Pininfarina car logos and Pininfarina history
Pininfarina SpA (short for Carozzeria Pininfarina) is a signature of automotive design and manufacturer of bodywork based in Turin (Italy), founded in 1930 by the designer and builder of automobiles Battista "Pinin" Farina (continuing with the company, the family name became Pininfarina in 1961, as a result of combining his nickname and surname).
Over the years the company has been employed by many automobile manufacturers, notably Ferrari, Maserati, Cadillac, Nash, Peugeot, Jaguar, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Ford, GM, and Lancia. Since the 80's Pininfarina has also provided consulting industrial design and interior design to corporate clients. In addition, the company has designed trams (For example, Lille) and trains (like the high-speed trains domestic Dutchmen are built today).
Today, Pininfarina has yet to know who will take care of her after the death of the grandson of Battista "Pinin" Farina, Andrea Pininfarina in a traffic accident when it struck his motorcycle into a car. The incident occurred on 7 August 2008. The Group Pininfarina employs over 3,000 people in branch offices of the company throughout Europe and in Morocco and China.
Pininfarina is registered and traded on the Borsa Italiana (stock exchange in Milan).