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
Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
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 percent 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 percent 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 FCA Italy and are directly owned by the parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Vellequette, Larry P. (16 December 2015). "Chrysler and Fiat names dropped from corporate titles". autonews.com. Retrieved 16 December 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)