Carrozzeria Pinin Farina was founded in 1930 by Battista “Pinin” Farina. The company was designed to build special car bodies for individual customers or in small production runs. In over 80 years of activity in the automotive world, PININFARINA has built up a strong reputation in the area of styling and niche engineering/production.

PININFARINA specialises in several areas, and enjoys the advantage of being able to draw on the far-ranging synergies of them, through its creative (Styling Centre), design (Engineering Centre and models, prototypes, tooling and testing Facilities) and manufacturing facilities (a body in white and painting plant, two assembly plants). Furthermore, PININFARINA has now become a partner for OEMs in the design/ engineering/ manufacturing of advanced roof systems: it offers therefore a complete cycle, even for external production.

PININFARINA provides full-service product design services to industry-leading companies, such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Honda and Peugeot-Citroen Group, among others.

PININFARINA Research and Development department participates in both European and National research programs. It is currently a partner in the ongoing FP-IST project MOVEON. The company has also carried on a long list of innovative car concepts, such as, just to mention the last ones, PININFARINA Nido (safety concept for small 2-seater car optimising both occupant and pedestrian safety) and PININFARINA Sintesi (a sports car with four doors and four seats, developed via a highly innovative approach: the car has been shaped around passenger to increase human-factors and comfort; it has an advanced HMI system and a revolutionary system for V2V and V2I connections).

PININFARINA FEV development program includes a fully electric version of the Nido city car - Nido EV - and the Bluecar, an FEV solution resulting from the joint venture between PININFARINA and Bollore' (FR).

 

Contacts:  Filippo Cappadona  f.cappadona@pininfarina.it