Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.) started in Turin in 1899, as a general manufacturing group run by investors that included Giovanni Agnelli. Fiat went from strength to strength and diversified into aircraft, machine guns, and trucks. In 1967 Fiat purchased Autobianchi, and added Ferrari and Lancia in 1969. From 1966 Fiat started building plants in Russia (for the Lada), Yugoslavia (Yugo), Poland (Polski Fiat), Bulgaria and Romania. Fiat added Alfa Romeo in 1986 and Maserati in 1993. Fiat and General Motors went into a joint venture in 2000 (joint development of the Fiat Grande Punto and Vauxhall Corsa was a result), but this JV was dissolved in 2005. In 2009 Fiat formed an alliance with Chrysler USA after just being denied the chance to take over Vauxhall/Opel in Europe.