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Gruppo Bertone

Gruppo Bertone
Company nameGruppo Bertone
IndustryAutomotive
FoundedTurin, Italy (1912)
HeadquartersTurin
Key peopleGiovanni Bertone (Founder)
Nuccio Bertone (CEO)
Servicesengineering products and processes,building prototypes and cars, producing special windscreens
Employees1250
DivisionsStile Bertone
Bertone Engineering
Carrozzeria Bertone
Bertone Glass

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Gruppo Bertone is an Italian automobile company, which has specialized in car styling, coachbuilding and manufacturing. Bertone styling is distinctive, with most cars having a strong "family resemblance" even if badged by different manufacturers. Bertone has styled cars for Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Citroën, Ferrari, Fiat, Iso Rivolta, Lancia, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz, Opel and Volvo Cars among others. In addition the Bertone studio were responsible for two of the later designs of the Lambretta Italian motorscooter. In the late 1980s, Bertone styled the K20 motorcycle helmet for Swiss bicycle and motorcycle helmet manufacturer Kiwi.

The company is based in Grugliasco. It was founded as Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912 by Giovanni Bertone. Designer Nuccio Bertone took charge after World War II. The company was divided into two units: Carrozzeria for manufacturing and Stile Bertone for styling. The company is currently headed by Lilli Bertone, widow of Nuccio.


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