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Bergé Auto alcanza un acuerdo con Stellantis para la distribución de las marcas Abarth, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep y Fiat Professional en Suiza

20/10/2021

Bergé Auto, announces today that it has agreed to acquire FCA Switzerland, taking over responsibility for importing the Abarth, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Fiat Professional brands into Switzerland. The conclusion of this transaction is subject to the Swiss Competition Commission ’s approval.

The transaction comes in the wake of the merger of car manufacturers PSA and FCA earlier this year, which created Stellantis, one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers with industrial operations in 30 countries and a commercial presence in 130 markets worldwide.

At the end of the transaction, Bergé Auto will import a total of 5 Stellantis brands in Switzerland. It will assume responsibility for all of FCA Switzerland’s operations and transfer current employees on completion of the transaction. FCA Motor Village in Geneva is not part of the transaction and the retail activities in Geneva will remain under Stellantis.

Bergé Auto will rely on the experience and extensive know-how of the local team to lead the growth of the new operation. With this new operational inclusion in Switzerland, Bergé Auto consolidates its presence in the country, where operations began in 2019.

It is with great satisfaction that Bergé Auto has signed a new agreement with a leading company like Stellantis, consolidating our long-standing relationship that covers seven markets globally. Adding Switzerland will undoubtedly increase the scope of our business in today’s highly competitive European market. With the contribution of our extensive experience in digital transformation and the new mobility ecosystem, we are fully committed to drive long-term growth for the brands and dealers network

Jorge Navea, CEO of Bergé Auto

This is another important step in the development of Stellantis business strategy which will make our sales set-up in Switzerland more agile, efficient and therefore competitive while keeping the customers always at the centre. With this contract signed, Bergé Auto will become a strong partner for Stellantis in the market. We are confident that our brands will perform even better in the country with this new set-up

Philippe Narbeburu, Senior Vice President European Markets (excl. G5) at Stellantis

Abarth, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Fiat Professional are iconic brands that will complement Bergé Auto’s model portfolio. Leveraging the many new and advanced powertrain developments across the Stellantis Group, all these brands in the newly acquired portfolio will benefit from a substantial investment in latest generation technology and exciting new models beginning in the very near term.  Starting with five new model launches in 2022, each brand has a clearly defined and accelerated strategy aimed at delivering to our customers a full suite of models meeting today’s and tomorrow’s market demands.

Bergé Auto wants to take on a leading role in the major transformation currently taking place in the car industry, and to contribute to developing the mobility solutions of the future offering a diversified portfolio of mobility products and services as ownership, subscription, B2B/B2C, and new digital channels. It is already a very important and successful partner for Stellantis in the North of Europe and South America. And it will now become Stellantis’ partner also for the ex-FCA brands in the Swiss market with the ambition of growing the business and reinforcing its position as an international strategic partner for the Group.