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Northern Italy 2019
Apr 02, 2019

Kindred spirits in business and culture

Three years after celebrating the 150th anniversary of bilateral relations, Italy and Japan have seen renewed vigor in their long-running partnership. While separated by much distance and distinct traditions, the two countries share a common ground on which they built valuable partnerships - namely their deep respect for culture and passion for innovation.

Northern Italy 2019 / Best Brands
Apr 02, 2019

Barilla: Best in class

Established in 1877, family-owned Barilla has brought delicious pasta, sauces and baked goods to the world for more than 140 years. Based in the city of Parma, the company is now run by its fourth generation, faithful to its original commitment to quality, innovation and ...

Northern Italy 2019 / Best Brands
Apr 02, 2019

Italian prosecco goes greener while raising quality

As a stamp of quality, Prosecco DOC guarantees millions of aficionados around the world that they are drinking an excellent product, one that bears a rich history and the unique features of its geographical origins. Produced in nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli-Vene...

Northern Italy 2019 / Best Brands
Apr 02, 2019

Leonardo Fioravanti: Designing for good

"The car is the ultimate expression of personal freedom." That sentiment has been expressed by car aficionados so many times, it can be brushed aside as a cliche. However, when heard from Leonardo Fioravanti, the Italian engineer associated with Ferrari, the statement...

Northern Italy 2019 / Best Brands
Apr 02, 2019

Italdesign: A drive to perfection

Based in Moncalieri, Turin, Italdesign combines excellent engineering and distinctive creativity in its work for the global automotive industry. Offering a complete range of services, from styling to engineering, prototyping, testing and validation, the company employs th...

Northern Italy 2019 / Japanese Partnerships
Apr 02, 2019

An ideal school for Japan's Italy-loving students

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the perfect place for Japanese students who wish to experience Italy's la bella vita (the good life), while acquiring a university education, learning the language and gaining work experience as an intern in one of the school's par...

Northern Italy 2019 / Japanese Partnerships
Apr 02, 2019

Globally transporting luxury with an Italian touch

From the city of Alessandria in northwest Italy, Ferrari Group has transported jewelry and luxury goods for many of the world's most famous brands for the last 60 years. The family-owned logistics company has earned the trust of their discerning clientele because of its t...

Northern Italy 2019 / Japanese Partnerships
Apr 02, 2019

Yamaha Motor Europe: A passion for excellence

In the town of Lesmo, just outside Milan, Yamaha Corp. operates within a single compound that covers all the businesses it conducts in Europe - Yamaha Motor Europe, Yamaha Research and Development center, Yamaha Motor Racing and Yamaha Music.

Northern Italy 2019 / Japanese Partnerships
Apr 02, 2019

Offering better lives, naturally

Founded more than 90 years ago, Indena is a global leader in botanical extracts for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care use with a presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Northern Italy 2019 / Japanese Partnerships
Apr 02, 2019

CBC-Procos A merger for the future

Founded by two young chemists in 1945 in Cameri, Italy, Procos S.p.A specializes in developing, scaling up and producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and advanced intermediates, as well as providing related services for the global pharmaceutical industry.

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