CAMP (Concezione Articoli Montagna Premana) was founded in 1889 in the village of Premana in Northern Italy. Operating from a small workshop, the founder Nicolas Codega manufactured wrought iron products for the local area. He passed his skills onto his son Antonio, who went on to develop ice axes for troops crossing the Alps during WW1.
The drive to move into the mountaineering market came through a connection with the famous alpinist Ricardo Cassin who inspired the development of pitons and nuts, and who’s name was given to the CASSIN brand. By the end of the 1960s C.A.M.P. had fully committed to the manufacture of mountaineering products, and continued to lead the way in product development and innovation.
This tradition of innovation saw CAMP excel in the fast and light mountaineering market, with new developments in the 80’s in aluminium alloys which made it possible to manufacture extremely lightweight mountaineering gear. CAMP continue to specialise in this area and to lead the market in the fast and light field.
At the end of the 1990s CAMP took a century of experience making the best quality mountaineering gear into the industrial safety market, connecting with industries who need personal protective equipment and opening up new markets across the globe.
Today CAMP is proud to export to over 60 countries, and to see the fourth generation of Codega family continuing CAMP’s mission, to be leaders in innovation and development of top end mountaineering and safety equipment, and to have a dedicated relationship with our customers.