JUNE 1996

In June 1996, a good return of the Saab to STOLA s.p.a to request the construction of a see trough model of the type 9-3.
The model to be created is the sedan version, and the style is by Einar Hareide, Director of the Saab Style Center; the project is followed by Pereric Haglund.
Alberto Sasso attended the gala dinner in summer 1998 in Goteborg organized by Saab for the presentation of the Tipo 9-3.

Einar Hareide direttore del Centro Stile Saab	Einar Hareide direttore del Centro Stile Saab Estate 1998 Goteborg l'ingegner Alberto sasso in rappresentanza della famiglia Stola alla cena di gala organizzata dalla Saab per la presentazione della tipo 9-3.Summer 1998 Goteborg the engineer Alberto sasso representing the Stola family at the gala dinner organized by Saab for the presentation of the type 9-3 second series.

Estate 1998 la foto ufficiale della Saab 9-3.Summer 1998 the official photo of the Saab 9-3.

 

MID-90s

From the mid-90s, in order to meet the increasingly demanding needs of the car manufacturers that by then were producing  in an increasingly automated way, the Cubing models had to be made in aluminum.
The change from resin to aluminium was a result of the requirement for structural stability and greater precision for the control of the elements.
Stola spa was very prepared, thanks to the new 5-axis milling machines for aluminum equipped with the most advanced numerical controls.
Luigi Gallina, Aniello Tornatore, Giorgio Braghin were the workshop team, through their experience they propose, design and create increasingly effective cubing for customers.
In parallel to having the most modern milling machines and using  the occasion of the move from Turin to Rivoli, two new Dea testing machines were added and , all the others were overhauled and updated.

2000 Rivoli: una veduta generale del reparto Cubing in via Ferrero 9.2000 Rivoli: a general view of the Cubing department in via Ferrero 9.

1996 Cubing Saab 951996 Cubing Saab 95

For STOLA spa, cubing became one of their most important workshop activities, by then purchase requests were coming from all the car manufacturers in Europe.
The means of communication between suppliers and customers completely changed with the recent arrival of the internet , this leads Stola to decide that the technical team must be supported as soon as possible by a commercial manager.
The role would be very particular, looking for a young graduate without work experience who could speak at least four languages, was very motivated and ready to travel when-ever and where-ever required.
Tiziano Novo nel 1999.Tiziano Novo in 1999.The 24-year-old political science graduate, Tiziano Novo, was taken on probation in June 1997 and entered into the workshop in the Cubing Team as commercial coordinator.
The results were positive from the first months, integrating into the company fabric and also showing considerable technical interest.
Customers established a more direct contact with the Stola workshop and so the workshop staff could fully concentrate on the technical aspects.
As time passed, through dozens and dozens of trips to Europe, and Asia, this new commercial figure was decisive in finding new and increasingly important customers.
The probationary period was only a formality, coming to an end in October 1997 with his full employment.

041997 Cubing Seat Toledo051997 Cubing Seat Toledo

061999 Cubing Volkswagen Bora071999 Cubing Volkswagen Bora

081999 Cubing Alfa Romeo 147091999 Cubing Alfa Romeo 147

2000 Cubing Seat Arosa2000 Cubing Seat Arosa

112001 Cubing Fiat Palio122001 Cubing Fiat Palio

132001 Cubing Fiat Stilo142001 Cubing Fiat Stilo

152001 Cubing Volkswagen Polo162001 Cubing Volkswagen Polo

172001 Cubing Porsche Cayenne182001 Cubing Porsche Cayenne

19We recognize D. Franchino and M. Boscolo20We recognize Ferro, D. Franchino, M. Boscolo and Braghin.

212001 Cubing Volkswagen Tuareg222001 Cubing Volkswagen Tuareg

The results of the Cubing and Master Mathematics Verification sectors from a commercial point of view is so satisfactory that Dr. Novo is appointed as manager in 2001 at the age of just 29, supporting Dr. Carlo Biassoni in activities that bear a heavy responsibility.

232002 Cubing Volkswagen Polo Sedan242002 Cubing Volkswagen Polo Sedan

Rivoli via Ferrero 9 29 Aprile 2002 Da sinistra Branislav Kollar, Tiziano Novo, Kirch Hoff e Luigi Gallina.Rivoli via Ferrero 9 April 29, 2002 From left Branislav Kollar, Tiziano Novo, Kirch Hoff and Luigi Gallina.

262002 Cubing Volkswagen Touran272002 Cubing Volkswagen Touran

282002 Cubing Volkswagen Polo292002 Cubing Volkswagen Polo

2002 Cubing Lancia Ypsilon2002 Cubing Lancia Ypsilon

31Rivoli 200x Cubing model X from left G. Giacometti, X, A. Palmieri, G. Germanetto, E. Recco, W. Boscolo, Accovaciati A. Sollazzo, L. Cavanesi, E. Carmignato.32Rivoli 200x Cubing Model X from left M. Boscolo, G.Giacometti, X, G.Germanetto, A.Sollazzo, E. Recco, W. Boscolo.

33Rivoli 200x Cubing model X from left G.Germanetto, A.Sollazzo, W. Boscolo34Rivoli 200x Cubing model X from left W. Boscolo, A. Palmieri, S. Vair.

35A. Siciliano is recognized36F. Bonito.

372003 Cubing Skoda Octavia382003 Cubing Skoda Octavia

392003 Cubing Seat Altea402003 Cubing Seat Altea

412003 Cubing Seat Altea422003 Cubing Seat Altea

432003 Cubing Citroen C4442003 Cubing Citroen C4

452003 Cubing Proton Gen 2462003 Cubing Proton Gen 2

47Malaysia 2003 at the Proton plant. From the left seated the Stola team: Brani, Vai, Picaro and Novo.

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492003 Cubing Volkswagen Golf V502003 Cubing Volkswagen Golf V

512003 Cubing Volkswagen Golf V522003 Cubing Volkswagen Golf V

532003 Rivoli. A souvenir photo of the Cubing Passuello specialists, G. Bonito, Mondini and Siciliano.

54Rivoli end of 2002: in Stola, under the DEA tracker, the assembly of the Fiat Palio 178-3 interior assembly master is carried out. John the Great, Danilo Franchino, Leonardo Canavesi and Carmelo Saitta are recognized.

 

AUTUMN  1996

Cinisello Balsamo dall'autunno del 1996 per oltre un anno la Stola s.p.a. è coinvolta dalla Ferrari per la progettazione della 456M nelle versioni GT e GTA. Lo stile è della Pininfarina.Cinisello Balsamo from the autumn of 1996 for over a year the Stola s.p.a. is involved by Ferrari for the design of the 456M in the GT and GTA versions. The style is from Pininfarina.

In the autumn of 1996, Ferrari entrusted STOLA s.p.a. with engineering the restyling of the 456 GT new versions, the 456M GT and 456M GTA, designed as always by Pininfarina and known as F116M.
There were significant changes to the bonnet, with the elimination of the air intakes as well as the addition of a system for the adjustment on the three axes of the complex retractable headlights.
The bumpers, in addition to being restyled, had to be adapted into three market versions for Europe, USA and Canada. Design work on door seals were also carried out in collaboration with the Japanese supplier Sumitomo, with the goal being to improve acoustic comfort.
On the interior, the automatic gear lever, the tunnel, console, air vents and the ashtray were all redesigned. These interventions had to take into account new homologation rules for passenger safety that had just come into force.
To facilitate the work, Ferrari entrusted Stola with a production 456 GT by delivering it to the Cinisello Balsamo headquarters in via Paisiello 110.
This was by no means a complete project, but it was a sign of the confidence that Ferrari had in Stola in entrusting them to work on their 12-cylinder model.
The Project Manager for Stola was Piero De Micheli with the work being carried out at the Cinisello Balsamo headquarters, managed by Gottardo Bustreo with Carlo Biassoni, as always, following the management part of the design as well as taking care of the contractual aspects.
Roberto Arpini and Giuseppe Castiglioni were the design team leaders for exteriors and interiors, assisted by external finishes specialist, Paolo Zerbini,.
Engineer Paola Busato from the Rivoli office was responsible for the bill of materials and, on this occasion, took responsibility for liaison between the Stola and Ferrari teams, with frequent trips to Maranello.

Modena 1997 al ristorante Il Fantino. Da sinistra si riconoscono Vincenzo Pirola (Stola), Roberto Arpini (Stola), Paola Busato (Stola), Toni Fabio (Ferrari), Stefano Sangermano (Ferrari), Ivan Pavarelli (Ferrari).Modena 1997 at the Il Fantino restaurant.
From the left we recognize Vincenzo Pirola (Stola), Roberto Arpini (Stola), Paola Busato (Stola), Toni Fabio (Ferrari), Stefano Sangermano (Ferrari), Ivan Pavarelli (Ferrari).

The Ferrari team with whom they interfaced for over a year were Maurizio Rossi, Cesaretti, Mauro Del Monte, Ivan Pavarelli, Stefano Sangermano, Vincenzo Matullo, Ugolini, Franco Macaro and Toni Fabio under the careful direction of engineer Amedeo Felisa.
This project was completed to the total satisfaction on the Ferrari Technical Management. It was subsequently made clear to Stola that in the future they would want to repeat the experience with complete projects for their 12 cylinder cars.
From this perspective, Gianfranco Morlacchi, formerly a software specialist at the time of the founding of Autec, worked together with Ferrari's IT department’s Messrs Pascall and Di Lollo, and IBM in Milan to install the VPM (Virtual Product Management) software.
The common need for the future was to introduce a secure system for data exchange, storage and sharing.
IBM made this possible by listening to the teams from Ferrari and Stola IT departments and creating customised software for the task.

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Cinisello Balsamo 1996-1997. La Stola s.p.a. for Ferrari he designed the internal restayling of the 456M GT
and GTA designed by Pininfarina.

 

DECEMBER 1996

Settembre 1996 Mike Robison con il primo disegno della Lancia Lybra.September 1996 Mike Robison with the first design of the Lancia Lybra.In December 1996, the Lancia Style Center entrusted STOLA s.p.a. with the construction style model proposals for the future Lybra .
Both exterior and interior hard see through models were required in sedan and station wagon versions.
Project management was entrusted first to the Engineer Fumia and then to Mike Robinson, who, together with the Chiefs of Exterior and Interior Pietro Camardella and Flavio Manzoni, along with Designers Marco Tencone, Alberto Dilillo, Massimo Gay, Andrea Bassi and Bertolusso, directed the Stola modelers in a dedicated office in via Ivrea, Rivoli.
It was Intense and passionate work, where a particular relationship developed between the Lancia designers and Stola modelers.
As always, for Roberto and Alfredo Stola, working for Lancia held a special satisfaction.

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Rivoli: between 1996 and 1997 in STOLA s.p.a a proposal for a style model for the exterior and one for the interior was created for the future Lancia Lybra.

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Rivoli: between 1997 and 1998 in STOLA s.p.a. Two proposals are made for an exterior model and one for an interior of the luggage compartment for the future Lancia Lybra S.W.

 

1997

01The engineer Carlo Alecci.1999 was the year in which Engineer Alberto Sasso retired after 28 years of work with Stola.
The family decided to prepare for the moment with the hiring of Engineer Carlo Alecci in 1997, this would ensure a good transition between the two managers on the board of STOLA s.p.a.
Alecci had been known to Roberto Stola for many years as a director of the Comau Group where he gained experience in the mold and robotics sector.

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