Sira Industrie of Valerio Gruppioni, Prima Sole Components owned by Maurizio Stirpe (vice-president of Confindustria), the manufacturing entrepreneur Nicola Benedetto (with interests also in the aluminium, tourism and publishing sectors), Maurizio Marchesini, former chairman of industrialists in Emilia-Romagna region.

This would be the group of person and companies that presented the manifestation of interest to enter as a private shareholder within the corporate structure of Industria Italiana Autobus, replacing state-owned Leonardo, that has been wanting to step aside for some time, selling its shares (slightly over 20%). Leonardo and Invitalia, the two state-owned shareholders in IIA’s structure, have so far ensured the company’s survival.

Industria Italiana Autobus, a manifestations of interest

Despite the many orders won, the launch two years ago of the first electric 12-meter, the birth in Flumeri of the Industry 4.0 carbon free bus academy, the agreement with Nogebus (failed) to sell urban in Spain and Portugal, and the partnership with CaetanoBus for a hydrogen busIndustria Italiana Autobus is in crisis.

The consortium, according to the main Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, has already prepared an industrial plan for the relaunch of the two factories of Industria Italiana Autobus: the one in Bologna and the one in Flumeri. The industrial plan for the relaunch of IIA will be presented in the coming days to the Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy.


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