The first Lamborghini ever made was built in the Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in Northern Italy back in 1963. The same factory has been manufacturing these legendary supercars ever since.
A part of Volkswagen AG since 1998, Automobili Lamborghini continues to enjoy worldwide acclaim as a manufacturer of exclusive, charismatic vehicles.
Lamborghini cars are developed and produced at this single site in Sant’Agata Bolognese. In 2021, the company counts over 1900 employees, and 8,405 vehicles were sold worldwide making it the company’s best year ever on that front. Sales were up by 13% on 2020 due to a targeted and monitored growth strategy. In the area of sustainability, Lamborghini was a trailblazer in the automotive industry, at a time when the issue was not yet being addressed by large companies, or only partially. Its commitment started in 2009 through a series of programs and investments, which in 2015 led the company to achieve “CO2-neutral” certification for the entire facility. And today, its path is accelerating with the goal of going from a CO2-neutral production site to a CO2-neutral company through a holistic approach involving the product, factory, logistics, and supply chain.
The three highlight projects 2021
„Lamborghini named as a 'Top Employer Italia 2020”
The roadmap towards electrification: “Direzione Cor Tauri” announcement
On May 18, Stephan Winkelmann, President and Chairman of Automobili Lamborghini, presented “Direzione Cor Tauri” (Towards Cor Tauri): a roadmap to decarbonization of future Lamborghini models and of the Sant’Agata Bolognese site based on a holistic approach to its environmental sustainability strategy. Throughout the product electrification process, Lamborghini will focus continually on identifying technologies and solutions that guarantee top performance and driving dynamics in keeping with the marque’s tradition. In reference to the logo chosen by company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, Cor Tauri is the brightest star in the Taurus constellation, and represents Lamborghini’s move towards a future that is electrified but always faithful to the heart and soul of the ‘bull’ brand.
Cor Tauri, Lamborghini’s roadmap, will comprise of three phases:
- Celebrating the combustion engine (2021-2022)
- Hybrid transition (by the end of 2024): In 2023, Lamborghini will launch its first hybrid series production car, and by the end of 2024 the entire range will be electrified. Leading this phase will be an unprecedented investment: more than 1.5 billion euros allocated over four years, the largest in Lamborghini’s history.
- First fully-electric Lamborghini (second half of the decade)
To consolidate the commitment made after the announcement “Direzione Cor Tauri” and to demonstrate all the activities and investments carried out since 2010, Lamborghini organized the “Sustainability Days”. Two days, 24 international media and 5 immersive experiences that took journalists inside Lamborghini's sustainability. The Lamborghini Sustainability Days were captured through the lens of renowned National Geographic photographer Luca Locatelli, who was able to interpret and translate the essence of the Company through powerful and disruptive shots that demonstrate the commitment and dedication that Lamborghini invests on cross-cutting projects.
Lamborghini supports L’Altra Napoli and Alberto e Franca Riva Foundation with the DESI on the Road project
DESI on the Road project
With the aim of “exporting” the virtuous model of DESI (Dual Education System Italy) - which we have been carrying out since 2014 with the main objective of supporting the territory and the labor market by training trained technicians and supporting schools in the development of joint educational programs that unite the school and business world, preventing early school leaving - and with the desire to share our know-how on technical education, together with L'Altra Napoli and the Alberto and Franca Riva Foundation we have launched the "DESI on the Road" project, aimed at supporting the Scuola del Fare Civita Franceschi in Naples, through the teaching of our colleagues and the contribution to the purchase of innovative tools.
The Scuola del Fare offers a three-year training course as an Operator for the Repair of motor vehicles through an approach of learning by doing and also giving a second chance to teenager who left traditional education courses, supporting them in their growth path with personalized tutoring and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
A concrete support for a reality that is becoming increasingly important and adds another step to the growth of these young people, who, thanks to education and training, will have a better opportunity to enter the world of work.
Logistics go greener at Automobili Lamborghini. Rail transport of Urus body shells with 85% reduction in CO₂ emissions
Automobili Lamborghini announced a further initiative that strengthens its path toward an evergreener and more eco-friendly future. Thanks to an agreement between Lamborghini and ÖBB Rail Cargo, a leading European rail freight transportation company, the Urus body shells are delivered from the Volkswagen facility in Zwickau, Germany, to Lamborghini headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese via a sustainable route.
In fact, road transportation was been entirely replaced by rail. This shift reduced CO2 emissions produced by Urus logistic by 85%, going from 2,234 tons to 331 per weekly journey (saving some 1,903 tons of carbon dioxide annually). All this while guaranteeing a total transit time of 48 hours – a record time for this type of transport – from the site in Zwickau to Modena. Again, from a sustainable perspective, the only transport by wheel takes place on gas trucks (LNG) and it is that from Modena to the Sant’Agata Bolognese site, accounting for around 21 km out of the total 1,000 km journey.
Top Employer Italia 2020
In recognition of its excellent workplace environment and outstanding personnel management, Lamborghini has been certified as a “Top Employer Italia 2020”. This annual certification is awarded by the Top Employers Institute.
Universum Awards 2020 – Students Choose Most Attractive Employers
The annual Universum employer rankings reveals which employers are most attractive to students. In an annual survey carried out across all Italian universities, students are asked to name the companies they regard as the most appealing.