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Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A. is an automobile design and engineering company based in Italy founded in 1968 by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantovani as Studi Italiani Realizzazione Prototipi S.p.A. Best known for its automobile design work, Italdesign also offers project management, styling, packaging, engineering, modeling, prototyping and testing services to manufacturers worldwide.

Volkswagen and Italdesign have a history of working together that dates back to the early 1970's. The Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piëch apprenticed at Italdesign during the summer of 1972, learning about engineering and design. In May 2010, Italdesign agreed to transfer 90.1% of its shares to Volkswagen subsidiary Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. in order to keep Volkswagen's Italian holdings bundled together. The Giugiaro family retained ownership of the remaining shares. Under Volkswagen ownership, Giorgetto Giugiaro is Chairman of the Executive Committee, Fabrizio Giugiaro is Vice President.

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