Piaggio was founded by Rinaldo Piaggio in 1884 and initially it started with manufacturing locomotive and railway carriages.
It also produced aircraft during World War 1. Piaggio is now the leading manufacturer of motorcycles and small commercial vehicles and has presence around the world and has its registered office in Pontedera (Pisa) in Italy with market leader in Europe.
Piaggio Group product range includes motorcycles, mopeds and they are marketed under the brands named Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Derbi and Scarabeo. Motorcycle brands like Gilera, Derbi, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia have established itself well in manufacturing successful bikes with latest technology and Italian design.
Aprilia is the real sporty flagship brand of Piaggio Group and it holds the record for the most wins of any European manufacturer in the motorcycle competition history. Derbi is also one of the key players in motorcycle competition world and meets the needs of youngsters entering in the motorcycle world with attractive design and super mobility. Gilera is a sporty and elegant brand that is targeted for people who look for bike with superior performance and classy design. Moto Guzzi is one of the noblest brands in global motorcycling and Scarabeo being one of the premium brands of the group. Not to forget the extraordinary Vespa brand that created history with selling more than 18 million vehicles.
Piaggio Group also operated in china through a joint venture where it holds around 45% stake. The company is based in Foshan. Piaggio has an amazing record in motor racing winning 104 world championship titles with brands like Aprilia, Gilera, Moto Guzzi and Derbi.