In February 1982 all four models – the F156, F183, F228 and F278 – were shown at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.
The production area within the MIM factory was expanded to 600 square metres, increasing production to 2 pianos per month.
In 1983 the company began collaborating with Zeltron (Zanussi Institute for Research) with the aim of further improving tonal quality.
Initial success followed in 1984 and 1985 when well-known pianists including Aldo Ciccolini, Alfred Brendel, Martha Argerich, Vladimir Aschkenazy, Lazar Berman, Nikita Magaloff, Michel Beroff, Annie Fischer, Louis Lortie and many others began to play Fazioli pianos. A number of important concert halls purchased the F278 concert grand piano and the firm started exporting to major European countries and the United States.
The demand for an instrument having even greater power and richness of tone, for use in large concert halls, inspired the concept of the F308 model, which is still the longest piano available on the market. Alongside this project, work began on a new model to complement the existing line, the medium-size F212 with a length of 212 cm.