Baitella was founded by Carlo Baitella in 1958. In 1972 he developed the first articulated gauging arms. In 1973 the initial patents were applied for. In 1978 the transformation from an individually owned company into a corporation occurred and Baitella AG was founded. In 1980, in conjunction with the University Hospital Zurich, the first medical applications were developed. In the following years the products were consistently further developed, patented and marketed worldwide in a variety of application areas.