Founded in Ivrea in 1908, Olivetti has achieved a position of excellence in office products, IT systems and services and telecommunications. The company is renowned for its interest in research and innovation, for its attention to industrial design and the social and cultural aspects of work. The company has been part of Telecom Italia Group since 2003. The Associazione Archivio Storico Olivetti, founded in Ivrea in 1998, collects, reorganises and preserves the immense archives of documents on the history of the Company and the members of the Olivetti Family. Its activity also extends to the organisation of various cultural activities like exhibitions, publications, research and studies that promote knowledge of the history and values of Olivetti.