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IDS over the Years


IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi was founded in 1980, becoming the first Italian engineering company based on an American model. In the first ten years after being established, IDS focused on the area of defense employing around 40 staff.

From 1990 to 2000, IDS offered engineering solutions, developing integrated hardware and software systems which improved the efficiency of clients’ work processes. The organization grew further to around 80 members of staff, 80% of whom were engineers and physicists qualified to university degree level.

Between 2000 and 2010 IDS commenced its transition to become a major industry player with a five-year investment plan to develop and launch innovative and cutting-edge products on the global market. This was made possible thanks to the opening of IDS subsidiaries in four continents across the world.

The IDS Headquarters in Pisa now employ over 300 members of staff, with around 500 employed worldwide, 70% of whom are engineers and physicists. With new modern headquarters with dedicated areas to planning, experimentation and production in a total of 7000m2, IDS has truly become a major industrial player in the field.

Continuous investment in research & technological development means that IDS has provided new and innovative solutions to its clients worldwide becoming a reference point for civil and military customers.