Fabbrica d'armi Pietro BERETTA S.P.A.

Via Pietro Beretta 18
25063 Gardone Val Trompia
Brescia - Italy

Tel : +(39) 0 30 83 41 1

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The BERETTA company

is located in Lombardy, one of the northern province of Italy.
Was it the closeness of Venetia and the Republic of Venice as well that facilitate the development of the arms factory, as demonstrated by the very first orders granted to the company?
BERETTA is still established today on its historical site of Gardone Val Trompia, and stretches over 75.000 square meters.



The Company Today


Thirteen generations after its creation, his direct descendant, Ugo Gussalli Beretta, assisted by his sons Pietro and Franco, today manages the enterprise.

Five hundred years of experience have allowed the Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta S.p.A. to advance with the times.

The company houses 1,000 machine tools, most of which are NCN milling machines with tool magazines and interlocking robots.

The Beretta company's production covers almost the entire range of existing portable firearms ; engraved over-end-under and side-by-side shotguns for hunting, sporting and competition, autoloaders and pump action guns, express double rifles, semi-automatic pistols (from cal. 22 short up to cal. 45 Auto), sub machine guns, assault rifles and light machine guns.

Since the beginning of the nineties, Beretta has been adding to its production of sporting firearms a complete set of accessories and garments for hunting, clay shooting and leisure, which have shortly won an enviable reputation for their technical quality and their sober elegance. In 1995, the first Beretta Gallery has been inaugurated in New-York. More recently have followed other galleries in Dallas, Buenos Aires and Paris. The next step will come with the opening of the first italian Beretta Gallery in Milan.

Beretta - supplier to armed forces ...
For many years, the Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta has supplied armed and police forces, not only in Italy but all over the world. The United States Defense Forces - the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guards, adopted the Beretta pistol 92 F, the side arm of many State Police Departments in the United States. The French Gendarmerie and Air Forcefollowed suit with the 92G model. In the United States, the Federal Police and the US Border Patrol are using the Beretta 96 Brigadier D, cal 40 S&W.

… and present in all world-wide sporting events.
With the production of sporting firearms representing 75% of the total production (of which 70% is exported), Beretta is a fixture in the rapidly expanding market of clay shooting, and plays an essential role in a research product innovation and competitions. Beretta competition guns have won more medals at the Olympic Games, World Championships and international competitions than any other make of shotgun. As in 1526, hard work, innovation and respect for tradition, as well as constant research and up-to-date production methods are the foundation on which Beretta has built up its reputation and image of quality all over the world.
Today the company forms part of the Beretta Holding S.p.A. The group, which is controlled by the Beretta family, is also composed of others important arms manufacturers in Italy and abroad.


Key Dates of the
Company's History




The oldest arms manufacturing company in the world, spanning over sixteen generations

The Beretta dynasty was already active in the XVI century, the era when firearms earn their spurs, and as therefore been very closely connected with the history of firearms. The company name is first mentioned in 1526, in the small northern italian village of Gardone Val Trompia near Brescia, where it is still established. Bartolomeo Beretta (born before 1498; passed away circa 1565/68) ran the family business.

Facsimile of a commercial document held in the Venice Historical Archives


Among the more noteworthy of the founder's descendants are :
Pietro Beretta (1791 - 1853), who significantly expanded the company ; Giuseppe (1840 - 1903), his son, who provided an international dimension ; Pietro (1870 - 1957), who introduced modern production techniques ...


... and at last his two sons, Giuseppe (1906 - 1993) and Carlo (1908 - 1984), who gave the company its multinational character, leading its success in both sport and defense sectors.

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