The Italian government plans to press Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne over concerns he’s shifting the carmaker and heavy truck manufacturer Fiat Industrial SpA away from the country.
Industry Minister Flavio Zanonato told newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore that he will meet with the CEO next week to ask about Italy’s future role at the two companies. Zanonato’s comments were confirmed by an Industry Ministry representative Wednesday.
Fiat Industrial is planning for tax purposes to have its fiscal headquarters in the U.K. after completing a merger with tractor unit CNH Global NV. Fiat, the country’s biggest private employer, is evaluating moving its corporate headquarters to the U.S. from Turin after a planned combination with Chrysler Group LLC, three people familiar with the matter said last week.