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I.DE.A Institute (acronym, Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering) is an automobile design and engineering company in Turin, Italy, founded in 1978. The Rieter Holding Ltd took full control of the company in 2002.[1] In 2010, Rieter sold the company to the Swiss investment group Quantum Kapital AG.[2]

I.DE.A Institute S.p.A.
FoundedTurin, Italy (1978)
Key people
Franco Mantegazza (Founder)
Servicesindustrial engineering and design, automobile design and prototyping
Number of employees
> 350
ParentQuantum Kapital AG group
Rear view of the Fiat Tipo

Notable workEdit

Details of the Alfa Romeo 155


  1. ^ "I.D.E.A." Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  2. ^ "I.DE.A. Institute to be acquired by Quantum Kapital - Car Body Design". Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  3. ^ "Fiat reveals new 500". Autocar Magazine.

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