Based in Bassano del Grappa in Northern Italy, Manfrotto designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of camera and lighting support equipment for the professional photographic, film, theater, live entertainment, and video markets. Its extensive line of products includes camera tripods and heads, lighting stands, and accessories.
Manfrotto was founded in 1972, and in 1989 it became part of the UK-based Vitec Group. Manfrotto products are sold in its nine primary markets of Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States, through its own distribution companies, Manfrotto Distribution, and through independent distributors in over 80 other countries and regions.
In addition, Manfrotto also develops products under the Gitzo brand, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and whose tripods are acknowledged by professionals the world over as setting the industry standard for excellence.