In 1954, because of the initiative of two mechanical engineers, Pietro Tanzini and Franco Viciani, Vitap was born, which from its very inception specialized in the construction of woodworking machinery, and because of the ancient tradition of furniture production in Tuscany, this provided them with the opportunity to develop prototypes which they constructed. In 1957 the first mechanical drill with one head was born and this was quickly followed by other models. Then, in 1968 the multi-headed drill was put on the market. Simultaneously, tentative efforts were made to export these products which resulted in very successful sales throughout Europe in the 1970's. In the early '80's the company was reorganized, and since 1987 Vitap has launched 22 new models which have been very successful, so much so, that Vitap today exports to more than 60 countries in the world.