Bertone’s Factory ,coachbuilder, was founded by Giovanni Bertone in Torino on 1912; some decades after his second son Nuccio Bertone became owner of this gem in to Italian car’s industy,surviving to both WWI and WWII.
Bertone factory is located in Grugliasco,north west Torino,is one of most modern car’s factory in this city,surpass Fiat Mirafiori plant,stand-alone plant in energy matter,can produce 100.000 cars a year and employ 1200 or more addicted to own work factory workers.
Bertone’s Painting section has no equal in Europe,despite the crisis Lamborghini is aiming this section for cataphoresis painting of Gallardo’s chassis.
On 2003 I became the proud owner of one of last Bertone’s production in association with Opel,the Astra Coupè ,and that’s doesn’t mean only have a car with a name signed on a Body like was one of my childhood’s car wish(Lamborghini Countach);is a matter of inner quality,cx and special steels,the body only weight 256kg but has rigidness of 18000 Nm;So due nearness(I live near Grugliasco, 35 Miles),thanks God and other things in October 2003 I was able to visit the plant in Torino.I was amazed by the enthusiasm living in the lanes of this factory,the best technology possible,know how at the service of the traditions and quality;I visited all the process section from welding throught painting till assembling and polishing…amazing day have lunch with workers.
My Paint for say thank you to the After Sales Manager
Finally after 4 years of Darkness, due recivership , FIAT weirdly seem come to rescue show intrest for this plant,till now administred by dodgy as predatory men,that’s should mean O2 for all the workers and honor for one of most important Italian coachbuilder close to 100th year of anniversary .
I’m a profane in this kind of things but driving my car,visiting this factory and learning something to the past of this tradition I have understand a thing,warned by message from the past writtend by Nuccio Bertone in to 1969“Very Good- I’m following your steps with enthusiasm,please continue in that way without Overdo– Best Wishes” Nuccio Bertone
Nuccio Bertone and the Lamborghini Countach*
*Its an Italian expression similar to the English “Phwooar”, has no real meaning but is an expression of appreciation. Countach pronounced (kuhn-tah) is an exclamation in english it would be something like holy f***ing cow! or holy $#!t
Main Lobby Closed!
My car on west side of the plant
View Corso Allamano 4
Fiat and Sergio Marchionne has presented to press the new MASERATI’s plant named GIOVANNI AGNELLI born from BERTONE factory ,my hopes will be respected,I’m sure the cars that will be produced from here will be the best.
I’m happy for People working there ,they are the best and soon all of thems, 1000 workers(for now 500) will back to lanes.