The Piaggio Group is the largest European manufacturer of two-wheel motor vehicles and one of the world leaders in its sector.
The Group is also a major international player on the commercial vehicle market.
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 Chairman Roberto Colaninno. Immsi’s Chief Executive Officer and MD 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, Scarabeo and Derbi brand two-wheeler vehicles; in Mandello del Lario (Lecco), which manufactures Moto Guzzi vehicles and engines; 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 is therefore consolidated with the equity method in the Group's results.
In fiscal year 2014 reported consolidated net sales of 1,213,3 million euro and Ebitda of € 159.3 million euro.
In 2013, the Piaggio Group sold a total of 546,500 vehicles worldwide.
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 104 world championships - 54 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.