Category:Companies based in Bologna
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The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Maserati – Maserati is an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer established on 1 December 1914, in Bologna. The companys headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident and it has been owned by the Italian-American car giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCAs Italian predecessor Fiat S. p. A. since 1993. In May 2014, due to plans and product launches. This caused them to production of the Quattroporte and Ghibli models. Maserati is placing a production output cap at 75,000 vehicles globally, the Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars for Diatto, in 1926, Diatto suspended the production of race cars, leading to the creation of the first Maserati and the founding of the Maserati marque. One of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won the 1926 Targa Florio, Maserati began making race cars with 4,6,8 and 16 cylinders. The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bolognas Piazza Maggiore, in 1920, one of the Maserati brothers, artist Mario, used this symbol in the logo at the suggestion of family friend Marquis Diego de Sterlich. Alfieri Maserati died in 1932, but three brothers, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore, kept the firm going, building cars that won races. The brothers continued in engineering roles with the company, Racing successes continued, even against the giants of German racing, Auto Union and Mercedes. In back-to-back wins in 1939 and 1940, a Maserati 8CTF won the Indianapolis 500, the war then intervened, Maserati abandoned car making to produce components for the Italian war effort. During this time, Maserati worked in fierce competition to construct a V16 town car for Benito Mussolini before Ferry Porsche of Volkswagen built one for Adolf Hitler and this failed, and the plans were scrapped. Once peace was restored, Maserati returned to making cars, the Maserati A6 series did well in the racing scene. Key people joined the Maserati team, alberto Massimino, an old Fiat engineer, with both Alfa Romeo and Ferrari experiences oversaw the design of all racing models for the next ten years. With him joined engineers Giulio Alfieri, Vittorio Bellentani, and Gioacchino Colombo, the focus was on the best engines and chassis to succeed in car racing. These new projects saw the last contributions of the Maserati brothers and this new team at Maserati worked on several projects, the 4CLT, the A6 series, the 8CLT, and, pivotally for the future success of the company, the A6GCS. Other racing projects in the 1950s were the 200S, 300S, 350S, Maserati retired from factory racing participation because of the Guidizzolo tragedy during the 1957 Mille Miglia, though they continued to build cars for privateers. Maserati became more and more focused on building road-going grand tourers, the 1957 Maserati 3500 GT marked a turning point in the marques history, as its first ground-up grand tourer design and first series produced car
2. Moto Morini – Moto Morini is an Italian maker of motorcycles. It was founded by Alfonso Morini in Bologna, in 1937, earlier, Morini had also manufactured motorcycles together with Mario Mazzetti under the name MM. After building large v-twin motorcycles early in the 21st century the company went into liquidation in late 2010, Moto Morini restarted the production of motorcycles in 2012. Alfonso Morini was born on 22 January 1898, before he was 16 he was repairing motorcycles, and at the age of sixteen, opened a workshop. This was just before World War I broke out, during the war he was with the 8th Motorcycles Unit, stationed at Padova. In 1925 Mario Mazzetti, impressed by Alfonso’s work, asked him to build a single-cylinder 120 cc two-stroke racing bike, making Alfonso the designer, constructor, and racer. They were successful racing, under the MM name, and Alfonso’s finest racing moment came in 1927 when his MM125 took six world records at Monza, in 1933 he set a new world speed record for 175 cc motorcycles of 162 km/h. In 1937 Alfonso and Mario parted ways, and Alfonso Morini went into the production of 350 cc and 500 cc three wheelers, under the Moto Morini name. The government regulations favoured these lighter fuel efficient machines, and the successful Moto Morini M610 had advanced features and this was interrupted by World War II, and Moto Morini was converted to produce aeronautical components. In 1943 the factory was bombed, undeterred, in 1946, a new three-speed transmission, single cylinder, two-stroke T125 emerged from the new Bologna factory, Via Berti. In 1947 a Sport version appeared, in 1953 a 175 cc pushrod OHV four-stroke model appeared in production. Models like Gran Turismo, Settebello, Rebello, Supersport, Briscola, Tresette, in 1956 Moto Morini moved to a larger production facility at Via Bergami. In 1958 Alfonso Morini, Dante Lambertini, and Nerio Biavati designed the 250 GP Double Camshaft, on 30 June 1969 Alfonso Morini died. His daughter, Gabriella Morini, took over management, and would remain in control until 1986, in 1970 Franco Lambertini left Ferrari works and joined Moto Morini. In 1948, Raffaele Alberti won the Italian Championship for Lightweight Motorcycles on a two-stroke 125 Competition, umberto Masetti won the Italian Championship for Lightweight Motorcycles in 1949, on a 125 SOHC four-stroke that produced 12 hp @10000 rpm, and could exceed 140 km/h. In 1952 Moto Morini won races outside of Italy with the 125 SOHC four-stroke, the 250 GP put out 37 hp @11,000 rpm and had a maximum speed of 225 km/h. In 1961, Giacomo Agostini began his career on a Moto Morini Settebello “Short Rods”. Agostini was Italian Cadet Champion in 1962, and Italian Junior Champion in 1963, tarquinio Provini, riding a Moto Morini 250 GP, won the Italian Championship in 1961 and 1962
3. Ducati Energia – Ducati Energia SpA is an Italian company based in Bologna which produces electrical and electronic components. It was founded in 1926 by the Ducati brothers, Adriano, Marcello and Bruno, to vacuum tubes, capacitors. The original Ducati company was called Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati, in 1935 Ducati became successful enough to enable construction of a new factory in the Borgo Panigale area of the city. In the late 1940s Ducati began producing engines for bicycles and later motorcycles, the former specializing in the manufacture of motorcycles and the latter for radios and electrical devices and components. Ducati Elettrotecnica was renamed Ducati Energia in the 1980s and it designs and produces a wide range of electronic components and subsystems for use in automotive, construction, security, and transmission and distribution energy efficiency. It has a presence in countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa. List of Italian companies Ducati Energia SpA, official website
4. Furla – Furla is an Italian luxury company that was created by the Furlanetto family in 1927. The company is currently a limited liability company, still owned by the Furlanetto family, Furla features Italian-designed products that range from handbags and shoes to accessories. Its headquarters are located in Bologna, in a historic 18th century villa, Furla has 5 subsidiaries in USA, France, Japan, Hong Kong, since the early 1980s, Furla began expanding the Italian accessory market to launch a franchising network. Furla currently exports to 71 countries and its products are present in over 1000 retail sales outlets and 320 single brand boutiques,156 of which are owned by the company and 164 are franchised. The company has gone into joint venture with Fung Holdings Ltd. to penetrate the China, Hong Kong, recently, the company has also gone into joint venture with Genesis Luxury Fashion Pvt. Ltd. and has filed a foreign direct investment proposal to enter the India market
5. Hera Group – Hera is a multiutility company based in Bologna, Italy. In October 2012, Hera approved the merger with AcegasAps Group, on 1 July 2014 AMGA, which operates in Udine merged with Hera Group. Hera was established in 2002 through the first merger of utilities in the Emilia-Romagna region. In 2003, Hera started the process of listing on the Milan Stock Exchange, after 2003, Hera started to grow. In over five years, the Group merged with other Italian companies operating in distribution of energy, water and gas, such as Agea, Ecosea, Meta, Geat Distribution Gas, Hera also had many long-term contracts with foreign suppliers over the years that followed. In 2006, Hera signed a memorandum of understanding with Enel, Edison, the memorandum provided for the purchase of one billion cubic meters a year of natural gas transported through the methane pipeline belonging to Galsi, a partner company of Hera. In July 2008, Hera acquired Megas Trade, selling gas and electricity in the Urbino area, the transaction formalized the birth of Hera Comm Marche, the commercial branch of the Hera Group for the Marche region, managed by Hera Comm. On 25 July 2012, approval was given for the merger with Acegas-Aps S. p. A. which became part of the Hera Group as of 1 January 2013, on 1 July 2014 AMGA – Azienda Multiservizi S. p. A. merged with Hera Group. Hera Comm is the company of Hera Group, operating in the electricity. Hera Comm Mediterranea operates exclusively in Southern Italy, Hera Comm Marche, Hera has a wide shareholding structure. The structure includes over 198 public institutions,500 professional investors, the results in terms of EBITDA and net profit achieved by the Hera Group since its establishment have registered continuous growth over the years. Hera follows a dividend distribution policy that rewards Group shareholders, the Municipalities, are the beneficiaries of Hera’s dividend policy. p. A. – a joint venture of Fondazione Carimodena and Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna The Hera Group operates in the utility services sector. The Group’s main activities are, management of services, water services. Hera Group EBITDA composition, Waste Management Water Electricity Gas Other Services Hera has the largest number of treatment plants in Italy. Managing networks spanning 20 thousand km, Hera Group distributes natural gas in the provinces of Bologna, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena, Ferrara, Modena, Rimini, Florence, Padua, Trieste, Gorizia and Udine. Through its subsidiary Marche Multiservizi, it also has a presence in the province of Pesaro-Urbino. In Bologna, Imola, Forlì, Cesena, Ferrara, Modena, Ravenna and Padua, with networks spanning 460 km, Hera serves around 82 thousand apartments
6. IMA (company) – IMA – Industria Macchine Automatiche S. p. A. is a multinational Italian company based in Bologna, Italy. IMA S. p. A. has been listed on the Borsa Italiana stock exchange since 1995 in the index FTSE Italia Mid Cap, alberto Vacchi is both president and CEO of the company. It designs and manufactures automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea and it has local production plants in Bologna and Florence in Italy along with other manufacturing sites in Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, U. S. A. More than 5,000 are employed in the company,2,600 of those work abroad, employees, more than 3,000, about 1,400 are based overseas. 18 manufacturing sites in Italy, Germany, Netherlands, UK, USA, India, worldwide sales network covering more than 70 countries. IMA S. p. A. has been listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 1995, IMA categorizes its business into two sectors, IMA Industries and IMA Pharma. IMA Homepage IMA-Pharma Homepage IMA-Pharma products IMA-Pharma News Business Week Detailed History of IMA S. p. A
7. Carpigiani – Carpigiani is an Italian company, located near Bologna, specialising in the production of ice cream making machines. It claims control of half of the world market for ice cream machines. Brothers Bruto and Poerio Carlo Carpigiani created the Gastecnica S. a. s dei fratelli Carpigiani in 1944, Carpigiani produced and patented a gelato machine, named Autogelatiera. The Carpigiani soft serve ice cream machines make a fluffy, whippy ice cream due to their clever whipping action, mixing air and ice cream mix, during the ice cream making process. The technological growth in the 1960s brought Carpigiani to become the leader in the ice cream machinery. In 1964 an American secondary company was founded with the name Coldelite U. S. A. in 1971 Carpigiani bought Cattabriga, in 1993 Carpagiani was certified UNI EN ISO9001,1987. It was the first company in the business to receive this certification, in 2003 Carpigiani established Gelato University as a school to teach about artisan gelato making using Carpigiani products. Today Carpigiani is present in the markets of Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, Japan, list of Italian companies Official Website
8. Saeco – Saeco was also the name of a road bicycle racing team sponsored by the company. The company was founded by Sergio Zappella and Arthur Schmed in 1981 as Sergio, in 1985 they launched the first completely automatic espresso machine for domestic use, called Superautomatica and in 1999 they bought the historic espresso brand of Gaggia. In May 2009, the board agreed to a purchase offer from Dutch manufacturer Philips, owner of the Senseo coffee system, subject to shareholder. The Saeco brand belongs to the Dutch electronics company Philips since July 2009, list of Italian companies Official website
9. La Perla (clothing) – La Perla is an Italian luxury lifestyle company owned by Italian entrepreneur Silvio Scaglia through the Pacific Global Management holding. Historically a lingerie brand, La Perla has expanded into lifestyle offerings including beachwear, sleepwear, bags, shoes, founded by couturière Ada Masotti in Bologna in 1954, La Perla is one of few historical fashion houses with a woman founder. Ada Masotti was trained as a corset-maker, and went on to redefine lingerie as a fashion accessory, the current Creative Director of La Perla is Julia Haart, who worked on accessories collaborations with the brand before her appointment in 2016. La Perla was founded by master corsetmaker Ada Masotti in 1954 in Bologna, Italy, while working in a local atelier, she was given the nickname “golden scissors” for her exacting cutting and tailoring abilities. Over time, Ada Masotti adapted her expertise to different kinds of lingerie, inventing styles and redefining how lingerie was considered. The company name was inspired by a box lined in red velvet, similar to a jeweler’s case, with its perfect roundness, the pearl was seen as a symbol of harmony, luxury and femininity. The Masotti family redefined lingerie as a clothing accessory, Ada Masotti would drape fabric directly on the female body, achieving expert awareness of line and movement. To adapt to the fashion statements of the 1960s, La Perla launched a lingerie line based on colorful, floral and checked patterns alongside the more traditional white, black. In the 1970s, La Perla introduced the silk jersey triangle bra, in 1978, La Perla launched its stretch lace sets, echoing the fashion of the day with its clinging dresses and natural flowing lines. During the mid-1960s, the decided to apply her knowledge of the female form to the beachwear sector, launching the first collections of bikinis. During the underwear boom that characterized the 1980s fashion scene the company started its expansion under the guidance of Alberto Masotti. Alberto Masotti’s wife, Olga Masotti, was hired by Ada Masotti as a designer in 1972 and her work included a number of innovative pieces. In 1983 La Perla introduced the under-jacket, an item designed to be visible under the suiting of the era. In 2006 actor Daniel Craig wore in the 007 Casino Royale movie a pair of Grigioperla swimming trunks, in 2012 Christie’s organized a special auction celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Bond film and the La Perla trunks were sold for £44,450. La Perla launched the Cage Bustier in 2007 worn by Victoria Beckham in the video of “Headlines, a capsule Cage collection was later launched, including the Cage top which received critical acclaim when worn by Beyoncé for her 2014 Grammy Awards performance. In 2011 La Perla began a collaboration with French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier and that same year, La Perla entered the shapewear sector with ShapeCouture, which featured distinctive tailored cuts, tulle inserts and openwork finishes. In June 2013 Italian entrepreneur Silvio Scaglia and Pacific Global Management purchased La Perla at auction, following the acquisition, the company was relaunched with a new development strategy. In the same year, La Perla launched the Made to Measure line, the creations are only available by order
10. Musixmatch – Musixmatch is the worlds largest lyrics platform where users can search and share lyrics. It has 60 million users,14 million lyrics and 30 employees, on its native apps, it bears the ability to scan all the songs in a users music library and find lyrics for them all, as well as to be used as a native music player. Musixmatch was founded in Bologna, Italy, on January 21,2010, by Massimo Ciociola, Gianluca Delli Carri, Francesco Delfino and Giuseppe Costantino. The service went live in July 2010 and, as of January 2015, Musixmatch has raised $12.1 million in Angel and Venture Capital funding. Musixmatch has signed agreements with such as, EMI Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony ATV, PeerMusic, BMG, HFA. Musixmatch, after being nominated Best Startup in Europe through Facebooks program FB Start received a shout-out from Mark Zuckerberg in person during his Facebooks Townhall in Rome