Maserati Sambut Ulangtahun Ke 105 Dengan Persediaan Era Baru
Semasa memulakan kerja pemodenan di kilang Modena dan merancang satu peristiwa besar untuk bulan Mei 2020, apabila ia akan dipersembahkan di peringkat global, Jenama Trident merayakan sejarah 105 tahunnya.
105 tahun yang lalu Alfieri Maserati bergabung dengan saudara-saudaranya Ettore dan Ernesto untuk membuka “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati” di nombor 1A de’Pepoli, di tengah-tengah Bologna.
Perniagaan ini diasaskan di Bologna pada 1 Disember 1914, tetapi secara rasminya aktiviti bengkel mekanikal mula berdagang hanya pada 14 Disember.
Selepas lebih dari satu abad, kilang Modena masih menghasilkan kereta luar biasa yang dijual di lebih daripada 70 pasaran, semuanya menonjolkan kemewahan, keanggunan, gaya, prestasi dan kualiti mereka. Ciri-ciri ini menjadikan Maserati sebagai ikon Itali sebenar di peringkat global.
- Sejarah 105 tahun
- 80 tahun operasi di Kilang Modena
- 1914: “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati” ditubuhkan pada 1 Disember
- 1926: Pengeluaran Tipo 26, kereta pertama dengan Jenama Trident
- 1939: Maserati bergerak ke Modena
- 2001: Kembali ke AS. Pasaran utama untuk Maserati
- 2013: Kilang Avv. Giovanni Agnelli (AGAP) di Grugliasco (TO) telah dibuka pada 30 Januari
- 2016: Kereta nombor 100,000 dibina di Avv. Tanaman Giovanni Agnelli (AGAP) di Grugliasco (TO)
- 2016: Permulaan pengeluaran Maserati Levante di Mirafiori (TO)
- 2019: Ghibli 100,000 dihasilkan di Avv. Tanaman Giovanni Agnelli (AGAP) di Grugliasco (TO)
Modena, 2 December 2019 – The start of the new Maserati Era coincides with a significant birthday.
As it begins the modernisation work at the Modena plant and plans a big event for May 2020, when it will be starring on the global stage, the Trident Brand celebrates its roots and its more than a century of history. Indeed, it was 105 years ago that Alfieri Maserati joined forces with his brothers Ettore and Ernesto to open the “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati” at number 1A on via de’ Pepoli, in the heart of Bologna.
The business was founded in Bologna on 1 December 1914, but officially the activities of the mechanical workshop began trading on 14 December.
The Maserati brothers were passionate about mechanical engineering and loved speed, quite happy to get behind the wheel of a racing car themselves, despite their many technical and commercial commitments. Another brother, Mario, contributed by creating the famous Trident logo (inspired by the Fountain of Neptune in the centre of Bologna) and their brother Bindo joined Officine Maserati in 1932, after Alfieri’s death.
The first car to bear the Trident Brand was built in 1926. It was the Tipo 26, a racing car which debuted at the Targa Florio that same year, winning first place in the class up to 1.5 L, with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel.
This was the first in a long series of successes, including two consecutive editions of the Indianapolis 500 (1939 and 1940), four consecutive victories in the Targa Florio (1937, 1938, 1939 and 1940), nine F1 wins and the 1957 F1 World Championship with Juan Manuel Fangio.
More recently, Maserati returned to its winning ways with the MC12, the car which, between 2005 and 2010, won six FIA GT international championships, the highest-level racing category for production-derived GT cars.
Maserati remained in Bologna until 1939. In late September 1939, following the acquisition of the Brand by the Orsi family, operations began for the transfer of the Maserati headquarters from Bologna (Pontevecchio, where it had moved in the meantime) to Modena, where the Orsi family’s businesses were based, to build new cars, invest in research and innovation and become Modena’s most globally famous Brand.
The production site on Viale Ciro Menotti, where the plant is still located, officially opened its doors on 1 January 1940.
1947 marked the end of one era and the start of a new one. The Maserati brothers’ collaboration with the company ended, while the Brand launched its first road car, the A6 1500.
In 1963, Maserati started another new phase of its history: with the launch of the Quattroporte, it created a completely new, previously non-existent market segment, that of high-performance luxury sedans.
After the brief period under the ownership of Citroën (1967-1975), during which the French owners introduced the first modern industrial processes, in the following De Tomaso period (1976-1993), the Modena plant created and sold a model destined to be one of the Brand’s best-known, best-selling cars: the Biturbo.
The acquisition by Fiat in 1993 was the start of a major new chapter, which led to Maserati coming under the control of Ferrari in September 1997. These were years of major transformations, which saw the birth of the 3200 GT (1998), followed by the Spyder (2001), a car which marked the important return to the US market.
In 2005 Maserati was separated from Ferrari and returned to the control of the Fiat Group.
2007 was a very successful year, with the debut at the Detroit Motor Show of the Quattroporte (5th generation) with automatic transmission, enabling an important step forward, especially in markets such as the United States, Japan and the Middle East. The same year saw the presentation at the Geneva International Motor Show of the GranTurismo, a milestone in the Brand’s history.
In 2009 it was the turn of the GranCabrio, followed by other new products that significantly renewed the range: the new Quattroporte (now in 6th generation and presented at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show), the Ghibli (Shanghai Motor Show in 2013) and the Levante (2016 Geneva International Motor Show), the first SUV for the Brand.
After over a century of history, the Modena plant is still producing extraordinary cars sold in more than 70 markets, all which stand out for their luxury, elegance, style, performance and quality. These characteristics have made Maserati a true Italian icon at the global level.
It is at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant itself that production of the new super sports car, rich in highly innovative technological features, is scheduled to start in 2020. Major modernisation work is already in progress on the production lines, partly to accommodate an electric version. At the same time, work has already started on a paint shop, a completely new addition to the facility.
Dengan kekuatan sejarah lebih dari satu abadnya, Maserati kini bersedia untuk memulakan Era baru: masa lalu dan masa depan akan bertemu pada Mei 2020, apabila Jenama akan membintangi pentas dunia untuk mobiliti esok.
THE HISTORY OF MASERATI IN FIGURES
- 105 years of history
- 80 years of operations at the Modena Plant
- 1914: “Società Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati” founded on 1 December
- 1926: production of the Tipo 26, the first car to bear the Trident Brand
- 1939: Maserati moves to Modena
- 2001: return to the US. Key market for Maserati
- 2013: Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant (AGAP) in Grugliasco (TO) was opened on January 30
- 2016: car number 100,000 is built at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (TO)
- 2016: start of production of Maserati Levante at Mirafiori (TO)
- 2019: the 100,000th Ghibli is produced at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant (AGAP) at Grugliasco (TO)