THE PIAGGIO GROUP ENTERS INTO THE THAI MOTORCYCLE MARKET WITH THE APRILIA AND MOTO GUZZI BRANDS, THUS REINFORCING THE OFFERING THAT ALREADY INCLUDES THE CONSOLIDATED VESPA/PIAGGIO SCOOTER BUSINESS IN THE COUNTRY. IMPORTANT NEW STEP IN THE GROWTH OF THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OF MORE THAN 200 MOTOPLEX STORES AROUND THE WORLD. HERE THE VIDEO.
THE PIAGGIO GROUP AT THE 96TH SALON AUTO MOTO
IN BRUSSELS FROM 12 TO 21 JANUARY 2018
AND ALSO HAS A STAND AT THE MOTOR BIKE EXPO IN VERONA, 18-21 JANUARY 2018. GALA EVENING WITH THE SPECIAL-QUEEN OF THE SHOW: MOTO GUZZI V9 BOBBER BY RUSTOM.
The Piaggio Group’s international “road show” at the motorcycle’s most important trade fairs continues: after the big event, the “Eicma” show in Milan last November, the Group went to Britain to present its many new product entries at the “Motor Cycle Live” show in Birmingham. The next date was in December, in Thailand, for the “Motor Expo” show in Bangkok.
Further events are already planned for the new year, to show the several scooter and motorcycles novelties: the Piaggio Group has a stand at the “Salon Auto Moto” in Brussels (96th Brussels Motor Show, 12-21 January 2018, Expo Brussels, autosalon.be) and at the “Motor Bike Expo” in Verona (The International Motorcycle Show, 19-21 January 2018, VeronaFiere, motorbikeexpo.it); in Verona, during the opening gala evening on 18 January, attended by the media and international guests, the special-queen of the show will be unveiled: a Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber by Rustom. Follow Wide magazine for reports and photos.
BORSA ITALIANA: PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A. IN THE “ITALIAN LISTED BRANDS” SHOWCASE
Creativity, excellence, insight, innovation and a vocation for internationalisation growth.
THE 22 LISTED COMPANIES OPERATE IN AUTOMOBILES & PARTS, FOOD & BEVERAGES, PERSONAL & HOUSEHOLD GOODS, RETAIL, TRAVEL & LEISURE. THE SHOWCASE WILL ALSO BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR A DEDICATED FTSE RUSSELL INDEX.
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Milan, 3 October 2017 – Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange) announced the 22 listed companies selected for the Italian Listed Brands showcase. Creativity, excellence, innovation and a vocation for internationalisation growth are the key features of Italian brands: this is why Borsa Italiana has decided to offer investors a new tool to identify the Italian companies with significant brand awareness.
The Italian Listed Brands companies are: Autogrill, Brembo, Brunello Cucinelli, Campari, Damiani, De' Longhi, F.I.L.A., Ferrari, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Geox, Luxottica, Moncler, OVS, Piaggio & C., Pininfarina, Piquadro, Pirelli & C., Safilo Group, Salvatore Ferragamo, Technogym, Tod’s, Yoox Net-A-Porter Group.
The list of names in the showcase was drawn up by Borsa Italiana with the assistance of a panel of industry experts, including Italian and international industrial and financial analysts. In addition to traditional criteria, the selection also considered the companies’ key intangible assets, such as brand perception in their customer base and distinctive positioning in their competitive arena. The list will be the basis for a new dedicated FTSE Russell index to cover the Italian market.
Borsa Italiana CEO Raffaele Jerusalmi said: “The launch of Italian Listed Brands on our market confirms Borsa Italiana’s intention of taking continual action to maximise the profile of the top Italian brands. We are convinced that this new initiative is in line with this objective.
The fact that Borsa Italiana is located in Milan, the city that has been the centre of Italian creativity for hundreds of years in many fields, makes us very credible in the eyes of international investors.”
PFF IS THE ONLY ITALIAN PLAYER TAKING PART IN THE PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL EVENT, ORGANIZED TO DISCUSS AND IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE OUR FUTURE.
Boston, Massachusetts (USA), October 2, 2017 – The Piaggio Group with Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Boston-based company that runs the Group’s center for research into mobility for the future, takes part in the World Frontiers Forum being held in Cambridge and at Harvard University (October 1-3, 2017), and is the only Italian organization at the debate.
Founded by Dennis Ausiello (Harvard Medical School/MGH), David Edwards (Harvard, ArtScience) and Robert Langer (MIT), the World Frontiers Forum is an annual event attended by important international groups and companies, as well as academics and cultural bodies, notable for a pioneering vision and proposals to improve the future of the world.
The Forum, which this year is hosting 150 participants from all over the world, aims to identify, share and encourage original innovative ideas that, looking ahead, could increase well-being and the quality of life in an increasingly frontier-oriented world requiring people to change their behavior and the way they think and act.
Piaggio Fast Forward is representing the transport and mobility sector. Piaggio Fast Forward CEO Jeffrey Schnapp is the speaker, illustrating the experience of GITA, PFF’s first robotics project presented in Boston last February: a smart vehicle that can move independently, GITA is designed to improve the mobility of objects and people in today’s increasingly complex urban environments.
Piaggio Fast Forward official video — Autonomy for Humans.
Many well-known figures will address the Forum. Highlights include a paper by Fabrizio Hochschild (United Nations Assistant Secretary-General) on the future of global issues such as the economic balance between the population, employment and climate change, and a discussion between Robert Langer (an MIT professor, engineer, scientist and chemist) and David Edwards on Langer’s pioneering work in bioengineering, and its developments and applications for world health.
Piaggio Fast Forward is taking part at the World Frontiers Forum together with leading players in fields ranging from biomedical research and art to cultural promotion and finance. They include Verily (a company in the Alphabet group), Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group (bioscience), Wyss Institute (a biomedical engineering research institute based in Harvard), VIA Art Fund (a no-profit organization that supports art projects) and Northstar Advisors (a private equity company headquartered in Singapore).
PIAGGIO FAST FORWARD. PFF was founded in 2015 by the Piaggio Group to head its operations in smart mobility solutions for people and goods. Its mission is to help people move better, further, faster and more enjoyably. It builds robots and light transport solutions to travel with and beside people. In the present era of artificial intelligence, autonomy and ubiquitous networks, PFF seeks to promote more vibrant cities filled with pedestrians, cyclists and skaters, whose mobility is enhanced by new varieties of smart vehicles.
Awards 2017 for PFF: finalist among the 2017 MASS TLC Leadership Awards, in the category Innovative Tech of the Year – Robotics; it is one of the 100 most innovative companies in the world, Robotics category, by leading international pubblication "Disruptor Daily"; it was recognised at the prestigious MITX Awards as a "disruptive genius company".
REVIVAL OF AN OLD PARTNERSHIP BASED ON SOLID COMMON ROOTS: A WINNING TRADITION, PASSION, COMMITMENT, TIES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. THE RENOVATION OF THE ROWING CLUBHOUSE GETS UNDERWAY.
Mandello del Lario, 14 July 2017 – Authenticity, a winning tradition, passion and ties with the local community are the values linking the history of Moto Guzzi and the history of the eponymous rowing club in Mandello del Lario.
Sharing common roots, Moto Guzzi and Canottieri Moto Guzzi are resuming their partnership, and their first goal is the renovation of the old clubhouse on the Lecco side of the river Lario. The building has witnessed the development of whole generations of athletes who have attained the highest levels of rowing; and the tradition continues today, with four juniors from the Canottieri due to join the Italian rowing team at the forthcoming world championships in Trakai, Lithuania (2-6 August 2017) and the Jeunesse cup in Hazewinkel, Belgium (28-30 July 2017). Meanwhile, the winners in the Boys category at the finals of the 2016 Italian championship in Gavirate were from the Canottieri Moto Guzzi.
The first stage in the renovation, coordinated by Moto Guzzi, will involve structural and aesthetic work on the clubhouse, with new floors, the replacement of some parts of the bearing structure, and a new coat of paint, inside and out. The renewed partnership between Moto Guzzi and Canottieri Moto Guzzi will be made official at the rowing event being organised by the club for Saturday 22 July, at the town Lido in Mandello del Lario.
The roll of honour of the Canottieri Moto Guzzi rowing club (founded in 1929, Stella d’Oro medal for contributions to sport) consists of 22 European and world championship titles, as well as 80 Italian championship titles, plus 10 Olympic gold medals, one silver and five bronzes won by club athletes in 88 years that have gone down in the history of Italian rowing. Particular highlights include the gold medal at the London Olympics in 1948 in the coxless four, with all four rowers from the Canottieri Moto Guzzi (Moioli, Morille, Invernizzi and Faggi), and the encore at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne in the coxed four (Trincavelli, Winkler, Vanzin, Sgheiz, cox Stefanoni). The tenth gold medal was won in Seoul in 1988 by Piero Poli in the quad scull. The silver medal was taken in Sydney in 2000 by Carlo Mornati in the coxless four. The 5 bronze medals came at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, in the coxed four, with all the athletes from the Canottieri Moto Guzzi club (Trincavelli, Zucchi, Balatti, Sgheiz and cox Stefanoni).
GERMAN QUALITY AND FINANCE INSTITUTE NAMES THE PIAGGIO GROUP BRAND “TOP INNOVATIVE COMPANY” IN ITS SEGMENT. THE AWARD REFLECTS CUSTOMER’ APPRECIATION OF DEVELOPMENTS ON VEHICLES, THE SALES NETWORK, THE COMMUNITY AND RETURN TO MOTOGP.