MRS BERTONE SAYS SHE WILL NOT GIVE UP.
Stile Bertone is in state of bankruptcy and is up for sale, either as a whole or in parts.
After some eight months of pointless administration no credible buyer or plan have been to save Stile Bertone have been submitted to the court.
Sources close to the procedure are simply speechless when asked to describe and comment the developments through the past six months and some of them go as far as to suggest that they would not be surprised if those who sailed the company onto the rocks will offer to buy what is left of it, through an intermediary from Switzerland or else, for few pennies.
Comments posted in the Italian report of this website are quite explicit.
Most of them are from employees of Stile Bertone who indeed represent one of the main assets of the company and who want to go back to work there.
The comments inform of a number of companies recently established in Switzerland (at least three) that are related to Stile Bertone or its executives. What for? This is not clear but the suggestion is that they are highly suspicious.
Other sources question where all the work commissioned to Stile Bertone has gone since the company closed its operations under the Chapter 11 administration. Answering the question would also explain why operations were stopped despite the workload to be completed, delivered and paid for. Most of the work has indeed been moved to other companies in the Turin area. Primarily to TESCO where the Stile Bertone executives and a number of technicians have been working on some of those projects.
Other projects, not related to “four-wheels products” are said to have transferred to the newly established Bertone Design.
Stile Bertone had indeed quite a portfolio of commissions from top rank clients from different areas and fields. Clients who were paying, adequate prices for the jobs, at the right time.
The latest projects onto which Stile Bertone was supposedly working at the time of its idling included two design variants of the next generation Mini, the GP II and the convertible. Design work for the interior of a special Maybach 62, design work for BAIC, FAW Tianjin, project development for Chery and a number of work for train builder and operators such as Bombardier, Alstom, Frecciaroassa and Trenord.