New laboratories, new line, new corporate organization.
In April a new physical-mechanical laboratory to test the prototypes is opened.
In October Base Protection changes its corporate structure. Fegemu Sa becomes the sole shareholder.
In November debuts the new Classic Plus line, in which the Tpu-Skin patent becomes Ultreflex.
Centralised the production plant.
In via dell'Unione Europea headquarter, where already accountancy, sales office, research labs and prototypes development were based, in February 2013 the production department is inaugurated.
A solution that allows a better quality control of sole injection and product finishing, to quickly satisfy any market demand, furthermore it allows workers and designer to be directly in contact.
Ready to face non-european markets.
Base Protection register a constant growth. The 2012 turnover is over 12 millions euros: the brand is ready to be exported towards non-european markets like Arabia, North America and Russia.
The Management start an important two-years investments plan to acquire new production technologies, research and development for new technological solutions, internationalization and quality certification, safety and environmental control systems.
Classic and Smart speak albanian.
MISS BASE was born: the shoes conceived and made for the feminine foot, with Dry'n Air.
The company PROTEC Shoes Shpk in Albania was established, 100% controlled, for the lines Classic e Smart production.
The new shoes conceived to be light, solid and for all budgets.
SMART Line was born: the essential shoes with the best price-quality ratio, lighter and flexible thanks to the puncture-resistant ballistic textile
PLATINUM Line was born: the solid shoes for extreme conditions, but light because without metal parts and with "Dry'n Air plus" built in the sole.
Base Protection patents Dry'n Air, an air-flow system, below the foot sole, with a puncture-resistant midsole, that guarantees always dry and fresh feet.
In April, during the SICUR exhibition in Madrid, Base Protection is awarded a prestigious prize: "Safety & Health on Workplace" for the Dry'n Air technology used for the model Climb B618.
RECORD Line was born: ultralight and breathable shoes completely metal-free.
HYGIENE line was born: The shoes for the food industry equipped with the STICKING outsole, that guarantees the highest slip-resistance even on floors with oils and fats.
Base Protection move to Barletta.
In the new headquarters, with a surface of approx. 10000 sqm, found place the R&D and Design dept., industrialization and production control, marketing and logistics, with a team of 20 persons, average age 40 years, whose 50% has a university degree and 35% are women.
The company opens to the International markets.
Base Protection is acquired by the Spanish Group Fegemu sa, specialised in industrial supplies and machineries, with branches in Spain, France and Portugal. The company starts its expansion towards european markets.
The TITANIUM line was born: the job-oriented safety shoes.
Safety, comfort and style appreciated by the marketplace.
In the seat of Civitanova Marche, 12 employees produce mainly for the domestic market. The first year of activity brings to a turnover of about 2 millions euros. The following year the turnover is almost doubled.
Base Protection introduce a shoe with an 0,2 mm outsole that guarantees a great flexibility as well as a high shock-absorbing effect.
On March 16th Engineer Antonio Diterlizzi, the company's General Manager, is awarded with a prize at the Security& Safe Award 06 in Milan. The Tpu-Skin technology used for the layers boot Extraflex, is awarded the highest prize for the Innovation category.
Reading the prize motivation "An innovative product that faces and solves, in a brilliant way, the posture problem of all those persons being obliged to bend their feet while working."
PLANET line was born: the sport safety shoe.
Base Protection produce safety footwear with a brand new concept: add to safety comfort and style.
TPU-Skin was born. A new manufacturing process that makes Base Protection's footwear sole ANTI-FATIGUE even for hard working. A novelty that was immediately appreciated on the marketplace and by the specialists. The technology is immediately patented.
Classic Line was born: the essential and functional shoes.