Piaggio, an expression of excellence Made in Italy

Nov 17, 2021 648

BY: Paolo Melissi

Piaggio is an iconic brand, expression of excellence of the Made in Italy, which has made the history of motorbikes and two-wheel vehicles. At the beginning of everything in 1882, the entrepreneur Enrico Piaggio, who started his activity as ebanist in Sestri Ponente, in Liguria. However, it was his son Rinaldo in 1887, having drifted away from the family business, who founded the Piaggio company, specialized in the production of nautical furnishing and railway carriages.

In 1915, with the acquisition of Pisa’s Officine Aeronautiche Francesco Oneto, Rinaldo Piaggio quickly converted the production, focusing on aircraft construction, encouraged in this direction by the war effort of World War 1, starting the development of airplanes and seaplanes, but also the famous MAS speedboat, used by the Italian Navy as anti-submarine vessels. 

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SOURCE: https://italian-traditions.com/

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