Stellantis Announces Plans To Reorganize Its Italian Manufacturing Operations!

Maserati Models Will Make Move!

Stellantis announced earlier this week, a massive realignment of its Italian operations as the automaker shifts to selling more electrified vehicles. The company states the changes will help safeguard jobs and increase efficiency in the region.

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo. (Maserati).

The automaker plans to retool its Mirafiori Assembly Plant (which currently builds the Maserati Levante and electrified Fiat 500e) in Turin, Italy into an electric-vehicle hub producing the next-generation Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. The next-generation Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans will be built upon the new STLA Large platform and showcasing the new “Folgore” battery-electric vehicle (BEV) propulsion system.

The Mirafiori facility will have one manufacturing process to produce Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Mild-Hybrid Engine (mHEV), plug-in electric (PHEV), and BEV vehicles.

The 1,100 employees who work at Grugliasco will move to the Mirafiori facility by 2024. This means there should not any impact on the current workforce what so ever. The Grigliasco plant is 2.5 miles (4 km) from the Mirafiori facility. The 1,100 employees from Grugliasco move between the two sites already when production needs call for it.

Front of the Mirafiori Plant. (Stellantis).

The Mirafiori factory has played a very historic role for FIAT. In the 1970s, the plant employeed around 50,000 employees and over 600,000 vehicles a year. Over the years, the facility has manufactured some of the most iconic vehicles for the FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati brands. Some of those vehicles include the 1955 to 1969 Fiat 600, 1957 to 1972 Fiat 500, 1984 to 1994 Lancia Thema executive sedan, and the 2008 to 2018 Alfa Romeo MiTo.

2021 Fiat 500e 3+1 at the Mirafiori Plant. (Stellantis).

The reorganization plan will help Stellantis cut cost from its Italian production, which has been under scrutiny since the formation of the Stellantis identity. Italian production cost are the highest throughout the European Union (EU).

Back in July, Stellantis announced that it would build one of its three new European battery plants on the grounds of the Termoli Powertrain Plant in Termoli, Italy. The site current manufacturers ICE versions of the Stellantis Global Medium Engine (GME) family.


Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

Related Articles

No replies yet

Loading new replies...

Back to top button