Though the plant dates back to the 1930s, it’s not nearly as old as the city itself, which once played host to a Roman naval base – hence the name Livorno, which derives from liburne, a type of ancient galley. The city first appears in historical records in 1017. During the Renaissance, it was above all the Medici who placed their stamp on Livorno. It was during this period that the city emerged as a major port and economic center.
Pierburg Pump Technology Italy S.p.A
Plant locations: Livorno, Lanciano, Turin
Staff (2017): 436
Sales (2017): 175 million EUR
Today, Livorno remains one of Italy’s most important maritime hubs, especially for the petroleum and automobile industries. The yacht builder Benetti upholds the city’s longstanding tradition of shipbuilding. Cruise ships call at Livorno these days, too. Tourists appreciate the city’s strategic location: Florence, Siena, and Lucca can be reached by car in just 90 minutes, and Pisa – with its international airport – is only a half hour away.