It was 1986 when Tecnocad Progetti, an engineering company specialising in vehicle design, began its entrepreneurial activity in the Mirafiori district of Turin. In thirty years, the company has grown to become one of the leaders in the automotive sector, covering the entire vehicle development process, from the initial concept to production start-up. In 2014, Tecnocad acquired the location that had housed the Fiat Style Centre to build its new headquarters “Manta22”.
Today the company officially inaugurates its new headquarters which extend over an area of 22 thousand square metres and take in 400 workstations, 10 meeting areas, three milling areas, three model display and presentation areas and even a gym for employees.
“Thirty years ago we chose Mirafiori as the starting point for our adventure and today we wanted to continue investing in this area. Manta22 will be the point of reference for other units in China, Brazil, USA and Turkey”, said Germano Cini, CEO and founder of Tecnocad Progetti. The centre, which has been in operation since early 2017, will become a real reference hub for group companies.
During the presentation we met Roberto Giolito, Fiat Professional’s design chief and curator and supervisor of the FCA Heritage Collection, and asked him what memories the place conjured up. “For me these premises were the cradle of my entire professional career and saw the birth among others of the Trepiùno, the concept car that was the forerunner of the Fiat 500. It’s a place where the great designers of the time met to discuss projects and I hope this augurs well for Tecnocad”. The rebirth of the style centre is part of a programme to redevelop the Mirafiori district, “an area that is of undisputed symbolic value for Turin and the Automotive world,” concluded Cini.