BENETTON, LJUBLJANA; Today, the Benetton Group is present in 120 countries around the world. Its core business is fashion apparel: a group with a strong Italian character whose style, quality and passion are clearly seen in its brands, the casual United Colors of Benetton, the glamour oriented Sisley, the leisurewear brand Playlife. The Group produces over 150 million garments every year. Its network of around 6,000 contemporary stores around the world, offers high quality customer services and generates a total turnover of over 2 billion euro.


Edizione Srl, the holding company of the Benetton family, reported consolidated turnover of 11.3 billion Euro in 2009, with the group's total number of employees exceeding 90,000 people. Edizione operates in the retail sector, principally with the shareholdings in Benetton Group and Autogrill, and through its subsidiary Sintonia SA, in the sector of infrastructure and mobility services, with shareholdings in Atlantia-Autostrade per l'Italia, Investimenti Infrastrutture (Gemina-Aereoporti di Roma), SAGAT.

Edizione is also present in the real estate, agriculture, hotel and sports sectors, and has portfolio equity investments in, among others, Mediobanca, Assicurazioni Generali, RCS and Pirelli.


The parent company has the objective of facilitating its subsidiaries' expansion plans and strengthening their presence in the relevant business sectors, through, among others, the acquisition of new shareholdings both in Italy and abroad, enhancing the value of international relationships developed over the years.


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