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The Piaggio Story
Piaggio came into actuality in Sestri Ponente in the automated ambit of Genoa in 1884. Situated beside the Odero shipyard, it anon became the best approved ship-fitting aggregation in the area.
Rinaldo Piaggio (1864-1938) was aloof 20 years old when, on 10 October 1884, he active the accomplishment that set up Piaggio & C., a aggregation formed calm with a sculptor (Pietro Costa), an accoutrements architect (Giuseppe Piaggio) and a fourth accomplice who was artlessly authentic "a acreage owner" (Giacomo Pastorino). Rinaldo was the son of Enrico, a bounded merchant who endemic a balk sawmill, classified "by beef operation" in 1882 and, as such, amid Genoa's best avant-garde mechanised installations.
A bald three years later, in 1887, the assembly breadth would no best do. The branch expanded, while the company's cabinet-makers were bearing accessories for some of the finest Italian and adopted ships of the backward 19th century. It was a actual cogent aeon in Italian history. The country was aloof demography off industrially, its alpha accepting appear after than that of the above European nations. In this phase, there was affluence of allowance for bodies with adeptness and a spirit of enterprise, qualities in which Rinaldo Piaggio absolutely wasn't lacking. Accepting bald himself of his business partners, he went advanced on his own, aberration out into the railways, the best avant-garde area of the time with accomplished advance prospects. Here, too, cogent new barriers were bound beyond and above affairs were active at home as able-bodied as abroad, including the aristocratic alternation congenital in the aboriginal 1920s and the assembly of electric trains for which Piaggio took out a adjustment apparent in Italy.
The MC2 at the access to the museum, unearthed at the Calabro-lucane railway, is an amazing sample of this period. Once afresh Rinaldo Piaggio begin that the Sestri bulb could not accommodate his dynamism. In 1901 the aboriginal accomplish appear the accretion of a branch in Finale Ligure were taken and in 1903 it was assuredly purchased.