Open letter to the leaders on the situation of Piaggio Moto Guzzi.
In recent months we have witnessed a drip of news about the Moto Guzzi that has deeply alarmed.
First the liquidation of Moto Guzzi SpA, which ceases to exist and that makes Moto Guzzi in fact nothing more than empty as a mark or Laverda Gilera, without any link with a unique manufacturing and specific.
And shortly after the announcement of the layoffs for two months Mandello because of the work of “restructuring” of the site of Via Parodi. The quotation marks are those who read newspapers at all, since the goodness of the intentions of Piaggio is clearly challenged by the press and trade unions who fear that this is a disguised dismissal, the first step to finally get rid of Mandello.
With this open letter would like to express on the one hand our proximity to workers and their families affected by the layoffs so abnormal, and the other in our grief how, in a crucial period – just behind the two major motorcycle halls of Europe, Piaggio not know the spell out its position but let the ridda of items on Mandello will expand out of another causing damage to the brand image of Moto Guzzi.
We find the incredible persistence and proliferation in newspapers and on Web as diverging voices on strategies to Piaggio in the field and the almost total absence of clear answers from Piaggio, which now merely a clumsy denial of that fact has not convinced any of the parties.
We would like Piaggio executives say loud and clear what they have in mind: it describes in detail the ongoing restoration and the timing and clarify once and for all what is the future that Piaggio imagine for the factory at 57 Via Parodi, what activities, how many people with such tasks and how long to do so.
It immediately clarify the ambiguous points: no one believes that in order to renew a factory really serve 5 years or that 12.5 million euros represent an investment this time so as to justify long. Piaggio clarify, make light and swept away the doubts.
We therefore call of duty to those in Piaggio, a strong, clear, that demonstrates the extent to the Piaggio intends to invest in the relaunch of Moto Guzzi of Mandello del Lario: of what is effectively a heritage of all that can and must be defended and relaunched with strength and not mortified and reduced to a badge without value.
We believe that the factory Mandello del Lario is a vital element of the value added that the name Moto Guzzi is recognized throughout the world. As production and heart propulsive the Moto Guzzi and not as empty shell museum by the uncertain fate.
Ass. Anima Guzzista.