PIEMONTE, HOME TO THE MOBILITY OF THE FUTURE

Italy is Europe’s 2nd largest manufacturer and in the last 30 years has always been ranked as one of the World’s Top 10 Manufacturers. Piemonte has strongly contributed to this success, demonstrating to be one of the manufacturing engines of Europe. It produces about 8% of Italy's national wealth, and its production system has reached high levels of excellence and tertiary sector expansion.

Piemonte is a promising and competitive business area. The region is as dynamic in industry as in services, with a skilled, flexible and versatile workforce.

Over 1,000 companies have already chosen to locate in Piemonte, employing about 110,000 people.

PIEMONTE REGION - KEY FIGURES

  • Export: € 41 bn (7.3% of the national total)
  • Piemonte ranks 4th in Italy for export quota
  • GDP: € 133 bn (7.7% of the national total)
  • Employment: 1.8 mln people (8% of the national total)
  • Companies: 426,314 (7% of the national total)
  • € 1 bn to boost regional competitiveness

AMONG PIEMONTE’S LEADING KEY PLAYERS

  • AVL
  • Changan Automobile European Designing Center
  • CNH Industrial
  • Delphi Italia Automotive Systems
  • Denso Thermal Systems
  • Eaton
  • Endurance Overseas
  • Stellantis
  • FEV
  • Italdesign
  • JAC Italy Design Center 
  • Lear Corporation
  • Magna Steyr Italia

  • Marelli
  • Microsoft Innovation Center Torino
  • PUNCH
  • REPLY
  • SCHAEFFLER ITALIA
  • SKF INDUSTRIE
  • TELECOM ITALIA
  • VALEO
  • Webasto
  • Yanfeng Italy Automotive Interior Systems
  • ZF -TRW Automotive
  • 5T

A WORLDWIDE LEADING CLUSTER FOR MOBILITY

Italy is the fourth largest European automotive market after Germany, the UK and France.

The Italian automotive industry is primarily concentrated in Torino and in Piemonte: around 35% of the 2,467 companies (with 160,000 employees) active in Italy are in fact established here (Source: Automotive Industry 2020by ITA - Italian Trade Agency).

Piemonte and its capital Torino, birthplace of Fiat, then Stellantis, are not only the core of the national automotive industry, but of European car and mobility technology. 

The key players of the automotive world are located in Piemonte: major OEMs, SMEs and supply chain, R&D centers and engineering academies.

Piemonte is the forerunner in Italy in terms of automotive components companies and accounts for around 45% of the national automotive sector’s total revenue*.

  • 33.5% OF THE ITALIAN AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS INDUSTRY IS IN PIEMONTE
  • 736 AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS COMPANIES
  • 38% OF THE ITALIAN AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS TURNOVER IS IN PIEMONTE
  • 60,300 EMPLOYEES

*Source: 2020 Observatory on the Italian Automotive Components Sector, by ANFIA, Torino Chamber of Commerce and the Center for Automotive and Mobility Innovation of the Department of Management of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

THE R&D SYSTEM

NEW VEHICLE ARCHITECTURES

Many famous style studios, design firms designers and innovative concept companies work in Torino and in Piemonte. The attention to new vehicle architectures conceived in Torino and Piemonte will impact the:

  • Concept design and advanced design
  • Product engineering

FAST FORWARD INNOVATION

Recent data confirm that Piemonte is the leading Italian region when private R&D is concerned

Companies expenditure in R&D reaches 1.8% of the regional GDP (the national average is 0.8%).

Source: Istat 2021 on 2018 data survey


7 INNOVATION HUBS

READY TO FACE THE NEW CHALLENGES OF THE SECTOR

The evolution of the mobility sector is aimed at developing new solutions for passengers and freights that can be resource-efficient,climate-and-environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless.



It is possible to find in Piemonte the necessary know-how for electric vehicle development, integration, production and all the solutions and services needed for full electrical mobility, including energy storage and distribution.

In addition our local companies are working on innovative smart mobility concepts integrating vehicles and infrastructure through the application of advanced digital technology.

Companies are indeed developing more and more distinctive technologies and solutions in the fields of ELECTRIFICATION, CONNECTIVITY, AUTONOMOUS DRIVING, SUSTAINABLE AND SHARING MOBILITY, BIG DATA AND SOFTWARE-DESIGNED VEHICLES, projecting the whole territory towards new challenges and new consumer markets.

TORINO: THE LAB FOR AUTONOMOUS AND CONNECTED DRIVING AND NEW FORMS OF MOBILITY

When dealing with mobility experimentation, Torino offers exceptional possibilities.


The Torino City Lab (TLC) is a platform that involves a local partnership of public and private actors to support the growth of autonomous mobility services (autonomous vehicles and drones for the transport of people and things) and innovative urban services enabled by 5G technologies including urban applications of Artificial Intelligence and collaborative robotics, IoT, augmented and virtual reality. Thanks to TCL,it is possible to access simplified conditions to conduct the testing activities of innovative solutions for urban living in real contexts.


Torino is in fact one of the first cities in Italy allowing the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles on its public roads and not only in areas closed to traffic.


The City of Torino provides companies, public institutions and universities signing the 2018 memorandum - Stellantis, GM Global Propulsion Systems/Punch Torino, 5T, ANFIA, Politecnico di Torino, University of Torino, Telecom Italia, Torino Wireless Foundation, Open Fiber, Employers’ Association of Torino, Italdesign Giugiaro, FEV and Unipol - access to 35 kms of dedicated roads and telematics infrastructures.


Urban air mobility is another frontier of transportation of people and goods being developed in Piemonte.


Torino is increasingly confirming itself as a pole of development and implementation of the new autonomous air mobility experimentation in Italy and is intensely engaged in the testing of autonomous and advanced air mobility.


To encourage the development of new forms of mobility, the newborn Casa delle Tecnologie Emergenti - CTE (i.e. House of Emerging Technologies), will gradually be incorporated into TCL. Established in March 2021, CTE is an urban lab involving startups, companies and institutions altogether engaged in technology transfer, business development and urban innovation on emerging technologies, focusing on smart mobility, Industry 4.0 and innovative urban services and the 5G connectivity implementations such as IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain to contribute to the future smart transportation and the citizens’ quality of life.

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SMART ROAD PROJECT

A memorandum was signed on April 3rd 2018 which aims to create a “Smart Road”, a project involving road infrastructures to test solutions for future mobility, specifically connected and autonomous driving; the City of Turin will give the companies, public institutions and universities signing the memorandum (FCA Group, GM Global Propulsion Systems, 5T, ANFIA, Politecnico di Torino, University of Turin, Telecom Italia, Torino Wireless Foundation, Open Fiber, Employers’ Association of Turin, Italdesign Giugiaro, FEV and Unipol) access to dedicated roads and telematics infrastructures, that already exist or that can be built on purpose.

Initiatives:

  • Bluecar: a made-in-Piemonte success case
  • Charge While Driving Wireless Power Transfer
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