In the second half of the 50s, thanks to the will and entrepreneurial spirit of Paolo Tempesta Senior, Autoservizi Tempesta was born. Then, in a few short years, it evolved from being a garage and car hire outlet to vehicle hire with drivers. Quickly it became the only Avis representative for the city and province of Bari. Between the 70s and the 80s Autoservizi Tempesta continued to evolve extending its business to the public sector with a shuttle service between the station and the airport, and in the private sector with a selection of 30, 40 and 50 seater coaches as well as professional chauffeured cars. Over the years, whilst maintaining its family-run character, the company has grown consistently by continuously reinventing itself to reach ever higher quality standards thanks to Vincenzo Tempesta and in the last 25 years, his son Paolo Tempesta Junior.
In the 90s the company moved to a strategic position in the industrial estate of Bari, a few minutes from the port, Bari airport and the city' s main road connections. The new premises, although the main offices remain in the centre of the city of Bari, include a large warehouse with spacious offices for staff and clients. In 2000 Autoservizi Tempesta became a s.r.l. in order to continue towards its company goals with the continually improved quality standards for the Quality Certification UNI EN ISO 9001:2000, subsequently adapted for UNI EN ISO 9001:2008. Today the company is managed with the objective of providing mobility with a certain transparency between the services business for public transport and its users. Vincenzo and Paolo Tempesta, alongside their collaborators, set themselves new goals to grow and develop along with the incoming sector with a vision of increasing the flux of tourism to Apulia; a magical land rich with all kinds of treasures to be enjoyed.