|Founded||Turin, Italy February 13, 1968 as Studi Italiani Realizzazione Prototipi S.p.A.|
|Fate||Controlling interest acquired by Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. (August 09, 2010)|
|Dirk Große-Loheide Chairman |
Jörg Astalosch CEO
|Services||Styling, Engineering, Pre-Series, Testing & Validation, Industrial Design|
|Revenue||€193 million (2015)|
Number of employees
Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A. is a design and engineering company and brand 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.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. As of 2010, Italdesign employs 800 people.
On August 9, 2010, Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi's subsidiary Lamborghini acquired 90.1% of the shares of Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A., including the brand name rights and patents.The remaining shares were sold to Audi on 28 June 2015, with Giorgetto Giugiaro resigning from the firm at the same time.
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.
Volkswagen and Italdesign have a history of working together that dates back to the early 1970s.
Former Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piëch apprenticed at Italdesign during the summer of 1972, learning about engineering and design.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).
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 Giugiaro and his son, Fabrizio Giugiaro, continued to have active roles in the company.In July 2015 it was announced that Giorgetto Giugiaro had left and sold the remaining shares to Audi AG.
Following a large-scale cooperation with SEAT - already dating back to the 1980s - Italdesign created a new firm, Diseño Industrial Italdesign Srl, in SEAT's hometown 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. In 2017 the company founded a daughter company dedicated to building collector vehicles. Named ITALDESIGN AUTOMOBILI SPECIALI, the new brand will feature on all vehicles constructed in ultra low series production, aimed at a number of selected collectors. The first car to be produced is the Zerouno with a production of only five units.
Cars produced or planned by the new group.
Italdesign acquired SALLIG, a company founded in 1960 that designs and builds acrylic, cast iron and zamak matrices for automotive, aeronautical and household appliance prototypes.
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.
Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A. is headquartered 10 km south of Turin, Italy, in Moncalieri. Best known for its automobile design work, Italdesign also offers project management, styling, packaging, engineering, modeling, prototyping and testing services.
Italdesign has 993 employees and generated over €193 million revenue in 2015.
Under Volkswagen Group ownership, Rupert Stadler is the Chairman of the Board and Jörg Astalosch is CEO.[ citation needed ]
Italdesign has been credited for the design of a wide variety of concept and production cars since the firm's founding in 1968.
|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|
|American Motors AMX/3||1969 [ circular reference ]|
|Aston Martin Twenty Twenty||2001|
|Audi-Karmann Asso di Picche||1973|
|BMW Nazca C2||1991|
|BMW Nazca C2 Spider||1993|
|BMW Nazca M12||1991|
|BMW-Karmann Asso di Quadri||1976|
|Bugatti 18/3 Chiron||1999|
|Chevrolet Corvette Moray||2003|
|Daihatsu D-Compact X-Over||2006|
|Fiat Croma 8V||2005|
|Fiat Panda 4x4 Strip||1980|
|Ford Maya II ES||1985|
|Ford Maya II EM||1985|
|Ford Mustang by Giugiaro||2006|
|Frazer Nash Namir||2009|
|Hyundai Pony Coupé||1974|
|Isuzu Asso di Fiori||1979|
|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 Voyah i-Land||2020|
|Lamborghini Marco Polo||1982|
|Maserati Coupé 2+2||1974|
|Maserati Medici II||1976|
|SEAT Proto C||1990|
|SEAT Proto T||1989|
|SEAT Proto TL||1990|
|Toyota Alessandro Volta||2009|
|Volkswagen Karmann Cheetah||1971|
|Volkswagen Porsche Tapiro||1970|
|Volkswagen W12 Roadster||1998|
|Volkswagen W12 Syncro||1997|
|Alfa Romeo 156 Facelift||2002|
|Alfa Romeo 159||2005|
|Alfa Romeo Alfasud||1971|
|Alfa Romeo Alfasud Sprint||1976|
|Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT||1974|
|Alfa Romeo Brera||2005|
|Chevrolet Aveo/Daewoo Kalos||2002|
|Daewoo Lanos hatchback||1997|
|Daewoo Lanos notchback||1996|
|Fiat Duna Weekend||1986|
|Fiat Grande Punto||2005|
|Fiat Palio Weekend||2000|
|Fiat Punto Cabrio||1993|
|Fiat Sedici/Suzuki SX4||2006|
|Ford Capri [ citation needed ] (interior)||1989|
|Maserati 3200 GT (exterior)||1998|
|Maserati Coupé (exterior)||2002|
|Maserati Spyder (exterior)||2001|
|Morris Ital [ citation needed ]||1980|
|Proton Suprima S||2013|
|Subaru Alcyone SVX||1991|
|Toyota Aristo/Lexus GS||1991|
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Italdesign Giugiaro S.p.A., Turin (Italy) 90.1%