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  • Fiat Auto Poland Marks 10 Million Vehicles Produced

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    On October 12, the ten millionth vehicle produced in the 41-year history of the two Fiat industrial sites in Poland came off the assembly lines, at the former FSM (Fabryka Samochodów Małolitrażowych) factory in Bielsko-Biała (1971) and the Fiat Auto Poland factory in Tychy (1975). The vehicle, a Fiat 500C Lounge painted Corsa Red and fitted with a 1.2 petrol engine, is earmarked for the German market.

    Read: Inside The Fiat 500 Factory

    Development of the automobile industry in Slesia started in 1971, when the first Syrenas rolled off the assembly lines of the former FSM factory in Bielsko-Biala. After the production licence was acquired from the Polish government in 1973, the Fiat 126 started to be built at that same factory, while construction of a new factory commenced in Tychy. Production began in the autumn of 1975. From the end of 1971 until September 2000, when production was moved to the Tychy factory, 1,722,596 vehicles including the Fiat 126, 127, Uno, Siena and Palio Weekend models exited the Bielsko-Biala factory.

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    Production of the vehicles was launched at the Tychy factory in September 1975, when the first “Maluch” (Fiat 126p) rolled out the doors. Over the years, the Fiat Auto Poland plant in Tychy has transformed to become one of the most modern and technologically advanced in the international automotive industry thanks to investments tied to the launch of new models. One example is that today its organisation is compliant with the world WCM (World Class Manufacturing) standards, and the vehicles produced here come in at the top of the reliability standings. Proof of that lies in two models that have come off these lines – the Fiat Panda and the Fiat 500 – both awarded the prestigious “Car of The Year” title.

    During its 37 years of business, the Tychy factory has produced 8,277,404 units. It belonged to the old FSM until May 1992, and today is one of Fiat’s factories. The Fiat models produced here were the 126, the Uno/Innocenti, the Siena, the Palio Weekend, the Cinquecento, the Seicento, the Panda and the 500 (saloon, Cabrio and Abarth), as well as the Lancia Ypsilon and Ford KA. The Ducato, Punto, Bravo/Brava and Marea have also been "assembled" here.

    Fiat Group Press
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    1. luckymoi's Avatar
      luckymoi -
      Thank you for this, I enjoy seeing news about the Fiat... history, strategy and so forth.
      Any idea how many cinquecentos have been produced worldwide?
      Our version of the 500 that is.
      As I understand it the Nuova Cinquecento was the model before ours (1957-75), so Nuova Nuova cinquecento?
    1. Fiat500USA's Avatar
      Fiat500USA -
      Quote Originally Posted by luckymoi View Post
      Thank you for this, I enjoy seeing news about the Fiat... history, strategy and so forth.
      Any idea how many cinquecentos have been produced worldwide?
      Our version of the 500 that is.
      As I understand it the Nuova Cinquecento was the model before ours (1957-75), so Nuova Nuova cinquecento?
      As of end of last year it was about 800,000.