Silvauto’s assets and financial performance are not the only indicators of its continuous growth and eye to the future; these can also be discerned from its plans for further expansion. It is currently in the process of purchasing a new property spanning more than 5000 m2, to operate alongside the current Grumello premises.
A truly significant investment in a particularly strategic area, giving rise to an unparalleled Exhibition Hub in the area, with 2 prestigious premises just a few hundred metres apart, offering an incredible selection of both vintage and traditional cars. A highly ambitious design, and as such still at an early stage. Silvauto is currently laying the groundwork for the project, however, setting down a six-figure sum.
New 10 million share capital increase (fully paid-up) and launch of the entirely new-look website that lets users browse the company’s full range even more simply and easily.
In tune with market and technological evolutions, Silvauto introduced bitcoin as a payment method, becoming one of the first businesses in Italy to accept this method of payment to purchase cars. It achieved this by working with a payment processor operating since 2015 as a division of the longest established virtual foreign exchange platform in the world. Among the most highly specialised and well-established businesses in the sector, it is registered with the FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit) of the Bank of Italy and is an absolutely reliable and secure partner.
Made a €50,000 donation to support the staff at the “Papa Giovanni XXIII” Hospital, on the front line in the fight against Covid-19, which saw its dramatic peak in Bergamo. A new capital increase was carried out in August, increasing it to €6 million; the new website silvauto.it was launched shortly thereafter, unveiling a new look and enhanced functionality. Took part in Motor Gallery in Modena and Milano AutoClassica.
Carried out a new share capital increase, bringing it to €5 million. Placed the winning bid in a super fast-paced auction to purchase a 1962 Giulietta Sport Zagato, the only one of its kind in the world, which had spent years in the basement garage of an enthusiast in Turin. Having drawn crowds at fairs all over the world, the car was ultimately resold to a collector. The company also participated for the first time in the Rétromobile show in Paris, regarded as Europe’s “boutique” vintage car show, and also took part in AutoMotoRetrò in Turin, Retro Classics in Stuttgart, Techno Classica in Essen, Verona Legend Cars, Motor Gallery in Modena, Auto e Moto D’Epoca in Padua and Milano AutoClassica.
Celebrated 15 years in business by becoming a joint-stock company and increasing the share capital to €3 million. In the same year, it registered and filed the Silvauto trademark and sponsored the Aliverti – Polini Team’s Lancia Lambda 1929 in the prestigious “Mille Miglia” re-enactment race. Took part in AutoMotoRetrò in Turin, Retro Classics in Stuttgart, Auto Techno Classica in Verona and Legend Cars in Essen.
Silvauto moved and centralised all of its activities at the new premises at Via Roma 200, Grumello: an elegant, modern and prestigious building spanning approximately 3600 m2. In the same year it was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Autoscout 24, Italy’s leading car buying and selling platform. Took part in Retroclassic in Essen.
Took part in Techno Classica in Essen, the absolute number one show in the world, and AutoMotoRetrò, Milano AutoClassica, Verona Legend Cars, Motor Gallery and Auto e Moto d’Epoca.
Opened a sales outlet in Moncalieri (TO). Took part in AutoMotoRetrò in Turin and Milano AutoClassica, Techno Classica in Essen, Verona Legend Cars, Motor Gallery in Modena, and Auto e Moto d’Epoca in Padua.
Silvauto celebrated 10 years in business and its growth trajectory showed no sign of slowing, with sales volumes increasing year on year at two-digit rates and the workforce growing.
Took part in the International Fair in Padua, the AutoMotoRetrò Fair in Turin and Milano AutoClassica.
Consolidated its presence in the Vintage Car segment, establishing a dedicated SILVAUTO CLASSICS Business Unit. Took part in Auto e Moto d’Epoca in Padua, Italy’s leading fair in the industry. Since then, it has been a regular presence at the leading industry shows in Italy and around the world.
Silvauto established itself as a true Car Outlet, based on its size and the competitiveness of its range.
Opened a second showroom in the Malpensata area of Bergamo, featuring a 300 m2 modern and functional showroom.
Sales section incorporated into the site, putting Silvauto ahead of the times in recognising the huge potential of the internet as a sales tool.
The first Silvauto website was launched at www.silvauto.it.
We began selling our first used and new vehicles.
Silvauto S.r.l. was founded in Grumello del Monte (BG), originally as a simple mechanical workshop, but with the idea and aspiration of evolving into an authoritative player in the car market.
The two founders Dario Belloli and Silvano Calissi got to know each other on the vintage car show circuit, discovered their shared, deep love of cars, including vintage cars, and started to think about turning their passion into a business venture.
TOWARDS THE FUTURE
Following a few years of recession, the car market made a strong recovery, due in part to the “freezing” of replacement rates for extended periods, and the advent of new, exciting technologies. The terrible Covid-19 crisis, however, saw it grind to a dramatic halt. Yet a future, replete with innovation destined to once again provide a strong boost to the market, is certainly on the horizon. In particular, the transition from traditional fuels to electric-powered vehicles has begun, meaning such cars are becoming increasingly widespread. Not to mention self-driving cars, which up until a few years ago seemed like the stuff of science fiction, but that now appear to be an increasingly near prospect.