1916

Origins

Abramo Vital creates the corporation, "Calzificio Torinese." Following the donation of a weaving machine,
he begins the production of socks.

In 1955, the company name is changed to
"it MAGLIFICIO calzifico Torinese."

1958

Everyone wants socks with "K"

Following a complaint from several clients, the Vitale family establishes the "K-Kontroll", a label that guarantees the quality of its products. The "K" appears on all the products from the company Vitale, giving rise to the name "Kappa" a registered trademark since 1967

1969 THE PERFECT
LOGO

It was during a photo shoot for swimwear catalog Beatrix that Maurizio Vitale found the identity of Robe di Kappa: A photo of a man and a woman, sitting back-to-back, becomes the brands logo.

1979

Sports Sponsorship

A strategy that opens the brand internationally

Maurizio Vitale convinced of the influence of sport on the world, is the first in Italy to sponsor a football team, convinced of the influence of sport on the world.

1984

Los Angeles
Olympics Games

The triumph of technology and design.

The team official uniforms were created under the advice of Dr. Kuznetz from NASA who was, inspired by the uniforms of cosmonauts, the drew the American outfits and used the color silver to reflect light to keep the athletes bodies cool. The shoes were, made ​​by the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.

1989

AC Milan won the Champions League

In 1989, AC Milan won the Champions League for the third time. At this time, AC Milan is the largest club in Europe.

1997

A successful year for Ronaldo and
FC Barcelona

Sporting the Kappa jersey fc barcelona won their 23rd King's Cup and their 4th European Cup.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo won the title of top scorer in La Liga, the Ballon d'Or and was voted best player of the year by FIFA.

1999

A dream come true

On January 15, 1999, Basic Net wins the tender to become the OEM of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC).
Kappa is known for product innovation in the world of football in Italy equipping the first close-fitting and stretchy jersey . Kappa signs a 4 year contract with the future Euro 2000 finalist.

2000

Kappa gets rugby with the Federation Italian Rugby

In 2000 the brand signed a partnership with the Italian Rugby Federation, bringing innovation, comfort, and strength to Italian rugby-tunics. Kappa is the first to manufacture a close-fitting polyester jersey for this sport . In 2010, the FIR and Kappa celebrated their 10th anniversary of partnership.

2003

A new title for the French stage

Stade Français won the 11th championship of France's history in the jersey Kappa.

2010

Kappa begins the sky-bluesand whites adventure with Racing Métro

Racing Metro 92 historic rugby club and champion of France 5 times, joined Kappa for 5 seasons. The Legend and the ambition of the club fits perfectly with the Italian brand.

2011

Kappa confirms its presence in the world of sailing with the Voiles de Saint-Tropez

While the brand always accompanies the challenge for the America's Cup Malcazone Latino, Kappa is committed to the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the biggest event of old ships.

2016

Kappa, Major partner of sport in France

SOCCER Ligue 1 | Ligue 2

Football

RUGBY TOP 14 | PRO D2

Rugby

BASKETBALL PRO A l PRO B | LFB

Basketball

HANDBALL PRO D1 | PRO D2 | LFH

Handball