2018 marks Italdesign’s 50th anniversary since its foundation, on February 13, 1968.
Italdesign celebrates this special occasion with a year full-packed of event and under the claim “Next 50”. This philosophy underpins Italdesign’s corporate strategy for the near future and is in place since two years. The automotive world, or more generally the world of mobility, is changing rapidly: the boundaries between means of transportation, services and infrastructures are becoming more and more transient. Italdesign is evolving in line with this process. This is the reason why the company has started new initiatives dedicated to future mobility in addition to the services that has always offered – styling, engineering, testing, validation, pre-series construction and, more recently, the construction of ultra-limited series vehicles under the Automobili Speciali brand.
With almost a thousand employees across the Italian and German offices and Barcelona subsidiary, Italdesign has applied the ‘next 50’ philosophy to the employment contract as well. In fact, 2017 saw the start of two experimental flexible working schemes. The first scheme allows staff to work from home two days a month; the second to enjoy greater office hour flexibility, provided that the forty-hour week is respected. Flexibility not only concerns working hours but also a new concept of space inside the company: some departments have been completely revamped to encourage dialogue and collaboration, walls have been knocked down in favor of open environments and desks are no longer assigned as workstations vary according to the projects.
Since 2010, the company has been part of the Volkswagen Group and, together with Audi, Lamborghini and Ducati, makes up the Audi Group.
Today, Italdesign’s workforce numbers approximately 1,000. The company has a subsidiary in Barcelona and offices in Ingolstadt and Wolfsburg.
Italdesign has been awarded the Top Employers 2016, 2017 and 2018.