In 1992, Lio Toschi, together with his wife Giovanna Follati and their son Francesco Toschi found Vega Holster, a family-run company with the intention of producing quality holsters and accessories.
The Toschi family initiative takes shape in 1993 in a small workshop in the province of Pisa, where the first products are made and sold. At the beginning, only a few people work at Vega, mostly craftsmen, there is a small stockroom and the clients are mainly Italian. Within a few years, Vega Holster becomes one of the most recognized brands in the sector, gaining leadership on the national market and conquering the international one. Today, the company grounds include over 6000 sq.m, its catalogue includes over 1,000 articles and its annual production has reached over 500,000 pieces.
The quality of our products is the distinguishing feature that quickly led Vega Holster to establish itself among the most appreciated brands in the sector.
Our commitment, continuously and passionately aimed at raising all the requirements of Vega Holster equipment to the highest levels, is articulated on many fronts
- Targeted technology: use of the latest generation of tools designed specifically for us.
- Innovative research and development: for unique and exclusive products capable of meeting the latest needs.
- Design: attention to details achieved thanks to the expert contribution of professionals in the field, who have been collaborating with Vega Holster for years.
- Performance: repeated tests of resistance and reliability of our products deployed on operating theaters around the world.
- Safety: fundamental features of every product for operators involved in high-risk missions.
These elements have always been an integral part of the Vega Holster “DNA” and are the basis of common values to all our staff because, only a close-knit team united in aspirations can guarantee excellent results and reward us with the constant renewal of "your" TRUST.
1993Europe: the European Union is born. The Maastricht Treaty enters into force. VEGA HOLSTER is born.
1994South Africa: Nelson Mandela is elected president. VEGA HOLSTER officially adopts the new brand destined to become an icon of the sector.
1995Europe: the first borders between the EC countries fall. VEGA HOLSTER participates at the IWA in Nuremberg and opens up new horizons by acquiring the first international customers.
1997Menlo Park, California, United States: Google is born, which will become the most important search engine in the world. VEGA HOLSTER is getting ready to enter in to the internet age.
1998Conflict in Kosovo. VEGA HOLSTER, for the first time, equips soldiers engaged in peacekeeping missions.
1999The 50th anniversary of NATO is celebrated. VEGA HOLSTER participates at the Milipol fair in Paris for the first time.
2002The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) of the European Union is launched. VEGA HOLSTER relocates its headquarters to face new challenges on international markets.
2003Afghanistan: International Mission "lasting freedom". The first group of Italian military contingents lands in Kabul. VEGA HOLSTER stands by their side.
2005Airbus A380, the largest aircraft ever built, takes-off for the first time. VEGA HOLSTER becomes an ISO 9001 certified company. A seal on what has always been a reference: "Quality".
2006The 21st film of the 007 series "Casinò Royale" is released. VEGA HOLSTER appears alongside James Bond.
2007Market crisis. VEGA HOLSTER strengthens its research and development laboratories. Only innovation can consolidate the past and give growth to the future.
2008Senator Barak Obama is elected 44th President of the United States of America, the first African American in history to fill this role. VEGA HOLSTER presents itself with an independent image at the Shot Show, the most important fair in the United States.
200921st NATO summit. The 60th anniversary of the organization is celebrated. VEGA HOLSTER is an official NATO supplier with Cage Code N. A7399.
2010The tallest skyscraper in the world is inaugurated in Dubai: the Burj Khalifa. VEGA HOLSTER wins an important tender to supply the "Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Public Security".
2011150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. VEGA HOLSTER wins an important multi-year tender to supply Arma dei Carabinieri (Italian Police Force).
2012Olympic Games in London. The highest expression of international sporting events. VEGA HOLSTER hits the target of internationalization. Foreign sales exceed national sales.
2013Two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon, causing 3 deaths and about 170 wounded. The police forces are faced with ever greater demanding tasks. VEGA HOLSTER presents the new polymer injection molded CAMA LINE holster at the IWA in Nuremberg, a leap forward in design and technology to meet the new challenges of the future.
2014Samantha Cristoforetti is the first Italian female to cross the threshold of the International Space Station (ISS). VEGA HOLSTER enters the electronic market through its first online sales platform dedicated to the American market.
2016The Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), respectively from Washington and Cascina (Pisa in Tuscany, Italy) announce the discovery of the existence of gravitational waves, theorized in 1915 by Albert Einstein. VEGA HOLSTER wins an important tender for holsters for the Italian State Police, an innovative product that will raise the level of safety and performance of all State Police operators.
2017The development of artificial intelligence, on all fronts, is what has most characterized the technology of 2017: from self-driving cars to bots that can support online virtual conversations; from virtual assistants to automatic translators. The use of artificial intelligence is increasingly widespread and preparing for further breakthroughs. VEGA HOLSTER presents its new range of products, at the MILIPOL 2017 fair in Paris, dedicated to law enforcement and, in particular, announces the awarding of an important commission for the French GENDARMERIE.
2018VEGA HOLSTER launches its new website, a new reference point for all professional operators and enthusiasts of the Vega Holster world.