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Lancia

Lancia Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat Group in 1969. The company has a long history of producing distinctive cars and also has a strong rally heritage. Modern Lancias are seen as presenting a more luxurious alternative to the models in the Fiat range upon which they are based. One of the firm’s trademarks is the use of letters of the Greek alphabet as the names of its models. The Lancia CEO is Olivier Fran?ois.

Type
Private

Founded
November 29 1906
by Vincenzo Lancia

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Luca di Montezemolo – President
Olivier Fran?ois – CEO

Industry
Automotive

Products
Automobiles

Parent
Fiat S.p.A.

Website
Lancia.com

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Iveco

Iveco is an Italian truck, bus, and diesel engine manufacturer, based in Turin, Italy. It is a subsidiary of the Fiat Group, and produces around 200,000 commercial vehicles and 460,000 diesel engines annually, and for the year ended 2007 the company had ?11,196 million in sales (revenues).

The name is an acronym for Industrial Vehicle Corporation, an alliance among European commercial vehicle manufacturers such as Fiat (including OM and Lancia Veicoli Speciali), Unic and Magirus.

Today the company is a significant player in the medium-duty commercial vehicle and engine markets, and is near the top for sales of passenger transport and 3.5 ton light vehicles.

Iveco became the All Blacks’ global sponsor in January 2007.

Type
Subsidiary of Fiat Group

Founded
1975 in Turin

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Paolo Monferino CEO

Industry
Manufacturing

Products
Commercial vehicles, Diesel engines

Revenue
? ? 11,196 million (2007)

Employees
26,461 (2007)

Website
Iveco.com

Fiat

Fiat S.p.A. (an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in Northern Italy. Founded in 1899 by a group of investors including Giovanni Agnelli. Fiat has also manufactured tanks and aircraft.

Fiat based cars are constructed all around the world?the largest concern outside Italy is in Brazil (best seller). It also has factories in Argentina and Poland. Fiat has a long history of licensing its products to other countries regardless of local political or cultural persuasion. Joint venture operations are found in France, Turkey, Egypt (with the state owned Nasr car company), South Africa, India and China.

Agnelli’s grandson Gianni Agnelli was Fiat chairman from 1966 until his death on January 24, 2003. However, from 1996, he only served as an “honorary” chairman, while the chairman was Cesare Romiti. After their removal, Paolo Fresco served as chairman and Paolo Cantarella as CEO. Umberto Agnelli then took over as chairman from 2002 to 2004. After Umberto Agnelli’s death on May 28, 2004, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo was named chairman, but Agnelli heir John Elkann became vice chairman at age 28 and other family members are on the board. At this point, CEO Giuseppe Morchio immediately offered his resignation. Sergio Marchionne was named to replace him on June 1, 2004.

Type
Public (BIT: F)

Founded
July 11, 1899 in Turin, Italy

Founder
Giovanni Agnelli

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Sergio Marchionne (CEO)
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (Chairman)
John Elkann (Vice Chairman)

Industry
Automotive, publishing, finance and metallurgy

Products
Autos, Trucks, vehicular equipment and financial services

Revenue
? ?58.529 billion (2007)

Net income
? ?2.054 billion (2007)

Employees
200,701 (2008)

Subsidiaries
Automobiles:
Ferrari S.p.A.
Maserati S.p.A.
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.

Abarth & C. S.p.A.
Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A.
Fiat Automobiles S.p.A.
Fiat Light Commercial Vehicles S.p.A.
Lancia Automobiles S.p.A.

Agricoltural and construction equipment:

CNH Global N.V.

Commercial vehicles:

Iveco S.p.A.

Components and production systems:

Fiat Powertrain Technologies S.p.A.
Magneti Marelli Holding S.p.A.
Teksid S.p.A.
Comau S.p.A.

Other business:

Itedi S.p.A.

La Stampa

Website
FiatGroup.com

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A. is an Italian automaker founded in 1910. Alfa Romeo has been a part of the Fiat Group since 1986. The company was originally known as A.L.F.A., which is an acronym for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (translated: Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company).

Type
Private

Founded
24 June 1910 in Milan, Italy

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Area served
Worldwide

Key people
Luca di Montezemolo – President
Luca De Meo – CEO

Industry
Automotive

Products
Automobiles

Parent
Fiat S.p.A.

Website
AlfaRomeo.com

Abarth

Abarth & C. Spa

Type
Private

Founded
April 15 1949 in Turin

Headquarters
Turin, Italy

Key people
Karl (Carlo) Abarth – Founder
Luca di Montezemolo – President
Luca De Meo – CEO

Industry
Automotive

Parent
Fiat S.p.A.

Website
Abarth.it

Abarth 695, derived from Fiat 500

History
Abarth is an Italian racing car maker founded by Italian-Austrian Karl (Carlo) Abarth in Turin in 1949.

In the 1960s, Abarth & C. S.r.l was quite successful in hillclimbing and sports car racing, mainly in classes from 850cc up to 2000cc, competing with Porsche 904 and Ferrari Dino. Hans Herrmann was a factory driver from 1962 until 1965, winning the 500km N?rburgring in 1963 with Teddy Pilette

Later, Johann Abt was promised by Carlo Abarth that he could drive a factory car for free if he won all the races he entered?which Abt nearly did, winning 29 of 30, the 30th being a second.

Along with its racing cars, Abarth produced high-performance exhaust pipes. Later, Abarth diversified in producing various tuning kits for road vehicles, mainly for Fiat. Abarth was also associated in producing sports or racing cars with Porsche and Simca.

Abarth was sold to Fiat on July 31 1971, and the racing team sold to Enzo Osella. Abarth became the racing department of Fiat, managed by famed engine designer Aurelio Lampredi. Some models built by Fiat or its subsidiaries Lancia and Autobianchi were co-branded Abarth, the most famous being the Autobianchi A112 Abarth. Abarth also prepared Fiat Group’s rally cars like Fiat 124 Abarth and 131 Abarth. In the 80s Abarth name was mainly used to mark performance Fiats like Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130 TC. The name was almost forgotten in 1990s and in 2000s it was used like a trim/model level on FIAT cars, like the FIAT Stilo Abarth.

In 2007 Fiat Automobiles SpA relaunched the brand with the Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000. The brand is to be seen as a separate division to the main Fiat brand in a similar way that the Renault Sport brand is to the mainstream Renault. It is based in the Officine 83, part of the old Mirafiori engineering plant. The company CEO is Luca De Meo, who is also the CEO of Alfa Romeo and Chief Marketing Officer of the Fiat Group.