Ongoing innovation, research and development of new technologies, quality and manufacturing excellence: this is Benelli's philosophy.
Lupo: the first Benelli's bolt action has hunting DNA.
The 828 U Beccaccia is born.
Be Team, Benelli's first international team of professional practical shooters.
BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) is an exclusive treatment, covered by trade secrets, that protects from corrosion, wear and external agents
Raffaello Be Diamond, the gem of the Benelli range, is a concentrate of technology, that is even more resistant thanks to the exclusive BE.S.T. treatment.
The 828 U Sport is born, the innovative over & under designed for Sporting and Compak Sporting, with totally sports DNA.
This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the company, a special year for Benelli, that will also be the year of the gorgeous 12- and 20-gauge limited editions Raffaello 50° Anniversary.
Super Black Eagle 3 is the family of semi-automatic 3.5" Super Magnum, ideal for hunting in extreme environment.
Expansion of the Benelli Armi's plant.
Benelli Industry 4.0. AGV collaborative robots.
Rollout of the line of over & under shotguns 828 U.
The world's broadest left-handed semiautomatic range, also in 20 gauge.
The two new Raffaello models are presented: Power Bore and Black, the essence of technology, power and design.
Official presentation of Montefeltro Beccaccia Supreme.
New Customer Care area is built.
Lean Production-oriented Benelli Production System is implemented.
The one and only 28-gauge inertial semi-automatic, the Raffaello Crio.
Vinci, 4 new patents© for 3 modules: stock, barrel and carriage.
Benelli qualifies its suppliers ranking them as “excellent” and awards them FREE PASS status.
Mr1: the 223-calibre Law Enforcement rifle.
Bimillionaire Benelli celebrates 40 years and 2 million firearms sold with the limited series Bimillionaire.
Beccaccia the lightest semi-automatic in gauge 12 (2.6 kg) and in gauge 20 (2.3 kg).
The Comfortech System® is the first and only patent in the world that increases the shooter's comfort.
Benelli enter the rifled barrel's world with the semiauto rifle Argo.
The special cryogenic treatment Crio System optimizes the ballistic performance of barrels and chokes.
Benelli introduces technopolymer with the exclusive 12-gauge Nova.
M4 – the choice of the US Marines.
Benelli sets up the sales subsidiary Benelli USA in Accokeek.
In 1997 Benelli obtains a licence to open the subsidiary hosting the National Proof House in Urbino.
Centro, is designed for the dual purpose of hunting and clay pigeon shooting.
Super Black Eagle is the first 3.5" semi-automatic of the U.S. market.
Technological innovation: the beating heart of the company.
The first Super 90 left-handed semiautomatic is born.
The aesthetic excellence and elegant lines of the 121 meet mechanical and technological perfection: the Raffaello family is born.
(Photo credit by Accademia Raffaello Urbino)
Super 90: cocking system is distinguished by the presence of the magazine release lever.
Eng. Luigi Moretti is appointed Managing Director of Benelli Armi S.p.A.
The ingenious design of the Benelli inertial driven system is applied to the new Montefeltro series.
Paolo Benelli founds Benelli Iberica in Spain.
The SL80 series is born: 121- 123, Special 80, Extra Lusso, each in 3 versions (hunting, shooting, slug).
The first Benelli 20-gauge semi-automatic is born, the SL 201.
With the 121 a new generation of semi-automatic shotguns is born, the progenitor of all Benelli products.
Benelli Armi hits 2,000 shotguns manufactured, 1,000 4-round 12-gauge shotguns, 1,000 5-round 12-gauge shotguns.
The following year, the plant is built in Urbino and the production of the first firearms begins.
Bruno Civolani invents the Benelli inertial driven system.