Ferdinando Innocenti

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Ferdinando Innocenti (1 September 1891, in Pescia, Italy – 21 June 1966, in Varese) was an Italian businessman who founded the machinery-works company Innocenti and was the creator of the Lambretta motorscooter.

Innocenti started working as an assistant to a blacksmith in 1907.[1] By 1966, BMC models – primarily at that date versions of the Mini and the Austin/Morris 1100, assembled to a high standard at Innocenti's Milan plant – accounted for three percent of the Italian passenger car market.[1]

On his death his son, Luigi, who had been vice-chairman since 1958, succeeded him in the top job at the company he had founded.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "News and Views:Ferdinando Innocenti". Autocar. 125 (nbr 3672): 42. 1 July 1966.