installs IBM equipment. In addition, the first IBM equipment installed in an Italian academic institution is acquired by University of Bologna.
IBM opens a branch office in Brescia.
Production of the IBM 519 Document Originating Punch begins in Milan.
IBM Italy opens its first education center in a restored villa located in Rivoltella del Garda.
The company opens branch offices in Trieste, Verona and Cagliari.
Production of the IBM 521 Electronic Calculating Punch begins in Milan.
The world's first literary data processing center opens in Gallarate, with the Rev. Busa using IBM machines.
IBM opens an office in Padua.
The Milan plant begins production of the IBM 024 Card Punch, IBM 026 Printing Card Punch, IBM 514 Reproducing Punch and IBM 523 Gang Summary Punch.
The Banca d'Italia orders an IBM 650 RAMAC, the first one in Italy.
The Milan plant is expanded and its mission revised to meet the growing requirements of the international marketplace.
The first IBM 705 Data Processing System in Italy is ordered by Banco di Roma.
IBM opens an office in Bari.
The first IBM 305 RAMAC in Italy is ordered by Apuzzo Onello, an insurance agency.
There are 2,202 IBM Italia employees, and IBM opens an office in Ancona.
Euratom orders an IBM 7090 Data Processing System, IBM 1401 Data Processing System and IBM 1620 Data Processing System for its offices in Ispra. Flown from New York State, an IBM 7070 Data Processing System is delivered to the Rome headquarters of Radiotelevisione Italiana to handle general accounting applications for this major European network.
Some 28 Italian savings banks are using IBM equipment.
IBM opens offices in Bolzano, Catania, Cremona and Novara.
Italy's National Committee for Nuclear Energy dedicates an IBM 704 Data Processing System in Bologna. Banca Popolare di Novarra, near Milan; Banca di Napoli, of Naples and Palmine Steel, of Milan, acquire IBM 7070s. Radiotice -- manufacturer of fibers, plastics and chemical products -- acquires the IBM 7070 and IBM 1401. Alitalia in Milan becomes the first European airline to acquire the 7070 and 1401 systems. IBM 305 RAMACs handle production planning for Pirelli in Milan. The Universities of Trieste and Genoa acquire IBM 1620 Data Processing Systems for scientific research and nuclear energy calculations. SIAI Marchetti, one of Italy's oldest aircraft manufacturers, also acquires a 1620.
The Milan plant begins production of the IBM 548 Interpreter.
Louis Castaldi becomes general manager of IBM Italia, succeeding Giulio Vuccino, who becomes chairman of the board.
The company opens an office in Vicenza.
An IBM 1410 Data Processing System is installed at Piaggio and Company.
The Milan plant begins production of the IBM 1401.
The Milan Stock Exchange acquires an IBM 1401.
The Milan plant completes production of its first IBM 609 Calculator and IBM 1442 Card Read Punch.
IBM Italia opens a new headquarters facility in Milan and an office in Sassari.
The Milan plant begins production of the IBM 513 Reproducing Punch, IBM 1403 Printer and IBM 1444 Card Read Punch.
Ludovico Biraghi-Losetti becomes IBM Italia's general manager.
The Milan plant produces its first IBM System/360 Model 20. IBM announces plans to construct a second plant in Italy -- with 1,200 employees -- and ground is broken for the new facility in Vimercate.
Nuovo Pignone in Florence acquires an IBM System/360 Model 30.
Some 98 commercial banks and 42 savings banks are using IBM equipment.
The Vimercate plant begins operations. It replaces the original Milan manufacturing facility.
Using two IBM System/360 Model 65s, Alitalia -- an IBM customer since 1951 -- connects its Rome flight reservation system with its branch offices in Europe and the United States through a network of 263 video terminals.
Euratom uses an IBM System/360 at its nuclear research center in Ispra, Italy, for Russian translation. SEAT -- the Italian telephone company operating in Piedmont Province -- installs an IBM System/360 Model 40 to update telephone books for five million users.
IBM Scientific Centers in Venice, Pisa and Bari begin research. Scientific centers explore the use of new data processing techniques applied to scientific and technical problems, and carry out projects in cooperation with local academic and research teams.