Italdesign Giugiaro

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Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A
Private
Industry Design
Fate Controlling interest acquired by Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. (August 09, 2010)[1][2]
Founded Turin, Italy February 13, 1968 (1968-02-13) as Studi Italiani Realizzazione Prototipi S.p.A[3]
Founder
  • Giorgetto Giugiaro
  • Aldo Mantovani
[3]
Headquarters Moncalieri, Italy[4]
Area served
Worldwide[5]
Key people
  • Fabrizio Giugiaro Vice President
  • Enzo Pacella Managing Director
Services
  • Project Management
  • Styling
  • Packaging
  • Engineering
  • Modeling
  • Prototyping
  • Testing
[5]
Revenue €100 million (2010)[2][6]
Profit €1 million (2011)[7]
Total equity €120 million (2011)[7]
Owner
[2][3][7]
Number of employees
800 (2010)[6]
Website italdesign.it
Footnotes / references
[8]

Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A is a design and engineering company based in Moncalieri, Italy, that traces its roots to the 1968 foundation of Studi Italiani Realizzazione Prototipi S.p.A by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani.[3][8] Best known for its automobile design work, Italdesign also offers product design, project management, styling, packaging, engineering, modeling, prototyping and testing services to manufacturers worldwide.[5] As of 2010, Italdesign employs 800 people.[2][3][4]

On August 09, 2010, AUDI AG subsidiary Lamborghini Holding S.p.A acquired 90.1% of the shares of Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A, including the brand name rights and patents.[1][2] The remaining shares were sold to Audi on 28 June 2015, with Giorgetto Giugiaro resigning from the firm at the same time.[9]

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani founded Studi Italiani Realizzazione Prototipi S.p.A, the company that would eventually become Italdesign, on February 13, 1968, in Moncalieri, Italy.[3][8]

Volkswagen[edit]

Volkswagen and Italdesign have a history of working together that dates back to the early 1970s.[2]

Former Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piëch apprenticed at Italdesign during the summer of 1972, learning about engineering and design.[10] Italdesign is responsible for the design of several notable Volkswagen vehicles including the first generation Volkswagen Golf (1974), Volkswagen Scirocco (1974) and Volkswagen Passat (1973) and the Audi 80 (1974).[11]

In May 2010, Italdesign agreed to transfer 90.1% of its shares to AUDI AG subsidiary Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. in order to keep Volkswagen's Italian holdings bundled together. The purchase price was not disclosed. The Giugiaro family retained ownership of the remaining shares. Both Giorgetto Guigiaro and his son, Fabrizio Guigiaro, continue to have active roles in the company.[1][3][6][10]

A Ferrari concept car on display in the Italdesign-Giugiaro showroom in Moncalieri, Italy

Subsidiaries[edit]

Italdesign created a new firm, Diseño Industrial Italdesign Srl, in Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 to design and construct models, master models and prototypes for the Spanish manufacturing industry. This subsidiary is known today as Italdesign Giugiaro Barcelona SL.[8][12]

Acquisitions[edit]

Italdesign acquired SALLIG, a company founded in 1960 that designs and builds acrylic, cast iron and zamak matrices for automotive, auronautical and household appliance prototypes.[8]

Italdesign acquired ETM (Engineering Technologies Methods), a company founded in 1984 that creates silicone prototypes, allowing the transition from an acrylic prototype to a more refined prototype with characteristics similar to the finished product.[8]

Organization[edit]

Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A is headquartered 10 km south of Turin, Italy, in Moncalieri.[4] Best known for its automobile design work, Italdesign also offers project management, styling, packaging, engineering, modeling, prototyping and testing services.[5]

Italdesign has 800 employees and generates over €100 million revenue annually.[3]

Under Volkswagen Group ownership, Giorgetto Giugiaro is Chairman of the Executive Committee, Fabrizio Giugiaro is Vice President and Enzo Pacella is Managing Director.[1]

Automotive design work[edit]

Italdesign has been credited for the design of a wide variety of concept and production cars since the firm's founding in 1968.

Concept cars[13]
Model Year
Abarth 1600 GT 1969
Alfa Romeo Brera 2002
Alfa Romeo Caimano 1971
Alfa Romeo Iguana 1969
Alfa Romeo New York Taxi 1976
Alfa Romeo Scighera 1997
Alfa Romeo Visconti 2004
Aston Martin Twenty Twenty 2001
Audi-Karmann Asso di Picche 1973[14]
Bizzarrini Manta 1968
BMW M1 1971
BMW Nazca C2 1991
BMW Nazca C2 Spider 1993
BMW Nazca M12 1991
BMW-Karmann Asso di Quadri 1976
BMW-Karmann Cheetah 1971
Bugatti 18/3 Chiron 1999
Bugatti EB112 1993
Bugatti EB118 1998
Bugatti EB218 1999
Bugatti ID90 1990
Chevrolet Corvette Moray 2003
Daewoo Bucrane 1995
Daewoo d'Arts 1997
Daihatsu D-Compact X-Over 2006
Ferrari GG50 2005
Fiat Croma 8V 2005
Fiat Firepoint 1994
Fiat Panda 4x4 Strip 1980
Ford Maya II 1985
Ford Mustang by Giugiaro 2006
Frazer Nash Namir 2009
Hyundai Pony Coupé 1974
Isuzu Asso di Fiori 1979
Italdesign Asgard 1988
Italdesign Aspid 1988
Italdesign Aztec 1988
Italdesign Biga 1992
Italdesign Capsula 1982
Italdesign Cinquecento 1992
Italdesign Columbus 1992
Italdesign Formula 1996
Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido 2012
Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper 2014
Italdesign Giugiaro Gea 2015
Italdesign Giugiaro Go 2011
Italdesign Giugiaro Parcour 2013
Italdesign Giugiaro Quaranta 2008
Italdesign Giugiaro Vad.Ho 2007
Italdesign Lucciola 1993
Italdesign M8 1978
Italdesign Machimoto 1986
Italdesign Marlin 1984
Italdesign Maya 1984
Italdesign Structura 1998
Italdesign Together 1984
Italdesign Touareg 2000
Jaguar Kensignton 1990
Lamborghini Calà 1995
Lamborghini Marco Polo 1982
Lancia Medusa 1980
Lancia Megagamma 1978
Lancia Orca 1982
Lexus Landau 1994
Lotus Esprit 1972
Lotus Etna 1984
Maserati Boomerang 1972
Maserati Buran 2000
Maserati Coupé 2+2 1974
Maserati Kubang 2003
Maserati Medici 1974
Maserati Medici II 1976
Mitsubishi Nessie 2005
Oldsmobile Incas 1986
Proton Emas 2010
Renault Gabbiano 1983
SEAT Proto C 1990
SEAT Proto T 1989
SEAT Proto TL 1990
SsangYong C200 2008
Suzuki Microutilitaria 1969
Toyota Alessandro Volta 2009
Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah 1971
Volkswagen Orbit 1986
Volkswagen Porsche Tapiro 1970
Volkswagen Tarek 2003
Volkswagen Tex 2011
Volkswagen W12 Roadster 1998
Volkswagen W12 Syncro 1997
Production cars[13]
Model Year
Alfa Romeo 159 2005
Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1971
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint 1976
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT 1974
Alfa Romeo Brera 2005
Audi 80 1978
Besturn B50 2009
Besturn B70 2006
Brilliance BS2 2009
Brilliance BS6 2001
Chevrolet Aveo/Daewoo Kalos 2002
Daewoo Lacetti 2003
Daewoo Lanos hatchback 1997
Daewoo Lanos notchback 1996
Daewoo Leganza 1997
Daewoo Matiz 1998
Daihatsu Move 1998
DeLorean DMC-12 1981
Eagle Premier 1987
Fiat Croma 1985
Fiat Croma 2005
Fiat Duna/Prêmio 1985
Fiat Duna Weekend 1986
Fiat Grande Punto 2005
Fiat Idea 2003
Fiat Palio/Siena 2000
Fiat Palio Weekend 2000
Fiat Panda 1980
Fiat Punto 1993
Fiat Punto Cabrio 1993
Fiat Sedici 2006
Fiat Uno 1983
Ford Capri[citation needed] (interior) 1989
FSO Polonez 1978
Hyundai Excel 1985
Hyundai Pony 1974
Hyundai Presto 1985
Hyundai Sonata 1988
Hyundai Stellar 1983
Isuzu Gemini/Spectrum 1984
Isuzu Piazza/Impulse 1981
Iveco Massif/Campagnola 2008
Lancia Delta 1979
Lancia Prisma 1982
Lancia Thema 1984
Lotus Esprit 1972
Maserati 3200 GT (exterior) 1998
Maserati Bora 1971
Maserati Coupé (exterior) 2002
Maserati MC12 2004
Maserati Merak 1972
Maserati Quattroporte 1976
Maserati Spyder (exterior) 2001
Morris Ital[citation needed] 1980
Proton Prevé 2012
Proton Suprima S 2013
Renault 19 1988
Renault 21 1986
Saab 9000 1984
SEAT Córdoba 1993
SEAT Ibiza 1984
SEAT Ibiza 1993
SEAT Málaga 1985
SEAT Toledo 1991
SEAT Toledo 1998
Ssangyong Korando[citation needed] 2010
SsangYong Rexton 2001
Subaru Alcyone SVX 1991
Suzuki Carry L40/L40V 1969
Suzuki SX4 2006
Toyota Aristo/Lexus GS 1991
Volkswagen Golf 1974
Volkswagen Passat 1973
Volkswagen Scirocco 1974
Zastava Florida 1987
Industrial vehicles
Model Year
Lamborghini Champion 1998
Lamborghini Champion 2001
Lamborghini Formula 1991
Lamborghini Premium 1995
Lamborghini Runner 1995
Lamborghini Victory 1998

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d VOLKSWAGEN AG 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Automobilwoche 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h VOLKSWAGEN AG 2010a.
  4. ^ a b c Italdesign 2011a.
  5. ^ a b c d Italdesign 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Italdesign 2010.
  7. ^ a b c AUDI AG 2012, p. 62.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Conceptcarz 2011.
  9. ^ Ciferri, Luca (2 July 2015). "Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name". Automotive News. 
  10. ^ a b Ciferri 2010.
  11. ^ Italdesign 2011b.
  12. ^ AUDI AG 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Projects". italdesign.it (official website). Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "1973 Audi Asso di Picche by Italdesign". diseno-art.com. 

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