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The name Fiat is actually the short form of the longer name Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Car Factory of Turin), which was founded in 1899 by a group of investors. The Fiat group activities were initially focused on the industrial production of cars and agricultural vehicles, however over time the company has diversified into many other industries and they are one of Italy’s largest industrial entities.
Fiat operates in 61 countries with over 1063 companies that employ over 223,000 people. Half of this number are actually employed outside of Italy. Industry segments that they are currently involved in include car companies, agricultural and construction vehicles, buses, aviation, military vehicles, vehicle components, steel making and metallurgy, publishing, financial services, construction, information technology and leisure which include skiing facilities.
Fiat became a pioneer in robotics during the 1970 and in the 1980s and their assembly plants are among the most automated in the world. While the group is present in many countries, Fiat does not import cars into the United States as of 1984 and Australia as of 1989 however they continue to import Fiat cars and vans into Canada and other Western countries. They intend to focus on Third World markets because this is where the growth is in the demand for smaller cars, which they specialise in which provides them with an advantage.
The Fiat Doblo van comes in many variety of options and has been produced since 2001 until present time. It is a small family mini van. Another Fiat van is the Ducato van which has been manufactured since 1986 in a number of configurations and continues to this day under the model name Ducato Granv. The Fiat Punto is actually a super mini automobile that comes in a three and five door hatchback as well as a convertible. It was first manufactured in 1993 and continues until this day. The Fiat Punto falls into the van category because of the hatchback design and the popularity as a small mobile car. Over 5 million of these cars have been produced and sold around the world.
The Fiat Uno is another super mini automobile that falls into the van category due to its body style and popularity. The Fiat Uno first was manufactured in 1983 and continues until today in a number of different body styles. Customers may purchase a three and five door hatchback, sedan, or station wagon configuration making this car ideal for both families as well as trades people. Over 6 million Fiat Unos have been sold in Europe that this car continues to be very popular in European markets.
Fiat introduced the new Fiat Panda in 2003 and instantly it became a success. Currently the car is offered as a super mini hatchback with five door’s however there are rumours that there will be also a three door model offered. Over 500,000 units of the Fiat panda were sold by October 2005. Again its unique hatchback design makes this a popular alternative for trades people as well as families looking for a small alternative van.