Every day, crowned heads, heads of State and Hollywood stars use Italica products.
Weihai Julia doubles its production capacity: the total area gets to 12,000 square meters with more than 200 employees.
Italica manufacture 50% of worldwide production of windsurfing masts and accessories in carbon and composite material. This production grows together with the production of Sup paddles.
Italica integrates its own research-lab with new, cutting edge electronic tools for composite and raw material analysis. It becomes one of the official suppliers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with the rig of an ultralight boat. It faces successfully the Spinning, Fly Fishing and Sea Fishing American market.
Production expands to sports, industrial and automotive sectors, thanks to some new lines with hot press molding technology.
Weihai Julia increases its production capacity by building a new factory: workforce grows by 35%. Important global agreements allow the use of patents on some carbon fiber artifacts.
Weihai Julia, the Chinese subsidiary of Italica, increases enormously the number of its clients in the fishing rod segment.
Many major brands (North Sails, Gaastra, Bic, Decathlon, Sultanate of Oman) trust in Italica for the development of their new carbon fiber projects.
Julia WH is founded: located in China, it ensures 100% Italian quality and management.
Julia Rod is converted into Italica spa. The production gets expanded with carbon fiber windsurf booms and masts. Major worldwide partnerships are established.
Julia Rod is founded by a Gianni Beltrame’ s intuition, specializing in the production of carbon fiber fishing rods.