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 2020, the company counts 1,779 employees, and 7,430 vehicles were sold, generating sales revenues of €1.612 million (FORECAST).
The three highlight projects 2020
„Lamborghini named as a 'Top Employer Italia 2020”
LAMBORGHINI SOLIDARITY INITIATIVES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY
During the lockdown of 2020, Automobili Lamborghini reconverted some areas of its production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective medical shields for the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, which is involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, in collaboration with the University of Bologna. The Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences oversaw validation testing of the medical devices made by Lamborghini, prior to their delivery to the hospital.
More than 1000 masks a day had been made in the Upholstery Department, the department that produces the interiors and customizations for Lamborghini cars. At the same time, 200 protective medical shields in polycarbonate a day had been made inside the composites production plant and at the Research and Development department with the use of 3D printers.
Furthermore, Automobili Lamborghini made available resources and equipment of its Research and Development Department for the co-engineering and production of lung simulators to support SIARE Engineering International Group, the leading Italian pulmonary respirator manufacturer. The breathing simulator enables the tester to carry out an initial evaluation of the ventilator’s performance before reaching the final testing stage, when the ventilator undergoes a comprehensive test using certified equipment. In just two weeks, Lamborghini has used its 3D printing laboratory to design, produce and validate the simulator, optimizing the components and enabling the production of 18 simulators per week, alongside the production of medical visors in polycarbonate, also with 3D printing, using an HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer with MJF technology capable of printing with a 0.08 mm precision level.
As a sign of unity and support for the entire nation facing the Coronavirus emergency, every evening Lamborghini lighted up the historic headquarter buildings in Sant’Agata Bolognese, with the colors of the Italian flag.
UPCYCLING: NEW LIFE FOR CARBON FIBERS AND LEATHER SCRAPS, REUSED FOR CSR PROJECTS
Re-use of carbon fiber scraps
Automobili Lamborghini launched a pilot project in collaboration with the Technology Institute ExperisAcademy in Fornovo di Taro. Part of carbon fibers that cannot be industrialized in the production process of the Lamborghini CFK is delivered to the school, which reuses them in its own laboratory for educational purposes, to train expert technicians in the processing of carbon fiber composite materials (lamination). Scraps are used by the students to create new products of reduced dimension without the need of any further transformation.
Re-use of leather scraps
Thanks to an agreement with a local cooperative, part of Lamborghini’s leather scraps that cannot be used due to size or small defects are selected and transformed into high quality leather goods, using materials otherwise intended to be disposed of as waste. In this case the benefits are not just for the environment, as their production process is ethical and socially sustainable. In 2020 approximately 1,3 tons of materials have been upcycled and the small leather goods created were used as welcome gifts for our guests at the Lounges of Tokyo and New York and are now available also at Lamborghini Flagstore in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Lamborghini strengthened the support to local community of Sant’Agata Bolognese
In 2020, Automobili Lamborghini reinforced its support to the local community of Sant’Agata Bolognese with the goal of creating added value for the area in which it operates. It is setting its sights on the long term and is focused on a concept of beauty that doesn’t regard just the appearance of the product, but also a way of being and interpreting things.
Some of the projects supported are aimed at promoting inclusive education in the area’s schools in order to enhance and improve differences, with significant focus placed on kids with disabilities, in order to encourage their autonomy, socialization and learning abilities. Lamborghini wants to actively contribute to the training of the future generations aimed at creating a society that is oriented towards the values of equality and justice.
At the end of the lockdown, Automobili Lamborghini also supported the organization of summer camps. The closing of schools due to the pandemic made this service a primary need for the company’s employees and for the families of the community of Sant’Agata Bolognese. With the company’s support, and despite the restrictions tied to COVID-19, the summer camps were able to stay open on a regular basis and were able to accept all of the applications received.
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.