Paolo Scudieri, Neapolitan entrepreneur president of Adler group, among the leaders of automotive in the world,  tells about his first meeting with Enzo Ferrari, 40 years ago, in an interview published by Il Mattino. “I was 20 years old, already a big fan of Enzo Ferrari, and I sent him a birthday card. I found his answer with an invitation set for the following mo rning at 8.30. … I didn’t think twice, I immediately got in the car and against the will of my mother I drove all night to be punctual the next morning in front of my myth. I never thought that in a few years I would become their supplier “. The Adler group is based in Ottaviano (Naples) and includes 58 factories in 19 countries around the world, with 7 research and development sites and an annual turnover of 1 billion euros. It designs and develops components for the transport industry, it is the second biggest manufacturer in the world of systems for the acoustic and thermal comfort of vehicles and coatings and panels for doors and interior carpets. He is a supplier of Porsche, Audi, Rolls-Royce, Agusta, Boeing and Bombardier, among others, as well as Ferrari. Scudieri reminds one of the phrases that Ferrari often repeated, in particular: “On podium you must be the first; the second is just the first of the last “.

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