Extraordinary creativity in Italian Automobile Design

By From InvestinItaly.com| Jun 05 2007
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Throughout history, Italy's outstanding talent and extraordinary creativity in automotive design has always been a feather in its cap. Its fame throughout the world has even brought people to identify certain periods of history and particular lifestyles with specific Italian cars.

Italian auto factories have turned out millions of cars from their production lines and many of them have traveled to the far corners of the globe to add luster to the fame of Italian designers.

Company
Description
Turnover
(in mln Euro)
Employee
% Export
Clients
Carrozzerie Bertone S.p.a
Turin-base Group with four divisions: Stile Bertone (styling and modelling), Tecnodesign (Engineering), Carrozzerie Bertone (Production), Socar-Ics (Windscreens Production). Activities: styling, product and process engineering, windscreen production.
579
2240
94
Opel, Bertone, Gm
Carcerano s.r.l.
Turin-based company focusing on design, vehicle architecture, product engineering, analysis of production processes, physical and virtual prototypes, ergonomics.
6
90
30
Fiat, Iveco, Irisbus, Schmidt, Trenitalia, Electrolux, Alstom, Autovaz, Delphi, Webasto, Hella, Bosh, Av.el, Momo, Plastal, other Car Makers

Fioravanti
It's a lean structure, focusing on innovations in all its phases, including prototypes (for which the company relies on contractors).
2

15

70
Shipyards, Car Makers
I. de. A.
Turin-based company. Activities: styling (automobiles, motorcycles, consumer goods), product engineering
30
290
67
Ducati, Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, Tata, Hyndai, Kia, Daewoo, Daymler Chrisler, Daihatsu, Hoover, Candy
Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.a
Turin-based Group focused on styling and design (19.1% of turnover in 2001), planning and engineering (50% of turnover in 2001), construction of prototypes and masters.
103
635
65
Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Astra, Audi, Bmw, Bugatti, Daymler Chrysler, Fiat, Lancia, Lexus, Ford, Hurliman, Hyundai, Isizu, Iveco, Lancia, Gm, Mistubishi, Pegaso, Renault, Saab, Scania, Seat, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volswagen, Consumers' goods.
Pininfarina
Turin-based company with five operative subsidiaries focusing on styling, product and process engineering, production, research.
780
2585




81*
*Pininfarina Ricerca e Sviluppo SpA
Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Citroen, Roll Royce, Daewoo, Honda, Hyundai, Gm Mitsubishi, Volvo, Changfeng, Chery, AvChina, Jaguar.
Stola
Turin-based company focusing on styling, product and process engineering, production.
85
300
40
Alfa Romeo, Daymler-Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco, Lancia, Gm, Maserati, Mistubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Scania, Seat, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volswagen.
Sz Design-Zagato
Sz Design is a styling center able to develop everything from ideas to functioning prototypes in the automotive, transportation and product design sectors.
8
100
75
Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Aston Martin, Bombardier, CNH, Telecom.

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