Piaggio Group operates globally in two markets in the light mobility vehicle industry: two-wheeled vehicles (consisting of scooters and motorcycles) and commercial vehicles (both three- and four-wheeled light commercial vehicles).
The Company is the leading European manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles and the leading producer of three-wheeled vehicles in India.
Established in 1884 by Rinaldo Piaggio, since 2003 the Piaggio Group has been controlled by Immsi S.p.A., an industrial holding listed on the Italian stock exchange and headed by Roberto Colaninno as Chairman. Immsi’s CEO and DG is Michele Colaninno.
Roberto Colaninno is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Piaggio Group, Matteo Colaninno is Deputy Chairman. The Piaggio Group has been listed on the Italian stock exchange since 2006.
The Piaggio Group product range includes scooters, mopeds and motorcycles from 50cc to 1,400cc marketed under the Piaggio, Vespa, Gilera, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Scarabeo brands. The Group also operates in the three- and four-wheeler light transport sector with its Ape, Porter and Quargo ranges of commercial vehicles.
The Group, with headquarters in Pontedera (Pisa, Italy), operates at an international level through production sites located in Pontedera, which manufactures two-wheeler vehicles under the Piaggio, Vespa and Gilera brands, vehicles for light transport for the European market and engines for scooters and motorcycles; in Noale and Scorzè (Venice), which produces Aprilia and Scarabeo brand two-wheeler vehicles; in Mandello del Lario (Lecco), which manufactures Moto Guzzi vehicles and engines; in Martorelles (Barcelona, Spain), which manufactures Derbi vehicles; in Baramati (in the Indian state of Maharashtra), which manufactures three- and four-wheeler light transport vehicles, the Vespa for the Indian market and engines; in Vinh Phuc (Vietnam), which manufactures scooters and engines for the local market and ASEAN area.
The Piaggio Group is also a 45% stakeholder in a joint-venture operation in China (in Foshan, in the Guangdong province) which, therefore, is not included in the Group's consolidated results.
Group consolidated net sales in 2012 were 1,406.2 million euro, against 1,516.5 million euro in 2011.
In 2012 the Piaggio Group sold a total of 615,500 vehicles worldwide, compared with 653,300 in 2011.
Motorsports play a vital role for the Group's motorcycle production operations. The Group's brand portfolio includes names that have earned pride of place in the history of international motorcycle racing, which between them have notched up 102 world championships - 52 for Aprilia, 21 for Derbi, 15 for Moto Guzzi and 14 for Gilera - plus over 500 race wins in World Motorcycle Grand Prix and Superbike World Championships.
In the 2013 World Superbike Championship season, the Piaggio Group triumphed with the 4-cylinder Aprilia RSV4, winning its 52nd championship title with the World Manufacturer title.
This is the fifth WSBK championship title won by Aprilia in the past four years, and its second consecutive Manufacturer title.