My Favorite Quotes

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 Giovanni Agnelli - “I believe that we were very, very lucky that it went that way.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.”
 Giovanni Agnelli - “Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.”
 Giovanni Agnelli - “The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union.”
 Roger Agnelli - “It's a game of giants. They are the two largest steelmakers in the world, and together, we're talking about 100 million tons of steel production.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let's say, instruments for working.”
 Giovanni Agnelli - “In the immediate postwar years, the whole of Europe was in a recession. So first of all, it helped us step out of a recession it gave a certain amount of speed to the economy. But that was the first step.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan.”
 Giovanni Agnelli - “And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there's no doubt about that.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948.”
 Gianni Agnelli - “Now between '45 and '48, things would change enormously, 'cos we'd had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again.”
 Roger Agnelli - “What everyone is searching for today is the scale to reduce costs and improve the ability to compete.”
 Roger Agnelli - “When you have mergers and acquisitions that improve the quality of your product, the ability to grow and bring better efficiency, it's good for all.”