Our History

Nearly 40 years of passion and continuous efforts in researching new solutions.

1979

Dima Italia is founded for the distribution of electronic medical devices and surgery instruments. Its first headquarter is located in Bologna, Via Saragozza 166.

1983

Dima Italia moves to a new location in Bologna, Via Argelati 16, a few steps away from the Sant’Orsola Hospital.

1985

The first Negative Pressure Ventilator, the “Negavent Respirator” is designed.

1986

The production improvement leads the company to move to the larger location of Via Barontini 10 in Bologna.

1989

The serial production of the Negavent Respirator starts and in a brief period of time this ventilator becomes the most selling respirator of its kind on the domestic market. Soon, other models are released until the today’s New Negavent DA-3 PLUS model, the Pegaso V.

1990

Dima Italia extends its product range, obtaining the commercial exclusiveness for the Italian market of the ultrasonographs and ecodoppler of the CME firm (USA).

1991

The first bi-level ventilator, the Multilevel Night&Day ST30, is developed.

1995

Dima Italia also begins to distribute anti decubitus products on behalf of ACTION PRODUCTS (USA) and amplifies its commercial network by designating distributors and agents throughout Italy.

1996

Dima Italia Sas conveys its activity to Dima Italia Srl.

1999

This year is of an extreme importance for the development of the company. The new Positive Volumetric/Pressometric Ventilator model “V-Leonard” is launched not only in the national but also in the international market.
Moreover, Dima Italia Srl introduces a total quality controlled system, certified by UNI CEI ISO 9001:2000 and UNI EN ISO 13485:2002. In addition, all products comply with the specific European Safety rules and are certified according to the 93/42/CEE directive and with the approval of the Notified Body CERMET. In the meantime, Dima Italia continues to commercialize anti decubitus products, for both long illnesses as well as in the operating room, such as the positioning and polymer mattresses, water and air mattresses and disposable parts for ventilators.

2002

Two new ventilators are developed, which become the most selling products of Dima Italia for the following years: the Pegaso Cough, a cough assistant ventilator, and the Multilevel VP, a volume and pressure ventilator.

2004

Dima Italia moves its offices and production site to the new 3.500 sqm premises and continues to design and produce innovative respiratory products, increasing its range with new models, such as CPAP, Multilevel, Pulsoximeters, Oxygen Flow Regulators, Negative and Positive Pressure Ventilators and measurement tools for the pneumological sector such as volume-flux measurers.

2005

Today’s negative pressure ventilator, the Pegaso V is launched on the market.

2006

The new O2 Flow Regulator 106 is released.

2007

Dima Italia launches the first paediatric cough assistant worldwide, the Mini Pegaso, which is portable thanks to its internal battery. Moreover, the current Multilevel ST30 is developed.

2008

Dima Italia receives the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) certificate for the production lines Pegaso V and Pegaso Cough and increases exportation to the American market.

2010

The long experience and steady research leads to brand new models, such as Multilevel ST40, a bilevel pressure ventilator with unprecedented technical features. In the second part of 2010 the launch of the successor of the Multilevel VP is programmed, the new Athena, a volume and pressure ventilator of the newest generation.

2013

The new models of Pegaso Cough and Mini Pegaso are released.

2014

Dima Italia celebrates its 35th anniversary!

2015

The new pressure support ventilator Luna is developed and a new model of Athena pressure and volume ventilator is released.

2016

Dima Italia continues its successful strategy of research and development by focusing on planning new devices for Negative Pressure Ventilation and Oxygen Therapy.

2017

An important process of corporate identity restyling starts up and leads to significant technological innovations, such as the development of a brand new corporate multilanguage website www.dimaitalia.com, now fully supporting both desktop and mobile platforms. Also, new device development (IAPV, NPV, Ventilazione Presso-Volumetrica) and the improvement of Export and Marketing activities keep on going ahead.