Founded in August 1976 by Pasquale (Paky) Quadri and fellow musician Claudio Paredi, Clay Paky SpA is based in Bergamo, Italy. Claudio Paredi died just after the company was founded.
1982: The first product was Astrodisco, followed a year later by Astroraggi.
2014: Clay Paky founder Pasquale Quadri died, just after the sale of the company to Osram was announced.
Official website: http://www.claypaky.it/
June 2009 Lighting & Sound International: Alpha Males - History of Clay Paky
Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection
Clay Paky Company Profile - Alpha Males (June 2009)