Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturer, Fiat part and engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin in Northern Italy. Fiat also manufactured Fiat parts for other vehicles as well as producing tanks and aircraft. Founded in 1899 by a group of investors, Fiat (an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Automobile Factory of Turin) was meant for international greatness. Fiat parts and cars are constructed all around the world, outside of Italy; Fiat parts are made in Brazil. It also has Fiat parts factories in Argentina and Poland. Fiat has a long history of licensing its products to other countries regardless of local political or cultural persuasion. Joint venture operations are found in France, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, India and China.
Fiat also controls a subsidiary which deals with exclusively with the development and manufacturing of systems, modules and high-technology components for the Fiat parts.
Fiat is one of the few automobile producers that also has a specialized division solely dedicated to producing Fiat parts for other automobile applications and Fiat parts for other applications. The various Fiat part product lines include: Lighting (front and rear lighting systems); Powertrain (gasoline, diesel and multi-fuel engine control systems, robotized gear-box Selespeed); Electronic systems (instrument clusters, telematics systems, body computers); suspension systems (suspension passive and active systems, shock-absorbers); Exhaust systems; as well as Fiat parts for motorsports, and Fiat parts for motorcycles.
Fiat parts are known for dynamic styling and elegant interiors which are reminiscent of the best Italian traditions: sporting character with a convincing performance, technology and security. In each respective class, the line of Fiat parts and vehicles are regarded to be technologically progressive, solid, and sporty. At Fiat, the corporate culture shapes the brand; creativity is encouraged and has lead to the keen development of Fiat parts and models like the Alfa Spider, Fiat Bravo and Fiat Scudo.
Fiat expects to continue to build on its reputation for quality Fiat parts and to bring similar levels of workmanship, customer care and discretion to a new generation of Fiat parts and vehicle owners.