FCA Italy

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FCA Italy S.p.A.
Formerly called
Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.
Industry Automotive
Predecessors Fiat Auto S.p.A.
Founded Turin, Italy (February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01))
Headquarters Italy
Area served
Worldwide
Subsidiaries

FCA Italy S.p.A. (formerly Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.) is a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (formerly of Fiat S.p.A.) dedicated to the production and selling of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

History[edit]

In January 1979 Fiat S.p.A.'s automotive production activities were spun off into a new subsidiary, Fiat Auto S.p.A., as part of an ongoing decentralization process within Fiat.[1] Vittorio Ghidella was named CEO.

Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. was created on 1 February 2007 from Fiat Auto S.p.A.[2] Simultaneously the four divisions of Fiat Auto (Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat Veicoli Commerciali) were made into four Società per azioni, all controlled 100% by FGA. The former brand directors became CEOs of the new societies, while the employees and production facilities remained under FGA.[2] At the same time the Abarth brand was relaunched as Abarth & C. S.p.A., a fifth independent society again owned 100% by FGA.[3]

On December 15, 2014 Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. changed name to FCA Italy S.p.A.; the name change was announced to the press the following day.[4][5]

Ferrari S.p.A. and Maserati S.p.A. are not under the control of FGA, and remained directly owned by the parent company Fiat S.p.A., and subsequently FCA.

Subsidiaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Villare, Renzo (24 January 1979). "Il vertice per la Fiat degli «Anni Ottanta»". La Stampa. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Ora Fiat Auto cambia nome: diventa Fiat Group Automobiles". La Repubblica (in Italian). 23 January 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Borgomeo, Vincenzo (23 January 2007). "Svolta Fiat: torna l'Abarth e diventa marchio indipendente". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Creation of FCA Italy SpA" (PDF) (press release). Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Vellequette, Larry P. (16 December 2015). "Chrysler and Fiat names dropped from corporate titles". autonews.com. Retrieved 16 December 2015.