The president of the Fassi Group, the man who laid the groundwork so that we could become who we are, left us unexpectedly due to illness.
He remained in the business until 1st August this year, always present and attentive at the age of 89, which he celebrated last February and which brought with it the activity and lucidity that have always distinguished him.
Franco Fassi leaves us today with a great legacy of identifying values, which he was very keen on. "We have always remained faithful to our history. We have grown, we have always accepted new challenges, we have never stopped or been satisfied".
We would like to remember him with these words of his, which reveal his style, his way of understanding life, work - which was the very reason for his life - more than anything, and to look to the future with great confidence.
The first 14 IVECO Daily 55S8H 4x4s manufactured in the Bolzano plant have been equipped with Fassi F32A cranes and snowploughs by the Briccolani company.
As soon as they were registered, they were delivered to Terna’s various AOT (Operational Transmission Area) centres spread throughout Italy and then immediately put into service. The 14 IVECO Daily 55S8H 4x4s, the first from the new range manufactured in the Bolzano plant, will be joining another six similar vehicles already in operation since January 2018. This is a significant delivery from Iveco CNH, which has chosen to equip their vehicles with Fassi F32A.0.23 cranes. It is a complex fitting that best responds to the requirements of Terna, one of the most important grid operators for the transmission of energy throughout Europe and the manager of the Italian high-voltage network, one of the most modern and technologically advanced in Europe.
The presence of the Fassi logo on the right arm of the new rising star in Italian motorbiking Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia.
Mugello (Italy) – 1-2 June. The first instance of this dates back to 2007, when the Fassi Gru logo made its appearance on the Honda LCR ridden by Carlos Checa and managed by Lucio Cecchiniello’s team. Twelve years on, Fassi Gru returns to the MotoGP, this time at the side, or rather on the right arm, of the Moto2 world champion and rising star in Italian motorbiking Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia. The driver is a choice of partner who, together with Fassi Gru’s recent pairing with the skier Sofia Goggia, highlights the crane manufacturer’s focus on the rise of young Italian sporting champions as well as the desire to associate its image of continuous development and cutting-edge technology with sporting performance where speed and pushing the limits is a fundamental component, while always remaining focused on safety.
Fassi Gru is the co-sponsor of Team Schwabentruck IVECO and the German champion Steffi Halm, driving her IVECO Stralis with over 1,000 hp. The first of eight scheduled race weekends will take place in Italy on the Misano Adriatico circuit.
Misano Adriatico (Italy) – 25/26 May. The first race weekend of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship is scheduled at the Misano World Circuit, named for Marco Simoncelli. Eight races will determine who will be the protagonists of this year's European championship, where, as co-sponsor, Fassi Gru will be alongside the German team Schwabentruck who make no secret of their ambitions.